Michael is Being Interviewed!

Michael Parise will be on That Business Show with Jamie and Kelly #ThatBusinessShow • 1250 WHNZ , Wednesday, December 21 at 8 AM! Jamie Meloni is one of Tampa’s radio celebrities who highlights local business owners on his daily talk shows.  He’ll be...

Same Reason….Different Outcomes

I actually haven’t made a lot of major decisions in my life.  Most of them were fairly common, auxiliary to the big ones.  And my big decisions have been primarily focused on money, jobs and education…in order to find a career and make a living.  A couple of...

Defending the Castle

Our lives are like castles that we like to protect.  Two tools I’ve found useful are vigilance and judgment.  Vigilance is devoted attentiveness or watchfulness.  Judgment in this case is the formation of an opinion after consideration or deliberation and the capacity...

Never Stop Dreaming

Richard Preston in The Wild Trees describes the day Michael Taylor’s dream of discovering the tallest tree in the world in Northern California came true: July 1, 2006, dawned clear and fresh on the North Coast and Michael Taylor and Chris Atkins decided to go on...

Emotional Hangovers

I often wake up at 4:30 AM in the midst of a very demanding and intense dream.  The dream is usually one of conflict, argument, or internal problem-solving.  Sometimes I can fall back to sleep after a bathroom visit (I wonder what the correlation is between dreaming...