Fearing Failure

Yesterday I had a performance at a festival held by the City of La Palma here in Southern California. It was well organized. I had received a packet containing parking passes, maps, schedules, etc. This was a really good sign. When I arrived at the park where the...

Africa is not a Country!

Here it is 2007 and after many decades I am still repeating the mantra: “Africa is not a country, it is a continent.” It seems I’ve been saying this for so long that my brain just clicks into automatic whenever I’m in situations where I have to...

Age of Lost Innocence

We are definitely living in an age of “lost innocence.” I was with a group of 3rd graders, 8 and 9 years olds, during a classroom session earlier today. I was telling a tale which equated the building of muscle with the building of a powerful mind. I...

Stolen Parking Space

I was sitting in a parking lot earlier today waiting for a space three car lengths in front of me . My blinkers were on, windows down and a gentle breeze entered from outside, circulating through the car. As I was sitting there, the car I was waiting for began backing...