Thursday, September 20, 2012

The New Middle Age

I never thought much about birthdays growing up; they never resonated for me. It was always just a day that someone else -- my mother, my wife, my friends -- decided to have a party that I would attend and receive some presents. I never carried any emotion for me.

Sudden Life Shifts

Life is an odd thing with no warning of when it may shift beneath your feet and take you in a  direction you never expected. I was in Denver visiting with my sister and family this past spring. So while there I  contacted the Office of Tourism to see if they could assist me with contacts for potential stories. They did, and while the places I went to review were all interesting, it was the stories of the people behind them that was more so. 

Sunday, September 2, 2012

The Smallest Meditator

The Religious-Science Impassse

Recently arriving in Bangalore India for a six-month stay, I’ve enjoyed the daily reading of The Speaking Tree column; prompting me to return to my own thoughts on religion and being.

Coming from a mixed-religion household, my mother was a Protestant, (of English, Scottish and Cherokee heritage), and my father was a Jew (of an Irish Catholic father, and a Russian Jewish mother), i’m not quite sure if that makes me -- religiously speaking -- more confused, or less.  

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Joy in the Moments

Jesus said that "It's pointless for a man to gain the whole world, yet lose his very self," and the Buddha whimsically pointed out that "seeking happiness in one's material desires is as absurd as suffering because a banana tree will not bear mango." 

Saturday, August 18, 2012

I've Been Distracted

Arriving in Bangalore India two weeks ago, I've been running around setting up my office operations and try to stay up to date.  But I promise I will start posting more insightful and regular post soon.  

Friday, August 17, 2012

Rough Days

Yeah, sometimes it just like that.

Running A Business

Posted By Brie Austin In Category: Business , Insights
Running a business is like riding on a roller coaster. Although it is fun and exciting, there will be times when you’ll be scared and feel powerless. During the bad times there isn’t much you can do, other than to keep on pushing forward.
So in that spirit, here are 101 quotes that will motivate you to push forward.