Great Opening Lines – and Why! (August 2023’s Great Opening Lines)

I wrote in Great Opening Lines – and Why! (Part 3 – Some Great Opening Lines) that I’d share more great opening lines as I found them.

My last entry in this category was January 2023’s Great Opening Lines – and Why! (January 2023’s Great Opening Lines) which covered Lidia Yuknavitch’s‘s The Chronology of Water. This entry in the Great Opening Lines – And Why! posts is Angela PanayotopulosThe Wake Up.
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“Enjoy the Ride” now on BizCatalyst360

Blessings continue flowing in my direction from the kind folks at BizCatalyst360.

Today they published my Enjoy the Ride, a brief discussion on the nature of miracles and what to expect in one’s life…

…if one is willing to work with one’s self in order to let miracles be.

Basically, what is the definition of a miracle? I’m rather stringent on this.

An event is a “miracle” when the event subtends and/or subverts the laws of nature.

Note that above definition has lots of loopholes and catches in it. Some I mention in The Solitaire Meditation and a lot are mentioned in my forthcoming The Shaman (due out Sept ’23, and the scene mentioned in The Solitaire Meditation is from a chapter in that book).

My concept of a miracle probably won’t work for most people, and that’s a good thing. I’ve lived a different life from most people I know.

That use to bother me.

Not so much now.

I’ve learned to Enjoy the Ride.


“Living with Intention (Intention: Part 1)” now on BizCatalyst360

Sometimes things get away from me.

Case in point, the kind folks at BizCatalyst360 published my Intention, Part 1 back in late Feb ’23 and I forgot to mention it here.

I’d offer “I’ve been busy” and while true it’s…well, not exactly an excuse, more a demonstration of prioritizing – which I suggest people do in order to maintain clear thinking if not their sanity.

Sometimes I have so many priority lists on my desk I have to prioritize my priority lists.

Oh, but the sense of satisfaction when I do so and tasks begin falling away, a bright shiny check right beside them.

So I ask your indulgence.

Give me a moment to check this box.

And please take a look at Intention, Part 1 on BizCatalyst360.

And thanks.


“Living with Intention (Intention: Part 2)” now on BizCatalyst360

I previously offered Intention, Part 1 on BizCatalyst360 and this week those kind and gracious folks are sharing my Living with Intention (Intention: Part 2) (a follow-up piece. Bet you couldn’t guess).

In this case, a short piece about what I’m learning about myself.


“Intention, Part 1” now on BizCatalyst360

Once again good fortune prevails. BizCatalyst360 is taking my musings on life and sharing them with a larger audience.

In this case, Intention, Part 1, a short piece about doing what one wants to do when one means to do it.