On Self Imposed Distractions

One day a group of 100 people were hiking together through the woods. After several hours of walking they took an uncharted turn through a ravine and came upon a gorgeous hidden valley. This valley was one of extraordinary beauty and tranquility. Before long they came...

Cosmic Paychecks

Please, indulge me in a wonderful daydream if you will… What if you were compensated according to the quality and quantity of goodwill you generated? Imagine an invisible entity that kept accurate tabs on each and every human. You are paid relative to how kind and...

Green Mints, Deception and Butterflies

“Most things in this world and in others are rarely as they appear.” Livingston Ashcroft Bellingus (1893 – ) Livingston Ashcroft Bellingus is my paternal grandfather. He was known as “Flip” to both family and close friends. He picked up that name in the early 1960s....

Rudders For Writers

Have you ever walked into an electronics store and had a salesman approach and start to pitch the hot deal of the day? I’ve had it happen more than once. It might be a great deal on the latest flat panel TV. Maybe it’s a deep discount on a HD Kindle or an...

Book Blurbs

How Much Money Are You Leaving  On The Table With Your Kindle eBooks? If you’re selling eBooks on Kindle there are a few essentials you’ve got to get right or you don’t stand a chance for success. It goes without saying that your book has to be great. Next is...

Kane, A Lesson In Love

Long ago I learned a profound lesson about love. That lesson was powerful and it has stayed with me. The experience that held the message didn’t appear to be all that special – at least I didn’t think it was until much later, when I realized that it helped to shape...

Reader Reviews

Review Of The Legend Of Kokobono By “expressyourselfbooks” (Amazon) 5.0 out of 5 stars Is it live, or is it Memorex? March 6, 2003 Format:Paperback Is it live or is it Memorex? A few years back, that was the hook line on a television commercial for a...

11 Pearls Reader Comments

        I felt I had something special after writing 11 Pearls, something inspired. I offered the story to a group of people on a message board devoted to marketing, not exactly folks know for inspirational stuff. The unsolicited comments were overwhelming. I’ve...

House Of Cards

“When building a house of cards it is important not to let your own fart-storm topple it.” Livingston Ashcroft “Flip” Bellingus (1893 – )   When I was a boy of about 10 I did something that was not very cool. I did it with malice of forethought and with the...