So Good, You Don’t Even Know It!

Serendipity: an apparent aptitude for making fortunate discoveries accidentally. This afternoon, I had a “serendipity moment” that triggered a bit of surfing with a purpose. Fun times indeed. It all started with a story I was reading that summarized activities that took place at the Food Marketing Institute (FMI) convention… more »

Ness Notes – Taking it to the Streets: Nae & Jodel

We are going to run a little experiment for Ness Notes. For the last month, I have been running around with a tiny voice recorder interviewing folks I know who have been living their bliss. While Pat Solomon found many famous people (authors, actors, athletes, etc.) for his “Finding Joe… more »

Winding Up with a Renewed Sense of Self… R.A. Dickey Story

My friend gave me a head’s up about an NPR interview with R.A. Dickey, the knuckleball pitcher for the New York Mets. More than a baseball story, this is about Dickey’s journey as he worked on his life “trying to become who God had authentically created me to be,” he… more »

Asking for a Little Respect…

Last Sunday I opened up the Target ad for the San Francisco Bay Area (it was in the San Francisco Chronicle) and saw this. And I said to myself, “What’s wrong with this picture?” Our other Bay Area team, the one of “MoneyBall fame,” was left out of the picture…. more »

NessNotes: Going your own way…

Hola, today I wanted to highlight not only an amazing human being but a very neat point about the journey. So I stumbled across this awesome pic on Pinterest, and it led me down a neat path. I don’t know about you, but many times in my life I have… more »

NessNotes: Flying like Hawk…

What can I say about Tony Hawk? Well he is like the “Godfather of Skateboarding.” Not only that, but this guy is still out there touring the world bringing skateboarding to the masses! He is rocking the socks off of people during tours doing off the wall tricks and changing… more »

NessNotes: Having too much fun? Blame Laird…

Greetings and beatings peeps! Here’s another tidbit for NessNotes…. Today’s topic is one of the FJTM interviewees, Laird Hamilton. While poking around on the Web, I came upon an awesome article on Laird, with great pics to boot! We all face a bit of adversity in life.  Many times we… more »

NessNotes: Aha! There’s a Blueprint for That!

I am having a most amazing adventure as I seek to learn more about “Joe” and the Hero’s Journey. I stumbled upon this link that talked about Joseph Campbell’s “The Hero with a Thousand Faces.” Seems that the driving force behind that site, Ms. Kristen Brennan, has done a lot… more »