Author: D. Paul Graham

"Monday 5 Things" with D. Paul Graham

Monday 5 Things.....Lexikos..... Lexikos…pertaining to words. A somewhat apropos follow up to last week’s missive about ‘words.’ Today’s M5T takes a look at some other words that have become front and center in the idiolect of this generation. 1. "Selfie"…

"Monday 5 Things" with D. Paul Graham

Monday 5 Things…..Words – Redux….. For a multitude of reasons and experiences (and while I have always tried to place great focus and thought into words) this past week I have been inordinately focused on words.  Written, and spoken by me and…

"Monday 5 Things" with D. Paul Graham

Monday 5 Things.....What's Your Bold Move Today?..... So. Here we are again. It’s Monday morning… the start of a new week. What will today, and this week look like for you? Will it be the same old same old? Or…

"Monday 5 Things" with D. Paul Graham

Monday 5 Things…..Mutatio Perspectiva….. Disjointed. Hectic. Frayed. Frantic. Knotted. The juxtaposition of the chaos of the back of a tapestry that is necessary for the beauty and richness of an arras when viewed from the front. How often does our…

"Monday 5 Things" with D. Paul Graham

Monday 5 Things…..Give A Little Bit….. During a decidedly un-spirited drive, whilst pondering life meandering through oak covered streets of this genteel Hostess City of the South, a set of Supertramp songs came on the radio. The albums played harkened…

"Monday 5 Things" with D. Paul Graham

Monday 5 Things…..Considering Beltlines and Treadmills….. A couple of days of meetings in a great city this past week were good for my head and heart. Discussing the past, present and future of a certain Italian brand of four-wheeled design…

"Monday 5 Things" with D. Paul Graham

Monday 5 Things.....Of Creativity..... A stroll down a literal road less travelled on a hot and humid Savannah afternoon opened up to an open-air gallery of graffiti. I paused at each creation, wondering what went on in the mind of the…

"Monday 5 Things" with D. Paul Graham

Monday 5 Things.....Today..... The pre-dawn air was peaceful as a crescent moon meandered along its orbit across a star-lite sky. On a fourth-floor deck just outside of Atlanta, with freshly brewed cup of Sumatra coffee in hand, I watched the…

"Monday 5 Things" with D. Paul Graham

Monday 5 Things.....Storms..... A week of intense -- at times torrential -- rains and flash floods, the official start of hurricane season with remembrance of lives radically changed by the likes of Irma, Sandy, Floyd and Harvey and once again…

"Monday 5 Things" with D. Paul Graham

Monday 5 Things.....You Are Not..... Please forgive me if today’s M5T is lacking in wit, humor, or wisdom.  Today is from the heart not from the head and touches on issues that I know we all have dealt with at…

"Monday 5 Things" with D. Paul Graham

Monday 5 Things…..Of Theodore….. It has been a week of ruminating over a childhood past, countries visited, friends made, dreams in development, overcoming fears, recognizing mistakes and embracing victories…all wrapped up with the joys and sorrows of a life in…

"Monday 5 Things" with D. Paul Graham

Monday 5 Things…..From Mom….. A weekend of reflection about Mother’s Day has shaped today’s M5T.  It’s been over a year since she passed away, but was really over 2 years before then that the wretched disease of Alzheimer’s took her…

"Monday 5 Things" with D. Paul Graham

Monday 5 Things…..Enough….. Whilst editing some photographs at the bar of a local waterhole - quenching my thirst with some exceptional draft lagers - I overhead a professional looking couple having somewhat of a spat about time, or lack thereof,…

"Monday 5 Things" with D. Paul Graham

Monday 5 Things.....Child-Like Innocence..... While savoring an oversized Americano coffee between meetings at one of my most preferred caffeine dens in SAV, I looked up from my computer and partook in a bit of people watching.  SCAD students and business…

"Monday 5 Things" with D. Paul Graham

Monday 5 Things.....Points of Pain..... In my professional life, I have been taught, and have operated from the premise that to most effectively negotiate, sell, or close a deal you need to have a good understanding of the other sides’…

"Monday 5 Things" with D. Paul Graham

Monday 5 Things…..The “P” Word….. A recent telephone call with a friend who felt that his business was stagnating lead to a discussion on efficiency and throughput.  As we talked through what was happening with his business, he came to…

"Monday 5 Things" with D. Paul Graham

Monday 5 Things.....He Had A Dream..... Fifty years ago today, the US and the world was still in shock as Martin Luther King, Jr. was buried four days after his assassination.  Today’s M5T reflects on some of the profound words from a…

"Monday 5 Things" with D. Paul Graham

Monday 5 Things.....Convergence..... A few years ago, around Good Friday, there was a great image floating around online. It was a head; half of which wore a crown of thorns, the other half a crown of gold.  The caption said,…

"Monday 5 Things" with D. Paul Graham

Monday 5 Things…..Mysteries….. It is a rare day when I listen to music whilst tickling the red line in the pony.  On a spirited drive up in SC recently I listened to U2’s “Mysterious Ways” at a volume competing with…

"Monday 5 Things" with D. Paul Graham

Monday 5 Things….. Taking Over….. Choices.  Hundreds of them.  Every day we choose to take one direction over another; some decisions are made without even thinking.  Some choices are made after arduous, gut wrenching decision points in life.  Others we…

Little Raccoon Key

South magazine recently tagged along for a girl’s glamping trip to a secluded, pristine island known as Little Raccoon Key. Champagne, massages, and chef-prepared oysters are just a few luxuries we found.

"Monday 5 Things" with D. Paul Graham

Monday 5 Things…..Overheard At Amelia…..  The past few weeks have been rich in all things automotive for me, and this last weekend I had the opportunity to photograph the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance.  Amelia is considered one of the best…

"Monday 5 Things" with D. Paul Graham

Monday 5 Things…..Of Routes and Realizations….. The past few months and weeks, I’ve been driving more than flying.  Mind-numbing, nearly auto-pilot, monotonous drives on highways 16 and 75 to Atlanta. Leisurely meanders along the emotionally calming and photographically breathtaking beauty…

"Monday 5 Things" with D. Paul Graham

Monday 5 Things…..Some Assembly Required….. Ingvar Kamprad passed away in January of this year.  The founder of IKEA, he lived by the mantra that “most things remain to be done”, and changed an industry with flat-packed furniture that required assembly.  Speaking from…