Amazing Today, Life Adventures, Philosophy

Sharing the Same Experience- Part Four

  A friend asked if I was a cup-half-full or a cup-half-empty guy. I quickly answered that my cup was neither because it was always gushing over its brim. Then I realized that if most people’s excitement level never varies between zero to three out of ten, mine usually hovers constantly around twelve. Using the… Continue reading Sharing the Same Experience- Part Four

Childhood Memories, Life Adventures, Philosophy

Henrietta Lukemeyer

Henrietta Lukemeyer was an elderly lady who lived down the hill from my childhood home in Indiana. She rarely stopped by to say hello to my mom, but when she did I remember her positive energy and politeness. She always wore a smile and smelled like fresh flowers. Sometimes she sold Avon products door to… Continue reading Henrietta Lukemeyer

Amazing Today, FlyUp!, Life Adventures, Philosophy, Why Mom Deserves A Diamond

Time Traveler

I'm also a time traveler! Yes. I can show you how to be that, too. When you go out at night and see a beautiful star, did you know that you're looking into the past? Because the star is so far away that it takes million of years for the light of the star to… Continue reading Time Traveler

FlyUp!, Life Adventures

You Are Your Own Light

At first, the Words rested comfortably in high resolution pixels on the computer screen. Even with a quick glance, the Helvetia font shone with a sense of hope and nourishment. I prided myself on hiring only brilliant persons for my team. I even secretly embedded a list of questions that confirmed ones genius in the… Continue reading You Are Your Own Light


Fly Up! And Self-Actualization

The invention of FlyUp! (for Fully Live Your Unlimited Potential) came shortly after we launched the Raise Your Umbrella school program. The all-inclusiveness of FlyUp! made it an even higher form of Raise Your Umbrella. Many people have heard of Abraham Maslow, who published his 1943 article entitled, A Theory of Human Motivation. The paper… Continue reading Fly Up! And Self-Actualization

Life Adventures, Philosophy


Is there a single ingredient that holds our universe together? We look deeper and deeper into outer space, trying to find the edge, searching for the substance in which we are contained. Peering inside, have we found anything smaller than a neutrino, electron, or Higgs boson particle? I used to see a tree, a hummingbird,… Continue reading Awareness

FlyUp!, Why Mom Deserves A Diamond

Avoid Looking Over Your Shoulder

We are all self-made. The people and objects that surround us are a direct consequence of the thoughts we have harbored in our minds. When I think of my world, I attribute it to concentrating on the present and the future instead of peering back at my misfortunes and mistakes. I try not to spend… Continue reading Avoid Looking Over Your Shoulder