Posted by on Jan 20, 2013 in Journal

Charlotte, NC 9:10 AM Time does not stop. It’s hard to believe that it was 2004 when I packed up a storage shed and my car to go on the road. Every time I come back to Charlotte, I am filled with all sorts of emotions. Gratitude for the adult that I became while living here. Awe at all that I have been able to experience since going on the road. Happiness for my friends I met when I was here. Joy for the couples who met when I was here and have since gotten married and had kids. Smiles at the growth of their kids and my cousin’s kids. And, I must say, there is a little bit of what-if in...

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Posted by on Jan 19, 2013 in Journal

Charlotte, NC 10:22 AM It’s fun to be back on the hunt for interviews. A few years ago, IamOntheRoad.com got passed all around the country (and some pockets of the world). This caused my inbox to get the always cool emails that included, “I know someone you should interview…” Just to name a few, those emails took me to NASA to interview an astronaut. To meet the founder of the 401k program. To Arkansas and their first ever female Supreme Court Chief Justice. And to talk with the Founder of Jet Blue airlines. My training and career in sales has been a huge help for this part of the...

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So far, so good

Posted by on Jan 15, 2013 in Journal

Rochester, NY 6:15 PM My brain and my gut are revved up. I’m getting exposed to all sorts of great stuff: Interfaith, Islam, Hindu, and biblical interpretation just to start. As I get into it, this project is seeming to be bigger than I imagined. The first book (Love Your 84,000 Hours at Work) was pretty broad (people who love their career), but it had one central theme (work). On the Spiritual Road has one central theme – religion, but learning about and then explaining 12 of them is not going to be simple. Each religion seems to have so much depth to them. And branches. Yet, I know and...

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A familiar place

Posted by on Jan 8, 2013 in Journal

Rochester, NY 4:24 PM I just got back to my office after conducting the first interview for my new book. It’s been a couple of years since I’ve sat down with someone and had my ears as wide open as I can make them. The meeting took place at Nazareth College with Dr. Muhammad Shafiq. He runs the Interfaith Studies area and is also a local Imam. Prior to a few weeks ago, I didn’t know the word interfaith. Now I see it as a growing word, idea and way of life. I’m not sure how textbook this is, but I gather interfaith to mean trying to learn and understand other religions. I think it also...

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Book Title…

Posted by on Jan 4, 2013 in Journal

Rochester, NY 12:22 PM It’s one thing to have an idea in your head. It’s another thing to share it publically. But, in the spirit of Rochester, NY’s PBS TV station’s tagline, “Go Public,” — it’s time. The new book I’m going to research and write is called, “On the Spiritual Road: Seeking Faith and Religion in the United States.” My first book, “Love Your 84,000 Hours at Work,” shared the stories of how people came to find a career they loved. This book will explain the stories of how people came to find a religion they love, why they believe what they believe and...

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