Friday, August 19, 2011

Going for the Gold

Life's Golden Ticket: An Inspirational NovelLife's Golden Ticket: An Inspirational Novel by Brendon Burchard

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I was running hot and cold with this one. Brendon Burchard is a charming young man with a moving story that motivated him to change his life and to write this book. The "device" of the magical circus seems at times apt and at times a bit much, but there are some wonderful insights. I found myself thinking of Steve Chandler's books and talks, when he puts our life stance on the continuum from "Victim" to "Owner." In case you don't want to read either one of them, I'll give you a hint. If you think you are a victim (a claim and complaint I have called outrageous and ridiculous in the USA in the 21st Century) consider the words spoken by the Wise Man On The Mountain to Ziggy: "No, Ziggy, the whole world isn't out to get you. Fully 99.99% don't care one way or the other!"

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Thursday, August 18, 2011

Fun at the Thomas Crane Public Library

Ever see someone do the Macarena while hula hooping? Me either, until I checked out the video at this link. The Children's Room staff at Thomas Crane Public Library put together yet another outstanding program last night and I couldn't be prouder. I also appreciate the coverage by the Patriot Ledger and reporter/videographer/narrator Dan McCready. Thanks to all. The kids obviously had a great time. I think you'll smile if you click on the video.