Writer’s Block- How to Break through the Obstacles

The last couple of evenings, I’ve had a bit of writer’s block. The inspiration to introduce an idea, story or adventure wasn’t within my mind. Lately, I’ve not been over-flowing with multiple thoughts and have been pulling recent blogs out of the thin air. But for two days my mind produced nothing. Frustration at its […]

Sami Stoner and Chloe Running with Success!

 I have the opportunity and duty to unveil the sweetest success story to ever grace our area. The young courageous lady I hope to interview in the first expanded edition of The Rust Belt Chronicles is currently undergoing a tough schedule between school events and a television taping with ESPN. I hope to bring you her […]

Checkout Anytime you Like, But you Can Never Leave

  In one of Seth Godin’s recent blogs, I was inspired by several notions and wisdom.  Some valuable lessons from Seth’s blog:  Associate closely with those who emphasize and are experienced with productive failure.  Surround yourself with those who are motivated to make a difference daily.  Breakthroughs throughout history (music, software, athletics) are geographically located […]

One Powerful Little Lesson!

Years ago, my sponsor suggested I do something positive towards someone else’s life. He asked that I perform this feat at least three times daily and if the person found out about the deed, the attempt did not count. The point of the exercise served to:  Avoid selfish thinking by focusing on others.  Become selfless, […]

Boom Town to Doomed Town?

A long time ago Mansfield, Ohio was a booming mega-factory city. Now it is represented with boarded-up, graffiti riddled houses and decay. While driving near the downtown area, you often discover houses hidden behind overgrown weeds, shrubbery and trees. It’s been said during its heyday you could quit one good paying factory job and be […]

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