Uncorking a Story

Short-Form Reflections from the side of my personality I like to call “Open Mike”

 

Featured Reflections

A Leap of Faith

How rediscovered faith helped someone through the pandemic.

Born to Run

How Mandy Patankin and Kevin Knight stopped me in my tracks.

Finding Meaning

The importance of finding meaning in work, love, and finding courage in the face of danger.

Finding Meaning

A Man's Search for MeaningHolocaust survivor Viktor Frankl believed that those who survived the atrocities of living in a concentration camp did so mostly because they somehow found meaning in what they were going through. He would go on to state that it is important...

Born to Run

Born to Run

Kevin Knight“At the end of the day, if you can impact someone's life for a moment, maybe connect with them, maybe make them smile, just maybe make them think differently about another human being. That’s what it’s all about.”Host & Guest Mike Carlon Kevin Knight...

Overcoming Resentment

Resentment is poisonous2020 was a year that few of us would care to repeat under the same conditions. However, for me personally, it ended on a high note. Listen in to find out why and hear about ways to overcome resentment.Host & Guest Mike Carlon No guest, just...

Who’s in Your Corner?

Who’s in Your Corner?

A Story About Encouragement There are times in life when we want to break out and try something new. There are other times when we need the support of others to help get through a bump in the road. In both scenarios it's important to ask, who's in your corner?  Host...

Overcoming Limitations

Overcoming Limitations

Overcoming Limitations with Mary from Boston and Networking Coach Diane DarlingLast week I spoke with a Bostonian named Mary who took a trip to Jamaica during Covid where she was dubbed The White Oprah. Mary lives with Multiple Sclerosis and my conversation with her...

There’s Always a Yes

There’s Always a Yes

Recently, I caught up with my former boss and mentor Shelley Zalis who is probably the most positive person I’ve ever met in my life. In our conversation, she reminded me how important it is to go after what you want, to always get the deal (however the getting the...

Raise Your Hands

Raise Your Hands

This week, while doing some interviews for a travel client, I met a young man named Matthew who reminded me that there is joy in service.  My conversation with him got me to thinking about how my mother, the church lady of Stamford, CT, would “volunteer” me and my...

Playing Against Type

Playing Against Type

Last week I reconnected with an old college friend, Kevin Savage, who recently published a blog post that got me to thinking about the things that are really important in life. It also reminded me of some conversations I had with three strangers who reminded me how...

A Leap of Faith

A Leap of Faith

When I was a kid, sometimes TV shows would have the very special episode, which would deal with a difficult or controversial subject. Do you remember these? Topics dealt with things such as AIDS, teen pregnancy, or drug use. Memorable ones include The Bicycle Man on...

A Return to Innocence

A Return to Innocence

One summer, about thirteen years ago, we stopped off somewhere outside of Providence, RI for a bite to eat. The five of us were all kind of bummed since our annual summer vacation to Chatham, MA had come to an end and it was back to reality—a six hour drive back to...

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