Challenge Coins

What the hell is a Challenge Coin? Sometimes you just need to help a sister and brother-in-law out… “A challenge coin may be a small coin or medallion, bearing an organization’s insignia or emblem and carried by the organization’s members. Traditionally, they might be given to prove membership when challenged and to enhance morale. In addition, they are also collected by serviceContinue reading “Challenge Coins”

Hi, Meet my Friend Adalbern

The mind is a funny thing. Visualization and imagination create the same mental effects as if it were real. Going back to Napoleon Hill and up through neuroscience, the research seems to point to the mind’s inability to distinguish between real and visualization. Adalbern didn’t exist until one sunny day a crouching warrior in customContinue reading “Hi, Meet my Friend Adalbern”

Hello, I’m Doug, and I’m an Audible Addict…

The Audible trend in my life is pronounced and probably inexorable. A good new Audible book every month is like Christmas at the end of every month. I seem to be grabbing Audible books with the alacrity of an opium addict rushing towards a fix. (Not that I have ever been addicted to anything, it’sContinue reading “Hello, I’m Doug, and I’m an Audible Addict…”

Cold Water

I hate cold water. Once upon a time I could mince words about it but now things are much more stark. When the shower goes cold, because someone else starts theirs, as the temperature drops suddenly icy, I sequel, squirm and mumble profanity. When icy water falls from the sky, obscene amounts of clothing andContinue reading “Cold Water”

The Website & Profound Procrastination

The author & book website is something that I have struggled with for quite some time.  It is one of those things that the more I think about it, the more difficult it becomes to work on it.  I’m just staring at the giant elephant with no idea where to start eating!  Like so manyContinue reading “The Website & Profound Procrastination”

Fafner’s Gold

Many seek the rewards, fewer are willing to face the beast, and fewer still are prepared to face the curse that accompanies the hoard they pretend to desire. My workout music is a little intense, but here is Fafner’s Gold… ( Be hard or your ears might bleed… Fafner’s legend is a tale of greed,Continue reading “Fafner’s Gold”

I Can’t Even Cut The Cheese Today…

What happens when you have a bad day? I woke up feeling nauseous and sore. Since it’s that wonderful balmy time of year, flu season, I groaned. There have been couple of really good days this week, so the turn of today is a little bit irritating. There were things on the list that IContinue reading “I Can’t Even Cut The Cheese Today…”