Pump the Brakes

Learning: The 30-day Social Media Break I Didn’t Know I Needed

“I am always ready to learn although I do not always like being taught.” – Winston Churchill I went on a three week vacation/work trip and I did all of the things. I went to L.A., San Francisco, Oakland – had a one-day reprieve at home in Austin, Texas, and then trekked across the pond for work to London, Belfast, and Vilnius, Lithuania, back to … Continue reading Learning: The 30-day Social Media Break I Didn’t Know I Needed

Media, Do Your Damn Job

People, other than those on Hillary’s campaign, need to remind people that if they want to “make this country great again”, you actually have to know how to run the country. But who is holding Trump’s feet to the fire besides Hillary supporters?

Everyone who has a pen and pad, laptop or a voice, needs to speak up.

If you cannot prepare for a Presidential debate, which he clearly didn’t, then how are you going to prepare for meetings for our country? Continue reading Media, Do Your Damn Job

Don’t Stop Till You Get Enough

“Excuses are tools for the weak and incompetent used to build monuments of nothingness. Those who excel in it seldom excel in anything else but excuses”.   That’s right folks, I am here to talk about excuses, but I am not talking about politicians and celebrities today,  I am actually doing a little self-reflection. I am participating in another blog post link-up  (click here for … Continue reading Don’t Stop Till You Get Enough

America’s Favorite Subject: Me (The Monday Fits)

“We must especially beware of that small group of selfish men who would clip the wings of the American Eagle in order to feather their own nests” – Franklin D. Roosevelt This post is obviously about selfishness and it has been in the works for quite a while. I actually originally wrote this blog topic to be called, “The Selfish Side of Minorities… the What … Continue reading America’s Favorite Subject: Me (The Monday Fits)

Make Your Mark (Stop Focusing on the Wrong S%$#)

“You can’t depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.”  – Mark Twain Focus is one of the many mysteries known to man. We all know what it is to be “focused”, but maintaining focus in one’s life is one of the greatest mysteries, because just when we think we are focused, in an instant that moment of focus can be lost. Whether … Continue reading Make Your Mark (Stop Focusing on the Wrong S%$#)

Since the Day I Was Born ….

For me, the hardest part of watching the movie Selma was the first five minutes. It is the scene when the young girls, doing what young girls do in church, were blown up. I have thought of this scene multiple times prior to seeing the movie and just the thought of this scene was chilling, but Ava DuVernay captured it even more poignantly in the … Continue reading Since the Day I Was Born ….