The Mighty Waterfall and the Beautiful Little Fish: Chapter 9

One day, a newcomer arrived. She seemed familiar. She was about the size of a child's palm. She had long slender fins and a flowing tail. It was the beautiful little Fish, except she was not as beautiful, save for traces of her previous elegance. Her color was not as vibrant. Her fins and tail were … [Read more...]

When Should You Quit Writing?

Something's been weighing heavily on my mind: Maybe writing isn't worth my time. For weeks, I've been questioning if writing was worth doing. I can spend 2 - 4 hours a day, dragging my thoughts onto the blank canvas. During my week off, that's exactly what I did. I spent hours thinking and … [Read more...]

The Mighty Waterfall and the Beautiful Little Fish: Chapter 8

For a whole month, the mighty Waterfall poured out in full force. And every day, the wise Cloud visited the mighty Waterfall. The progress was amazing. The algae and the stench were swept away into the ocean. Water lilies and the lily pads inhabited the top of the lagoon again. The surrounding … [Read more...]

The Philosopher’s Stone: How to Create Gold Out of Thin Air

Since the 8th century, man searched for a mystical, elusive item known as the philosopher's stone. According to legends, the stone could turn any metal into gold or silver. The red stone for gold and the white stone for silver. The original intent of alchemy was to create precious metals. Take … [Read more...]

The Mighty Waterfall and the Beautiful Little Fish: Chapter 7

A year passed. More algae infested the lagoon and the smell repelled even the surrounding plant-life. The weak Waterfall was not deterred. He kept squeezing the mountain every day. Despite his valiant efforts, he did not squeeze out a drop of water. He did, however, notice his strength growing. … [Read more...]

What a 13-Year-Old Boy Who Scored with His 24-Year-Old Teacher Can Teach You About the Female Mind

Game recognizes game, and the 13-year-old boy who banged his 24-year-old teacher definitely has it in spades. On May 2016, the media exposed that Alexandria Vera, a middle school teacher in Texas, had sex with one of her students. She is 24 years old --  a relatively young woman and not … [Read more...]

The Mighty Waterfall and the Beautiful Little Fish: Chapter 6

It was hopeless. For two weeks, the weak Waterfall squeezed the mountain with all his might. No matter how hard he tried, he could not bring forth water. He remained as dry as before. Maybe it is better to fade away into eternal sleep. He never slept before. He didn't need to. Now, it is a different … [Read more...]

The Economic Future of the World: The Rich Gets Richer and the Poor Gets Poorer

Give me 10 minutes with any 30-year-old and I can accurately predict where he'll end up at age 60 -- if he will be rich and financially-free or poor and struggling. By knowing what he did for the past 10 years, I can tell what he will do for the next 40 years. Try it yourself. Take an honest look … [Read more...]

The Mighty Waterfall and the Beautiful Little Fish: Chapter 5

Weeks passed and the weak Waterfall remained alone. No beautiful little Fish. No frogs. No schools of fishes. No dolphins. No turtles. No flocks of birds. And no wise Cloud. The only thing that remained was the algae-covered lagoon, reminding him of his failures. Solitude magnified the agonies of … [Read more...]

The 6 Traits of the Charismatic Woman

I said it again and again: Charisma is power spiced with presence and warmth. Charisma is not moral. It is instinctual. Natural. To prove the point, let me begin with a story about a friend of a friend: My friend, through her travels, befriended a 50-something year old Caucasian woman -- … [Read more...]