What If?

I’m increasingly convinced that mediocrity in our workplaces is a result of workers not being surrounded by a caring team of mentors and coaches who have their best interests in mind. Work performance is carefully monitored and evaluated, yet personal growth is not given the attention it deserves. There is a growing consensus in our […]

Memories and Tiny Bottles

Look back? I do. No longer with regrets but to find those moments I’m grateful for. Does it trigger a river of uncomfortable memories? It can. It has. But I let them flow by, except for the happy notes addressed to me rolled up in tiny bottles. Those I fish out and read under a […]

Frozen with fear?

Every single problem we face today is the building material of a purposeful life. Each pose an opportunity to improve something that needn’t be. The status quo remains only because those with the gifts to change it stay frozen in unjustifiable fear. So let me help melt that fear away. Chose one very small problem […]

Do you stop for rainbows?

Yesterday evening, returning from an impromptu drive into a foothill community for dinner, I couldn’t help but pull the car over to the side of the road so we could take in the rainbow forming over the hills. But my real reason was to await a surprise downpour that I could see coming our way. […]

Teasing With My Curiosity

What writing does for me. It clears my mind. Sharpens my thinking. And deepens my understanding. It’s how I entertain the foggy notions always teasing with my curiosity.

Can’t Hear Myself Laughing

I met up with a teacher friend last night that I hadn’t seen for quite awhile and she asked me how I was getting along. I said, “Well, I’m getting a little more deaf, losing a little more hair, and I’m not as good looking as I used to be. But I can still think, […]

Practicing in Public

I’ve grown accustomed to experimenting with ideas in public. Those who know me know that is true. To be honest, it grates on my perfectionist tendencies, but it’s been great for my personal growth. “Hi. I’m Bryan, and I’m a recovering perfectionist.” 😎 Year after year as a teacher, even after hours of preparation, I […]

All Are Bearers Of His Image

Here’s my take. I’m not an expert on this. It’s just an exploration based on things I’ve learned so far. I believe every person on the planet carries an element of God’s image. If true, that means everyone expresses an entirely unique aspect of God’s divine nature specifically displayed within unique abilities, gifts, and talents […]

Dream Crazy BIG!

Yesterday I texted a friend, “No dream is too crazy. No distance is too far.” Those close to him were asking him why he wanted more. Why dream bigger? Don’t you have enough?, they said. Someone who loves learning, loves to grow. And if you grow, everything about you takes on new shape and proportion. […]

Don’t Force It

What I’m learning about writing is that it must be its own reward. Many today are rushing to write *their* book. To tell *their* story. Well, I would say, keep writing and watch what transpires. If you follow where the alphabet takes you, it will begin to tell a story of its own. That’s the […]