Men, in general, judge more from appearances than from reality. All men have eyes, but few have the gift of penetration. - Niccolo Machiavelli From my primary blog here. This is an interesting topic to me. There's a common expression about judging a book by its cover. While growing up, many of us hear this … Continue reading Appearance



To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment. - Ralph Waldo Emerson From my primary blog here. The first thing that I noticed in the image above was the cello in the middle. To be fair, there's an accordion to the left which is … Continue reading Authenticity


"Self-confidence is the first requisite to great undertakings." - Samuel Johnson I recently took the opportunity to write on the matter of pride. In my entry, I made my best effort to caution that pride can be an unattractive and deceptive impediment to accomplishment. Writing about confidence, then, may seem like a redundancy. I fear … Continue reading Confidence