The clowns at your job dominate Ring Number One. Ring Number Two features The Juggler (you) and your checkbook, schedule, chore list, and family obligations. And in Ring Number Three, there’s a wild combination of the other two. Run away and join the circus? Yeah, that’s already happened. [read more…]
On Nov. 23, 2013, most Americans were preparing for Thanksgiving. We were marking the anniversary of JFK’s assassination and watching the weather, the news on Iraq, or the Baylor-Oklahoma State game. We were enjoying our weekend. [read more…]
It was a very bad time. One of the worst of your life, in fact, and you will never forget it. You’ll do what you can to move on, though. You’ll be OK eventually, because though it was a very, very bad time, you’ve managed to find a sliver of good from it.
The annual Library of Congress National Book Festival drew an estimated 200,000 people to the Walter E. Convention Center in D.C. Saturday, with more than 120 featured authors, concession stands, panel discussions, craft tables and famous book signings from celebrated writers such as basketball legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and terror master Stephen King. [read more…]
Just like every other business in America, you have good weeks and bad. Sales go up and they flatten. You have financial feast-or-famine and you’d like more of the former than the latter. Author Lauren Leader-Chivée says she knows how you can achieve that and in “Crossing the Thinnest Line,” she explains. [read more…]
While its true that familiar names are everywhere in this book — Wheatley, Turner, Douglass, Truth, Tubman — readers will also be absolutely treated to stories and mini-biographies from regular people throughout history. © 2016, Smithsonian Books [read more…]
In the early 1980s, Dunbar High School in Baltimore enjoyed one of the most successful basketball programs in the nation. Many would argue that the Dunbar Poets of 1981-82 was the best ever. [read more…]
Your closest friend really gets you.
You never have to explain yourself when you’re together; everything said (and unsaid) is understood. There may be many years between you, but it doesn’t matter. There may be differences in background, but no worries. Nothing keeps you apart, and, as in the new book “Elizabeth and Michael” by Donald Bogle, that might be because you have everything in common. [read more…]
At the end of the day, you’re out of gas. There’s nothing left in your reserves, not a drop. You’re done, wondering if this is as far as you’ll ever go but somehow open to new suggestions. So read “The Full Tank Life” by Ben Tankard. It might just rev your engine again. [read more…]