New Podcast – My World Cup Saturday: 4 Inspirational Games, 3 Stunning Wins, 2 Shocking Missed Penalty Kicks, and 1 Unexpected Draw all rolled into 10 Hours of Soccer Glory

Summary World Cup Russia 2018 was in full swing starting at 3 a.m. Pacific Time here in California.

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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 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

Gorgeous Photos and Final Travel notes from St. Francis, Assisi, the Coliseum, Forum, and the Vatican

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

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

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

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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

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

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Why is Storytelling important? Stories told with Words, Songs, and Visual Art, are the Foundation of Education, Culture, and Inspiration for every Culture in the World

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

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Facing a Hard Decision? This is Your Moment to be a Hero

Are heroes chosen? Or, do the choices made by ordinary people define a hero?

There is a recurring argument in storytelling.

One side claims that something or someone decides who becomes a hero.

The other side claims that a hero is an ordinary person who takes action, and chooses to be heroic.

Two writers are using a comic book character, and his universe, to further the argument that heroes are not chosen.