We aim to please. And by that, we don’t mean that this section is without substance. Actually, it may be our most sneaky content of all – aimed to delight while all the while providing something worth thinking about.

“Laughter without a tinge of philosophy is but a sneeze of humor. Genuine humor is replete with wisdom.”

Mark Twain

NNR YouTube Channel

From the New Normal Rep, a theater company founded by Jack Canfora, see the entertaining and innovative content they are producing. Check out some of the plays and shorter pieces they’ve done on the NNR YouTube channel.

  • Loving and Learning

    Loving and Learning

    Is love conducive to our bottom-line goals? Perhaps when it is the goal itself but from my experience, love is the big disruptor that often interrupts our progress on the things we can measure.

  • The Universal You

    The Universal You

    There was a carousel in the town I grew up in that held a special attraction for me as a kid. It was originally built in 1909 and had beautifully carved wooden horses big enough that they could create the illusion of really riding. But in addition to that, the ride purveyors had added a…

  • Repost:  Napping as an Act of Defiance

    Repost: Napping as an Act of Defiance

    I’ve been thinking a lot about defiance lately.  Actually, because I’m very much a contrarian at heart, I’m always thinking about ways to defy.  That’s what contrarians do; they defy conventional wisdom (among other things).  (By the way, it seems pretty clear that we need a lot more contrarians in the world.) I guess you…

  • Your Favorite Writer Quotes

    Your Favorite Writer Quotes

    After posting My Favorite Writer Quotes last week, I loved the ones submitted in the comments so much that here’s a post of your favorite writer quotes. “People do not seem to realize that their opinion of the world is also a confession of their character.” – Ralph Waldo EmersonSubmitted by the insightful and delightful…

  • Bad Life Advice I’m Tired Of Hearing

    Bad Life Advice I’m Tired Of Hearing

    I have a serious beef with some of our tried and true inspirational sayings. It’s bad advice!  In fact, I’ve discarded it for most of my life and  that seems to have worked out pretty well so far.  But, I’m tired of seeing others suffer needlessly as they cling to this nonsense, believing they’re doing…