Summary World Cup Russia 2018 was in full swing starting at 3 a.m. Pacific Time here in California.
By Seth Singleton Expectation and Reality share a fabled history. Like two sides of a coin, each has landed on success and failure. The 2018 World Cup in Russia had many predictions about Ronaldo, Messi, Russia and more. These are a few moments when expectation met reality: When I overslept or slept in and spent … Continue reading Podcast – This is why you shouldn’t count your chickens before they hatch = 5 stories of Expectation vs. Reality Russia 2018 World Cup
By Seth Singleton Curses have been in the headlines of the 2018 World Cup in Russia stories this year. Germany suffered the World Cup Champions Curse when it was eliminated by Mexico. England broke it's penalty kicks curse in an elimination game to advance to the quarterfinals. Curses are not just limited to soccer. Major League … Continue reading Do Curses have anything to do with the World Cup, Kevin Durant, the National Basketball Association, Major League Baseball or You?
By Seth Singleton Wrapping up travel notes We've been home for a month now and despite my best efforts, there is no more time to write about our trip to Italy. Instead, these are my notes and reflections of our remaining days in Assisi and Rome in Italy. Florence to Assisi We boarded a train … Continue reading Gorgeous Photos and Final Travel notes from St. Francis, Assisi, the Coliseum, Forum, and the Vatican
By Seth Singleton The story of a community is revealed when it responds to change. Communities claim many things, and the people within them proclaim even more. The decisions that are made when times are bad are a reflection of the possibilities that might be realized when they improve. The Athletic Club I ate breakfast … Continue reading How Eating Breakfast and Watching the World Cup at the Athletic Club in Oakland Turned into a Discussion about Community and Responsibility on Hawaii and North America
This is a series of posts following my wife and me on a tour of Italy. By Seth Singleton Why the Academie? We had already seen the statue of David. It was gorgeous and stunning. Our guide Sylvie had explained that David had been viewed in a public square for decades. That love had … Continue reading The Academíe was the school where student artists studied masterworks of history like the plaster molds of statues by Bartolini and Pampolini, and legendary musical instruments by Stradivari and Cristofari found sanctuary
By Seth Singleton Mythology is the subjective truth of people communicated through stories, symbols and rituals. Every culture has its own mythology. - Devdutt Pattanaik To contact Seth about telling your story click here
By Seth Singleton This is a series of posts following my wife and me on a tour of Italy. Our touchdown in Rome and immediate transfer to Florence by train allowed us to cross the Il Duomo off our list early. On Day 3 we seek the statue of David. Our story opens with jet lag, naps, … Continue reading Finding David in the crowded Galleria della’Academíe di Firenze feels like the Prisoners carved by Michelangelo are breaking away from the stone to reach him
By Seth Singleton This is a series of posts following my wife and me on a tour of Italy. Day 3 continues in Florence, Italy. Day 3 Jet Lag