Thursday, February 25, 2016

I am more likeable than Kanye West. Please pay off my debt!

I love Taylor Swift.

There, I said it.

I am going to let you finish, but I am going to share my two cents that will help elicit a few dollars from you.

Have I gone native as a middle school teacher?


No! I was team Taylor ever since Kanye West rained on Taylor's VMA moment in the sun back in 2009. That's a couple of generations ago for my audience, but I can appreciate her talent.

I can also appreciate Kanye's need to win the battle against debt.

To be honest, however, Kanye is a talent but may not be a winner in the arena of public sympathy --- or even empathy.

If there are those who have a hankering to pay off a private debt but have a serious aversion to Kanye West. For the record, I enjoy his music and his sense of style most of the time. But, for those who wish to give freely, here is a fantastic option.

Send your spare money to my PayPal account to help me pay off a myriad of Generation X debt. The fact that I am still paying for college is in the same league as having a hangover for a bender that I had in 1996. I sort of feel hypocritical when I tell children that college will pay off for them when I know that I am sentencing a generation of people to a lifetime of servitude to a predatory system of debt for the sake of simply making their lives better.

Not that I am trying to be like 'Queen for a Day,' but please consider that I am just one of many who are on this hamster wheel. Help where you want. If you don't, feel free to move onto another website.

P.S. - Taylor Swift is welcome to donate, too!

Saturday, January 30, 2016


The struggle is real.

And so is the solution.

Every pageant contestant can tell us about how they value world peace. It's a simple cause to advocate because it is of universal concern - excepting, of course the fanatics out there.

We're thinking globally, but want for ways to act locally.

And let's think very locally --- very micro.

I was washing dishes this morning when I felt like I needed a sandblaster to clean one plate. With each revolution of my hand, I grumbled. I complained. I cursed the stuck-on bits of food.

I noticed that it felt like I was massaging my plate.

The motion of my hand changed as the context of this chore changed. I became mindful. I became relaxed. I became. I was the focused Karate Kid of dish washing.

The work is going to always need to be done. I learned a great deal about how an attitude can change things.

Maybe instead of let there be peace on Earth...

Let there be a global attitude adjustment, and let it begin with me. [Smile]

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Peace be with you!

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Bringing New Thought and zombies together

Unity and New Thought students! My book is on sale today! Learn about The Twelve Powers by Charles Fillmore through the eyes of a Walking Dead fan. It is a great book for small group study. Buy your copy today via CreateSpace and Amazon.

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Beyond the zombies: 'The Walking Twelve'

"It's more than just zombies."

When I first heard of 'The Walking Dead,' I assumed that this series was not for me. I was not interested in watching gratuitous violence and gore for a mindless indulgence.

After being urged by a friend, I took a chance on TWD during a holiday weekend. Thanks to Netflix and a well-timed AMC marathon, I was able to get caught up in time for the second half of the fifth season.

I learned to love what became a mindful indulgence for me. What I mean by mindful is that, instead of just mental chewing gum, watching TWD provides me with much more food for thought than most television. This was an open door for me to explore spirituality through Rick Grimes and his circle. What makes the 'good' guys good? From there do they draw their strength? What can we learn from them?

Basing my thoughts on The Twelve Powers by Charles and Cora Fillmore, I explain what values each character represents to me and how these values apply to our everyday lives.

My book 'The Walking Twelve' is a look at TWD from a New Thought perspective. I believe that it would be great for individual reading, a book study group, or curriculum for high school and/or young adults.

Buy your copy today! From proceeds from this book, I will be donating to the Southeast Region Youth of Unity in gratitude for the Truth lessons that I received growing up.