Tagged with magic

Dream the Impossible Dream (Redux)

I am I Don Quixote…The Lord of La Mancha…My Destiny Calls and I Go! When I hear this refrain, I get all excited-tingly inside. And I’m not alone, apparently. Last Saturday night I sat in a packed theatre with a bunch of other people, all of us watching Don Quixote’s magical quest unfold and letting … Continue reading

Fortune Cookie Magic

On the outside, it looked like all the others. But its circumstances were different. Normally, when Chinese take-out is on the menu, I’m the one who ladles the food out of the cartons and onto the plates, getting them to the table. Once we’ve finished, Dave’s the one who gathers it all up and clears … Continue reading

Your Inner Magician and the Power of Naming

WHAT COMES TO MIND WHEN YOU HEAR THESE WORDS? Abracadabra! Click your heels three times! Open sesame! Expelliarmus! Double double toil and trouble! I’m betting that you recognize we’re in the realm of sorcery. And you immediately know we’re talking about someone with supernatural powers. Because whether it’s a witch or wizard, an illusionist or … Continue reading

Dream the Impossible Dream

I am I Don Quixote…The Lord of La Mancha…My Destiny Calls and I Go! When I hear this refrain, I get all excited-tingly inside. And I’m not alone, apparently. Last Saturday night I sat in a packed theatre with a bunch of other people, all of us watching Don Quixote’s magical quest unfold and letting … Continue reading

The Wishing Year

Last week I ventured out on a rainy night to listen to Noelle Oxenhandler read from her book, “The Wishing Year.” I debated hunkering down by the wood stove instead but was so glad I didn’t, because not only was Ms. Oxenhandler’s reading a delight, but the Union Hotel in Occidental turned out to be the ideal setting: … Continue reading

Job Search Magic

A few months ago I was interviewed for an article on job search. When I explained to the Sacramento Bee journalist that there’s no magic formula for getting a job during a recession, she seemed disappointed. I wasn’t surprised, because I often get the same response from clients and potential clients. They’re hoping I’ll perform … Continue reading