The Impact of a Book

This amazing work of art touches me profoundly.  Choose the right books. Thanks Kim for sharing!  Be sure to “FOLLOW” my blog with the links at the bottom of the page (mobile)Read More…


Book Review: Looking Backward by Edward Bellamy

I first read Looking Backward (LB) over 20-years ago, and it was so inspiring to me that I’ve never forgotten it.  That’s the power of great ideas: they never die. I wouldRead More…


Rethinking School

I distinctly remember the first time I thought our educational system was broken: it was when I was a student teaching assistant at USC. I was 18 or 19 the first timeRead More…


Flamethrower: Josephine Baker

This post about the amazing military service of entertainer Josephine Baker is truly inspiring! Be sure to “FOLLOW” my blog with the links at the bottom of the page (mobile) or onRead More…


A Book for Memorial Day

I first heard Louis Zamperini’s story from his own lips when I was a student at our shared alma mater of USC. I remember feeling my eyes get bigger and bigger asRead More…


Flamethrower Interview: Janet Billig Rich, Rock and Roller, Entrepreneur and out-of-the-box Broadway Musical Producer

Janet Billig Rich is a woman without a mission who’s on a mission. She is one of the hardest-working and most widely-diversified people I’ve ever met. She’s done everything from managing rockRead More…


Cave Digging as Art

Check out this amazing and inspiring video about a man who is carving “nature cathedrals” out of sandstone in New Mexico. His work is transcendental. #RaPaulette #CaveDigger


Progress IS Success

Our culture is obsessed with the pursuit of “success” as well as its more deadly (to personal growth) counterpart: the avoidance of failure. However, failure is only failure if a lesson isn’tRead More…