So why did you leave karate?

If you are a serious karateka, you will know that the art has changed considerably since its original beginnings on the island of Okinawa. Since then, many people, mostly serious practitioners of the art, have lived, studied, and trained extensively in Japan and Okinawa. What they discovered during that time by reading ancient texts and talking to ancient masters has […]

In solidarity with beloved weeping mother India

I watched with great interest the film documentary Mother India: Life through the Eyes of the Orphan (2012). With 31,000,000 orphans in India, this film briefly invites us into the lives of 25 orphaned or abandoned young people (ages three to 25) who live along the railway line in South India. I have been thinking a lot about India, which […]

The one question that will get you out of any rut!

Do you have a zest for life and (want) to get the most out of it? It rarely involves doing more than others are willing to do; It involves a focus similar to that of a laser. Great leaders understand the importance of ‘What’s important now?’ Leaders come in all shapes and sizes! Tess, an 8-year-old girl, overheard her parents […]

Highest Value O-Pee-Chee Rookie Hockey Cards from 1968-69

The 1968-69 O-Pee-Chee hockey card game marked the company’s first NHL production since 1940-41. This was the first time the 1967 NHL expansion teams were included in a set. Of course, Bobby Orr of the Boston Bruins leads the way when it comes to value. The top four rookie cards are not far behind and feature some pretty impressive hockey […]

Leonardo Da Vinci – A Legacy of Immortal Genius

LEONARDO DA VINCI (1452-1519) Heaven smiled and he was born Da Vinci, Leonardo. The impact and resonance of his contribution to humanity is not measurable in mere mortal terms. Driven by an insatiable thirst for knowledge, his life’s work is an awe inspiring synthesis of art, science and technology. How is it that a figure who lived nearly five centuries […]

Is gold safe?

“How cheap can I buy gold?” and “Is gold safe?” are two of the most frequently asked questions gold brokers receive. As a former gold broker, I know. I also know firsthand how safe some of the “safest” stocks have been over the last year… Who would have thought AIG, Citi, Bank of America, GE and most of Wall Street […]