Monthly Archives: October 2015


In the end, I decided to have fun with my rock/blues band: The Honey Bourbon Boys. As conceived, this blog is designed to be about my communication efforts, mostly speeches and writing. The writing includes articles, columns, this blog, speeches, op-eds and books. Mark Twain is credited with saying, “I didn’t have time to write

Read More
The Power of 52

Last week, I wrote about 52 being my favorite number and shared some reasons why as well as some fun facts (at least I think they are) about the number 52. I also mentioned the tie between 52 weeks in a year and 52 cards in deck and how that pleasant coincidence has made such

Read More
The Start of 52

My dear friend and community sage, Brian Sullivan, is fond of a numerical coincidence that he insists is not a coincidence. We’ve yet to have a party or poker game (where beer is drunk) that Brian does not introduce his favorite numerical oddity with 14 words… 24 beers in a case. 24 hours in a

Read More
Louis L’Amour and a Cigar

Louis L’Amour may or may not be the greatest Western writer of all time, but he is certainly the best-selling and my personal favorite. At the time of his death, he had published more than 100 books — 89 of which were novels — and almost all of these novels were Westerns. I’ve read each

Read More