Paul Dorset on Authors

Paul Dorset was born in Poole, Dorset, England, but has been living in America since1995. He has been writing for many years and some of his early works were published inteen advice columns. He has also had many technical articles published, mostly oncomputing. Paul has traveled extensively but currently lives in the Pacific Northwest, and has workedmany times with teens and youth groups. This background, combined with a vividimagination,...


Disappearing Artifacts

On a recent stroll in NYC, I walked by an apartment house and could see into a stranger’s window, where I saw records (vinyl LPs) and books.  Since I recognized the books and the recording artists, it gave me a glimpse into this person’s life: age, tastes, and even probable religion.

There was a time when I could get a sense of someone (or a couple, a family or business)...


Raihana Mahan | Beauty from Afghanistan

Growing up in Afghanistan, my mom worked as a teacher and my dad was the Minister of Agriculture. We lived a very happy, normal life. We would go to carnivals ‘til late at night, or to movies with aunts, uncles and cousins. We could visit our relatives anytime we wanted and travel to other parts of the country.  Everything changed dramatically when Russia invaded. A curfew was implemented, and we were not as free as we used to be.

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What is Y’Nevano ?

Wali was working on becoming the best Architect in New England, but his calling to be in show business was strong. One day, he told his mother he had decided to give up being an architect and instead he was going to be a comedian.  Her response was “Y'NEVANO” (You never know). Soon Y’NEVANO became more than his mother’s encouragement to live a life without regrets, Y’NEVANO became a state of mind. If the Y’NEVANO philosophy could profoundly...


Intrepreneur Inside the Box

When you’re saddled with the name of a national forest, you have to do something pretty big to stand out. For Gifford Pinchot III that took the form of creating a brand new word – along with an approach to innovating in corporate America that defines it: “intrapreneurship.”

The American Heritage Dictionary defines an intrapreneur as "A person within a large corporation who takes direct responsibility for turning an idea...


10 Commandments of Intrapreneurship

1. Come to work each day ready to be fired

2.Circumvent any orders aimed at stopping your dream

3. Do any job needed to make your project work, regardless of your job description.

4. Find people to help you.

5. Follow your intuition about the people you choose and work only with the best.

6. Work underground as long as you can --publicity triggers the corporate immune system

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Inae Piercy, Innovator, Educator and Businesswoman

Inae Piercy recounts some of her childhood memories of growing up in Seoul, South Korea, as being pretty boisterous, girls and boys running up and down the street, shouting to girls and boys to come out and play. “We played hide and seek ‘til moms calling for their children to come back home to sleep.”

Inae also remembers that, after a full day of school, there were additional preparatory classes until 11pm to get ready for the...


Broadway Beat: What in God’s Name Is Happening this Fall Season?

“Hamilton,” the new, hip-hop musical about Alexander Hamilton from “In The Heights” composer, Lin-Manuel Miranda, seems to be the only show getting press notice recently. However, the summer mega-hit is about to meet some new neighbors, as nineteen productions have announced opening nights between September and December. To kick off the start of the fall season, I’ve highlighted four productions (one from each category) which I consider "...