Author: D. Paul Graham

"Monday 5 Things" with D. Paul Graham

Monday 5 Things….. If You Only Had….. A contemplative week this past one was. Life changes, stress, busyness, joy, laughter and tears. Challenges both uncommon and uncomfortable. Experiences equally exhilarating and exhausting. Interloping on a coffee shop conversation, I tried…

"Monday 5 Things" with D. Paul Graham

Monday 5 Things…..Disconnect, Connect or Reconnect….. Sipping a cup of coffee pondering life early on a cold rainy morning, I glanced across the room and saw an old off-white colored telephone – a touch button land line, circa 1980’s that…

"Monday 5 Things" with D. Paul Graham

Monday 5 Things…..Two Words….. A few weeks ago, I overheard a couple arguing downtown. They were intense, aggressive, and neither listening to what the other was saying. Then it happened. He pointed his finger at her and screamed two words.…

"Monday 5 Things" with D. Paul Graham

Monday 5 Things…..Avoidance….. Sitting in a local basement watering-hole on Broughton street sipping bottomless mimosas, I engaged in one of my most favorite activities – watching and listening to the people around me. There were definite highlights – three brothers…

"Monday 5 Things" with D. Paul Graham

Monday 5 Things…..Only Time….. Whilst reading another book this weekend, it dawned on your humble scribe that books and school can’t teach us everything in life. Don’t get me wrong; I have been truly blessed, thankful, honored and privileged to…

"Monday 5 Things" with D. Paul Graham

Monday 5 Things…..Lest We Forget….. Yesterday, the US observed Veterans Day and Canada and the Common Wealth observed Remembrance Day. WWI was to be the “war to end all wars” with the 1918 signing of the armistice ending the war…

"Monday 5 Things" with D. Paul Graham

Monday 5 Things…..Lest We Forget….. Yesterday, the US observed Veterans Day and Canada and the Common Wealth observed Remembrance Day. WWI was to be the “war to end all wars” with the 1918 signing of the armistice ending the war…

"Monday 5 Things" with D. Paul Graham

Monday 5 Things…..A Tired Mind….. A few years ago, I read a fascinating book by Daniel Levitin titled “The Organized Mind”, published in 2014. Levitin’s thesis is that one’s lack of productivity and loss of drive is a result of…

"Monday 5 Things" with D. Paul Graham

Monday 5 Things…..Of Vagabond Shoes, Little Town Blues, and A City That Never Sleeps….. Ah New York… how I’ve missed you. Late night walks and early morning starts – with camera in hand – a few days of meetings and…

"Monday 5 Things" with D. Paul Graham

Monday 5 Things…..Living Wealthy….. A recent re-re-re-read of another one of my favorite books, Napoleon Hill’s famous tome, “Think and Grow Rich”, got me thinking about common characteristics of some of the really wealthy people that I know. And I’m…

"Monday 5 Things" with D. Paul Graham

Monday 5 Things…..OH CANA-bis….. Last week, on October 17th, Canada — with much fanfare around the world — became the “first” large country to legalize marijuana for recreational use. Ok, Uruguay did so in 2013, but who am I to…

"Monday 5 Things" with D. Paul Graham

Monday 5 Things…..Happy Thanksgiving Eh….. As US banks and financial institutions take a break today for Columbus Day, north of the 49th parallel our Canadian friends are marking the change in seasons and celebrating Thanksgiving. Here are some of the…

"Monday 5 Things" with D. Paul Graham

Monday 5 Things…..On Black and Red….. Hi. My name is Paul and I’m a binger. I cut the cable cord cold-turkey a few years and haven’t missed television at all. However, under the cool-light glow of either my iPad or…

"Monday 5 Things" with D. Paul Graham

Monday 5 Things…..More….. An almost full moon lit the night sky. Epic, mountainous cumulous clouds traversed the midnight vista, changing shape with the wind-stream towering over an angry ocean. Never have I seen a night sky like this. The simplicity…

"Monday 5 Things" with D. Paul Graham

Monday 5 Things…..Would Atlas Shrug Today?…. Last week was an admittedly crazy week for me. Too much mental clutter, worry, doubt and feeling disconnected — most of which was self-induced — tapped my energy and productivity. I suspect that, like…

"Monday 5 Things" with D. Paul Graham

Monday 5 Things…..Shifting Gears….. Having recently spent a few days photographing some of the most incredible cars in the world, and if you recall from M5T a couple of weeks ago, I paused to contemplate life overlooking the ocean and cars on…

"Monday 5 Things" with D. Paul Graham

Monday 5 Things…..Labored Thought….. Have you ever wondered why you think about the things you do? Do you take time to think through your actions, your motives, your challenges, yours habits, your dreams? Do you find your inner voice is…

"Monday 5 Things" with D. Paul Graham

Monday 5 Things…..The Important of Automobiles I secured the perfect parking spot by arriving at my desired location at 4:45 on a calm, serene, cool and cloudy Sunday morning; California affording me another day of welcomed reprieve from stifling Savannah…

"Monday 5 Things" with D. Paul Graham

Monday 5 Things…..The F Word….. Recently I was moved to tears by some extraordinary stories of forgiveness. Forgiveness that defies logic and that can only be given when a heart is truly moved with compassion and love. A lot of…

"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…