If you’ve signed up for my mailing list then you’ve already heard this one: I’ve always had a strange connection to the song Broken Wings by Mr. Mister. For many years, every time I heard the song played in public it signaled that a huge change was coming to my life. A breakup, a move, a new job, could be good or could be bad, but it always signified something BIG was coming. For this reason I never purchased the song. It was too valuable to me otherwise. You don’t really hear that song on the radio much…Read more
Several years ago I was looking for a recipe to make fudge because that is one of my favorite holiday treats, and I found this amazing peanut butter fudge recipe. If you're an allrecipes.com user, you can find and save the recipe to your cardbox here. This is now a staple for me every Christmas. It's so yummy! If you decide to make it, don't forget to come back here and let me know how it turned out!
World's Best Peanut Butter Fudge
Prep 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Ready In 1 h 25 minutes
For me, I’d have to say the book "Tools of Titans" by Tim Ferris, though I didn’t actually purchase it. I checked it out at the library. I already talked about that in a previous blog post, but this book has some seriously good nuggets in it. Just open it to a page and BLAM, you’re smarter, better, faster… There is so much awesomeness in this book I don’t actually want to share it because you might become more awesome than I am. 😉
What purchase of $100 or less has most positively impacted your life in the…Read more
My all time favorite quote is from the movie Bram Stoker’s Dracula. In the movie, Jonathan is on the train heading to Transylvania to meet with the Count, and he's writing to his beloved Mina and he says, “It’s as if I have a part to play in a story that is not yet known to me.” I love this quote because it speaks to that part of me that wants to know my purpose in life, which I'm not sure we can ever really know. I’ve struggled with that question all of my life and I still don’t have an answer. Will I…Read more
My all time favorite movie is shared by two films: Office Space and Bram Stoker’s Dracula. The first because I have lived the life of Peter Gibbons. When I got my first office job I worked as a file clerk for a convenience store chain. The owners were brothers, who were also both lawyers, who were constantly at odds with each other. One minute you’d have one standing at your desk asking you to do one thing, and then an hour later you’d have the other one standing there telling you to do something else. It…Read more
I love TED talks. I've watched some really great ones. If I were to give a TED talk about something that were outside of my main area of expertise, it might be about the importance of taking time out for yourself. Or it might be how writing can keep you from going insane. Or perhaps simply how to crochet a scarf. I’ve crocheted enough scarves to feel like I could give a TED Talk on the subject. Bullet points could include how to pick the right yarn for your project, what stitches to use, and how to…Read more
I recommend books based on the readers need, but lately it’s been The Dark Tower series by Stephen King simply because the movie is about to come out. I read the series in my 20s and it gave me a lot to think about outside of the story. The main character, Roland, is the last gunslinger and his drive to find the tower is unmeasurable. He has a way of letting things go and leaving things to “ka” that I constantly need to be reminded of. Sometimes things are put in our paths for a reason and it’s our job to…Read more
Wimberley friends and beyond!
I'll be doing a special radio spot on Wimberly Valley Radio on Tuesday October 17th at 9am. If you're local, you can tune in to 94.1 on your FM dial to listen, and if you're not local, you can tune in live on their Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/OverEasyWithCoach or listen afterwords on their SoundCloud channel here: https://soundcloud.com/wimberleyvalleyradio. You can also visit their website WimberleyValleyRadio.org and get to all of the links from there.
My work is typically very event driven, so it’s hard to explore in the evenings or weekends when I might be gigging Thursday - Sunday. But when I do have some time I love to do and try different things. Mix it up, if you will. One of my favorites is to escape into a good video game. I especially love games from Bethesda like Elder Scrolls and Fallout where you can explore endlessly and you don’t have to worry so much about completing any particular thing in any particular order. Tomb Raider is another of my…Read more
I believe that we can manifest our desires if we truly want them bad enough. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve wished for something really hard and had it come true. If you focus enough energy into something, it will attract the thing you’re focusing on. Energy is like a magnet. What you put out attracts more of that same energy. Notice how when you feel bad it seems like more bad things keep happening and you feel worse - same thing happens when you feel good. Have you ever noticed how maybe a friend of…Read more