Non Verbal Signals
Posted on August 24, 2015

Think of a coy smile with the head somewhat lowered but the eyes uplifted to meet yours. It is a non-verbal signal of romantic interest moderated by caution. Think of a bold wink. It’s the same non-verbal signal without the caution. Think of a nod of the head – up-and-down for affirmation, side-to-side for disapproval. Similar messages are sent by the thumbs-up or thumbs-down gestures. All are non-verbal signals.

Creative Waiting
Posted on August 17, 2015

I prefer taking the bus to taking the subway. You do not travel through underground tunnels on a bus. You can see out and do building-and-people watching on a bus. You retain Internet connection on your cell phone on a bus. I’ve never once spied a rat at a bus stop. Whereas it’s just as cold in the winter, I defy any bus stop in the city to be as hot as a subway landing in the middle of July or August. Not everyone agrees with me about this – but for my money, I’ll take the bus every time.

Work and Play Balance
Posted on August 10, 2015

I am back at my desk. I returned to NYC on Thursday, July 30, after a month away. It was a good month. Lots of time with family. Lots of time with old friends I rarely see. Lots of time at the Prime Tyme Soul Café with some of the best fried chicken on planet Earth. Lots of time swimming. And, a fair amount of time worship/sermon/and program planning for the coming church year. Now I am sitting here wading through a mountain of paper work that accumulated over the past month (despite my prayers that an administrative genie would wave a magic wand and take care of it all before I returned home).

The Secret
Posted on August 3, 2015

Have you ever read The Secret? The book sold millions of copies a few years ago. Its basic premise is that whatever energy we throw out to the Universe will be returned to us. So, the author suggested that if we project airs of success and plenty, the Universe will make us thriving and rich. Apparently millions upon millions of people wanted to learn that secret … which, I suspect, did make the author rich.