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Sin City 2014, Las Vegas 2014

Basics, Brilliance and Self-betterment

How many of us would like to know some secrets of self-improvement? How many of us yearn for a secret formula which will enable us to do better in school, at work or in sports? Surely, there must be some shortcuts to success.

Geometry teaches us that the shortest distance between two points is a straight line. In life, the straight line to success is not a secret path. It may be a path filled with obstacles. It might be a steep path. But it is not a secret path.

So many of us wish we were smarter, more athletic, better looking, etc. We believe that if we had those qualities, life would be so much easier. Yet, the road to success is not paved with bricks of brilliance. Yes, being smart is a good thing. But you do not have to have an Albert Einstein-like IQ to do well in life and make strong contributions to society.

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Grand Canyon 2014, Grand Canyon, Grand Canyon Photos 2014

A Winner’s Creed, a Poem

Sadness grows in a heart of woes, yet the soul is born of light. We twist and spin in existential winds and our mind is filled with fright.

Family 2014, They Can, Can

They Can; I Can

Here is a little tip for success I call, “They can; I can.” You might utilize this tip when you need to approach a particular challenge. Challenges can

Mountain

Ellos pueden, yo puedo

Aquí tienen un pequeño consejo para el éxito, al cual llamo “Ellos pueden, yo puedo”. Pueden utilizar este consejo cuando traten de abordar un reto en particular. Los

Rainbow

Alive in Colors; a Poem

Green is the color I see in my mind, of life and growth, of time beyond time. It gives me hope like the lush of the forest. A

Sunset

Sampson Strong Reads; a Tale

[*Author’s Note: This is a work of fiction. Any similarities between a character in this tale and any person living or dead are merely coincidental.] “No song need be

Fair

Y luego, actúe

En varias ocasiones he escrito acerca de la necesidad de tener planeación apropiada como una manera de lograr una meta. Esta meta podría estar en el área de

Sun

And Then Act

On various occasions I have written about the need for proper planning as a way to accomplish a goal. This goal could be within the realm of school,

Sunset

A Bunch of Stuff Hit Me! A Poem

A bunch of stuff hit me. And so goes life; birth, toil and often strife. But let’s face it; life dishes up good stuff too. Hard to remember

Lists

Challenges and Lists

Years ago, my father commented to me that “Life deals cards daily.” How true that is. Sometimes we are dealt aces and we feel like we are on

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