“It's impressions about blindness that are far more threatening to blind people than the blindness itself.Think for a moment about your own impressions of blindness. Think about your reactions when I first came onto the stage, or the prospect of your own blindness, or a loved one going...



Brian Noonan (in for Nick Digilio) welcomes Michael Osacky of Baseball In The Attic who appraises listener’s memorabilia on the air!


Source: WGN Radio 

Want to bring Michael to your next event? Let us know here. We'd love to help make it happen! 


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Another Overuse Issue

By Maria Murnane, Posted September 26th 2016

In one of my previous writing tips, I discussed how distracting overusing certain gestures can be for your readers. The same can be said for overusing uncommon adjectives.

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I recently finished a book in which the main character was described as “astonished” so frequently that I...


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Corporate reputations and brands are not the same things, and it’s important to understand the difference.

Reputations are the result of what people know about a business based on their judgements of its performance, gleaned through buying stuff, working there, owning stock, etc. It’s...


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This morning I googled “hope,” looking for the perfect image to accompany this post. Instead, I found myriad counterfeit hope-bearers – everything from pictures of stone angels to psychological diagrams to the well-intended “trust yourself” types of...


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In working with family-owned businesses for several years now, I’ve seen one pattern of relating that consistently doesn’t work over the long term.  In many families there is a mantra that dictates the family members’ behavior, and that can carry over to the business as...


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The Death of Comfortable

By Joanna Hyatt, Posted September 20th 2016

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Today we mourn a death. The death of Comfortable.

HE CAME INTO OUR LIVES UNINVITED, SEEMING TO APPEAR OUT OF NOWHERE, ONLY TO BECOME A PERMANENT FIXTURE.

A silver tongued  easy-going intruder, he convinced us to hand over our relationships, our dreams, and our future in exchange for...


megmeeker


Let’s face it. We’re all guilty of saying things to our kids that we’d give anything to take back. And worse, many of us have yelled nasty things too. So is there anything we can do to make up for hurting our kids this way? Yes. Let’s take a look at how to make amends.

Own...


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The Greatest Enemy of Every Marriage

By Mark Merrill, Posted September 19th 2016

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What is the opposite of Love?  If you said Hate, well, I hate to disagree with you, but I’m convinced that the opposite of love is really selfishness.  And in marriage, selfishness often makes you the worst threat to your marriage.

Consider these truths about...


I’ve said countless times in this blog that if you want to get people to read your book, you have to give away a lot of copies. To reviewers. To bloggers. To the editor of your college alumni magazine. To the women in your yoga class. To the guy who cuts your hair. To the people you meet at...