Author: D. Paul Graham

"Monday 5 Things" with D. Paul Graham

Monday 5 Things…..Moments….. It’s been a hectic few weeks again of travel. The kind of hectic that often leads to melancholic thoughts. As I sip some wine in the hotel lounge overlooking Buckhead condos and office buildings, I have been…

"Monday 5 Things" with D. Paul Graham

Monday 5 Things…..Just Three Words….. A few weeks ago, I was enjoying a solitary lunch on a terrace overlooking Carmel Bay, basking in an uncharacteristically hot day in California, sipping on the most exquisite Schrader RBS Napa Cabernet. My view,…

"Monday 5 Things" with D. Paul Graham

Monday 5 Things…..Patience….. Last week I had the privilege of photographing Tibetan monks as they created a sand mandala in Savannah. It was a humbling experience on a number of levels. Peace, persecution and patience were three powerful words that…

"Monday 5 Things" with D. Paul Graham

Monday 5 Things…..Flight Paths….. Last week M5T looked at five types of people that impact your life. As I dodged and weaved around people at MIA, finding slight solace in the Delta lounge, and then playing the, “can I get…

"Monday 5 Things" with D. Paul Graham

Monday 5 Things…..Five V’s in Three Letters….. Gordon McDonald wrote two books that impacted my life. The first was ‘Ordering Your Private World” – that book taught me the difference between being driven or called in life. The second book,…

"Monday 5 Things" with D. Paul Graham

Monday 5 Things…..Laboring….. Labor Day has been celebrated in the US since 1882 and was made a national holiday in 1894 to unify union workers and celebrate the accomplishments of workers across the nation. North of the 49th parallel, Canadians…

"Monday 5 Things" with D. Paul Graham

Monday 5 Things…..Super Powers….. Waiting for the red-eye from SJC back to ATL, I smiled as the young boy zipped around the Delta Sky Lounge with his cape pretending to fly. When I asked him who he was, he stopped,…

"Monday 5 Things" With D. Paul Graham

Inspiration can be an incredible driving force, creating enthusiasm and facilitating growth. Here's how you can cultivate your existence to find inspiration — and inspire others.

"Monday 5 Things" with D. Paul Graham

Monday 5 Things….. Stop….. I was looking at picture I took a few years ago that had a stop sign behind a beautiful Ferrari. For whatever reason, I fixated on that sign and got thinking about things that we should…

"Monday 5 Things" with D. Paul Graham

Monday 5 Things…..To Boldly Go….. Unless you have been living under a rock, on a deserted island, or possibly on Pluto, you could not have missed that this past Saturday marked the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. We…

"Monday 5 Things" with D. Paul Graham

Monday 5 Things…..Give….. So much of life seems to be built on the idiom of “give and take.” Last week, M5T discussed things to “take” in life. It seemed to be appropriate this week to consider things we all have the propensity…

"Monday 5 Things" with D. Paul Graham

Monday 5 Things…..Take….. A leisurely, lazy Sunday brunch. The kind of brunch that leaves one properly caffeinated, appropriately mimosa-ed (if there is such a word) and well fed. The kind of brunch that frames a day of taking time to just…

"Monday 5 Things" with D. Paul Graham

Monday 5 Things…..Two Birthdays….. The two countries who share the largest unprotected border in the world celebrate their birthdays this week. Today Canada turns 152 and on Thursday this week the U.S. turns 243. Once again on this birthday week,…

"Monday 5 Things" with D. Paul Graham

Monday 5 Things…..Life’s Mysteries….. I found myself thinking about life’s mysteries this past week and came across a quote from distinguished professor and theologian, Henri Nouwen: “The mystery of one man is too immense and too profound to be explained…

"Monday 5 Things" with D. Paul Graham

Monday 5 Things…..Can’t Coexist….. On a conference call this week with a CEO and investors, we discussed a few things that can’t coexist.  This morning’s M5T takes a closer look at emotions and states of our lives that can be…

"Monday 5 Things" with D. Paul Graham

Monday 5 Things…..What If Today….. Today’s missive is a result of a man, a moment, a movie, a memory and a meme. As we start another week heading into the latter half of this year, M5T deliberates, very simply with…

"Monday 5 Things" with D. Paul Graham

Monday 5 Things…..No Time….. Not a cloud was in the sky on Friday as I drove down to the “Land of the Big Rat,” which some call Orlando or Disney, for meetings and a conference this week. An overabundance of troopers…

"Monday 5 Things" with D. Paul Graham

Monday 5 Things…..Not to Morn but to Praise….. Driving by Hunter Airfield Base earlier this week, I slowed along the road to watch a hulking C-17 landing on the airfield. I recalled a funeral I attended in 2012 for fallen…

"Monday 5 Things" with D. Paul Graham

Monday 5 Things…..Kimya….. Kimya is an interesting word. I first learned the expression while working in East Africa. In Swahili it translates to silence. Kimya is also a Persian female’s name that means precious, unique or hard to find. Kimya came to…

"Monday 5 Things" with D. Paul Graham

Monday 5 Things…..Unspoken….. All week I had this nagging voice in my head asking, ‘Why didn’t you just say it? Why didn’t you just ask her?’ Things I wish I had said to my mom while she was still here…

"Monday 5 Things" with D. Paul Graham

Monday 5 Things…..“I’ll Take W’s for $200 Alex”….. Today’s M5T was inspired while driving at undisclosed speeds, on undisclosed red clay Georgia back-roads singing along with Daltrey at an undisclosed volume, all while attempting to keep up the syncopation on…

"Monday 5 Things" with D. Paul Graham

Monday 5 Things….. Success….. The M5T that was scheduled for today has been interrupted, and rudely at that, because of a Facebook memory sent to me this Saturday. Let me digress a moment… My heart has been broken, over and…