THE SECRET: Key to Contentment

    THE SECRET:  Key to Contentment by Vicki Hinze   In writing, everything is fodder.  If you don’t need it for character, you need it for plot, setting or one of the other basic novel elements.  Where writers tend…
Moments of Clarity

      Moments of Clarity By Vicki Hinze   Moments of clarity. Sometimes we ignore them, often we misunderstand them, and sometimes we completely fail to recognize them. That creates challenges for us because without those moments of clarity,…
How-To Calm Your Inner Savage Beast

  How-To Calm Your Inner Savage Beast by  Vicki Hinze   We all have an inner savage beast.  Normally, we keep the beast leashed, our civility intact, our humanity in control, ruling our actions and reactions.  But there are times…
USS Fitzgerald/ACX Collision – Questions & Conclusions

Bayard & Holmes ~ Jay Holmes At approximately 2:20 a.m. local time on June 17, 2017 the US Navy Destroyer USS Fitzgerald suffered a collision with the Philippines-registered container ship ACX Crystal approximately 64 miles southwest of Yokosuka, Japan.  …
Love What You Do AND…

  Do What You Love and . . .    By   Vicki Hinze       For years, we’ve heard: Do what you love and the money will follow. For most of us, that advice has proven true—and false. …
Top Two Tips to Avoid Crisis-Mode

    Top Two Tips to Avoid Crisis-Mode   by   Vicki Hinze     We work hard and we’d like to play hard—and we would play hard, if we could just get out of and stay out of crisis-mode. …
Staying Safe in Public Spaces

Bayard & Holmes With the increasing number of terrorist attacks around the world, the public is becoming ever more aware that it’s wise to take precautions and think about safety measures. Today we welcome former CIA officer Doug Patteson of Inglorious…
PEOPLE CHANGE

PEOPLE CHANGE By Vicki Hinze   Life is about people.  What makes them work, breaks them, encourages or sparks the need to do the things they do in the ways they do them.  Yes, good or bad, life is about…