Posted by on Nov 27, 2005 in Journal

Rochester, NY 12:05 PM Holiday weekends are always socially active. The newspaper in Rochester wrote that the night before Thanksgiving was the biggest going out night of the year. My age has caught up with me. I stayed in Wednesday and Thursday and Friday was reserved for a pretty mellow house party with some people I hadn’t seen in a few months. Saturday morning was a meeting to go over the marketing section of my book proposal. The meeting was great, with about 20 minutes spent on the proposal and the rest of the 3 hours talking about life, politics, spirituality, money, business, and a...

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Posted by on Nov 24, 2005 in Journal

Rochester, NY 11:56 PM You have to love a holiday centered around family, food, and football. I type this with a tryptophan buzz after scarfing down a traditional late night turkey feast. My day was spent writing and then heading next door to my aunt and uncle’s at 3:30. We snacked and watched the beginning of the Dallas game. One of the best inventions of recent memory has to be Tivo/DVR. Dinner always used to get in the way of me watching the Cowboys. Not this year. We hit pause on the game and game back to it much later, and fast forwarded through the commercials. There is a lot to...

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Fly Pod

Posted by on Nov 21, 2005 in Journal

Web 10:35 AM I just completed an interview for www.TheFlyPod.com, a website that hosts MP’s on various topics. They asked me a lot about the days leading up to the journey and what I’ve learned. This will be different because you’ll hear me talking, rather than reading. It is still strange to get requests for this kind of thing, but if they ask, I will do it. It should be on their site in the next week or two. I will put up a post when it is ready.

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Posted by on Nov 17, 2005 in Journal

Charlotte, NC 9:44 AM As my lunch companion said yesterday, passion is contagious. I sat with Fred Story, one of my first interviews, and as of right now, the first chapter of the journey. We got caught up on what’s been happening with each of us over the previous 18 months. His passion is making music and he is making a lot of it. He showed me one of the TV shows he is working on. It is a 65 show kids’ series that will be running in Australia in the near future. I can see my niece’s singing and dancing to the music Fred and his team created. They also wrote a song for the Charlotte...

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Posted by on Nov 16, 2005 in Journal

Salisbury, NC 10:20 AM Last night was the first time in a while that I was nervous for a talk. I was at Catawba College, a school NE of Charlotte. My nerves were not because of the subject or the talk; my nerves were caused by the unknown makeup of the audience. My host, Kurt, told me that there may be some students in attendance along with some people from the community, some of them retired. In speaking, I try to tailor the subject to the audience. In this case, my audience could have been an 18 year old and an 80 year old. My preparation was much different. I met Kurt on campus and we went...

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