The Prince by Machiavelli; The Art of Being an Asshole

Reading Time: 2 minutes Any man who believes himself high and mighty will cringe after reading the first pages of The Prince. I am not a follower of political science but thought it could be a great idea to go ahead and give this book a try; why not? Maybe I could learn something useful. And what did I … Read moreThe Prince by Machiavelli; The Art of Being an Asshole

One Goal at a Time

Reading Time: 2 minutes Life is a combination of many goals -or dreams- that we have to accomplish, gradually, one at a time, always reaching for the final and most important goal. And once we reach them, we have to look for ways to stay there. I, personally, haven’t reached the final goal. I want to be a full-time … Read moreOne Goal at a Time

Giving Polio the Middle Finger

Reading Time: 2 minutes It is such a great honor to be part of the Rotary Club. Not everything is lost in this life of mine, filled with self-deprecation and an idiotic sense of humor. Some of the activities I stick my nose into are actually making a difference in the world. And this sort of thing only happens … Read moreGiving Polio the Middle Finger

Happy 60th Anniversary, Woodland

Reading Time: < 1 minute My club is getting old. As I’m sure I’ve said about a thousand times before, I’ve been a member of Woodland Toastmasters since 2015. I’ve partaken with these amazing human beings, learned from them, and even cried on more than one occasion. I honestly say that I cannot imagine a future without them, all of … Read moreHappy 60th Anniversary, Woodland

Pressure Drop; Getting Women on Board

Reading Time: 2 minutes Oh pressure, oh yeah Pressure is gonna drop on you… Or so the lyrics go. Disappointed is not the adjective I’d use when I think of Pressure Drop, the fifth novel by Peter Abrahams I’ve read thus far. Puzzled? That’s probably better. The story was well-written because, well, the man knows how to write, but … Read morePressure Drop; Getting Women on Board