Sharing experiences & discoveries of life's odyssey.

Jul 2013

Declaration of Independence

We celebrate this day – July 4 – as Independence Day because the American forefathers published the Declaration of Independence in 1776.  Actual independence from Britain did not come until the Treaty of Paris in 1783.  It was in many ways a declaration of war though it had be mounting for some time and was […]

Feb 2010


Just finished listening to Linchpin by Seth Godin.  I highly recommend this book (or the audiobook version).  It is a bit difficult to summarize all the wonderful content in this book.  Seth hopes to inspire us to get beyond the fear that our Lizard Brain imposes on us so we can let our inner artist […]

Feb 2010

5 Ways to Create Great Photographs Regardless of Your Camera

People often look at great photographs and portraits taken by a seasoned photographer and exclaim, “Wow, you have a great camera!”  Amazingly, they think the gear is the important factor, rather than the skill of the photographer. In reality, better gear increases the number of options for the photographer much more than the ability to […]

Jan 2010

3 Keys to Getting the Great Job You’ll Love – Regardless of the Economy

In the current economy, many people are out of work. This makes finding a job seem harder than ever. Finding a truly great job seems even more difficult. Trying to find a fabulous job you will truly love – a dream job – might even seem impossible. Actually, the economy has little to do with […]

Nov 2009

The Great Gatsby

Book review of The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald – #7 on Time’s 10 Greatest Books of All Time.

Nov 2009

A Whole New Mind – Daniel H. Pink

Review and impressions of book – A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future by Daniel H. Pink.

Oct 2009

Where’s the Boyums of America site?

Greetings friends and cousins. Don’t worry, the old Boyums of America site here. I am at the beginning of making a new improved site that will replace and substantially improve Boyums of America and integrate other aspects of my life.  It will take awhile to do but I will be bringing it to you […]