STONE CATCHERS: The Alchemist (part 3)

      Wow! What a book! I just finished it. In the back I found Paulo Coelho's blog site: I've decided to reach out to Mr. Coelho. I'll share what I wrote to him. But first, I'd like to share a few more quotes from "The Alchemist." These quotes really touched me and … Continue reading STONE CATCHERS: The Alchemist (part 3)


STONE CATCHERS: The Alchemist (part 2)

    As you may recall, when I first started to read this book I wanted to throw it against the wall and then roll over and go to sleep. But I refrained and gave it a chance. And boy am I glad I did. This book is giving me things that I'll keep for … Continue reading STONE CATCHERS: The Alchemist (part 2)

STONE CATCHERS: The Alchemist (part 1)

    This book has me conflicted. The message is great. But the delivery of the message sucks. So I'll focus on what I'm getting out of this book as it relates to my journey of becoming a successful, happy, multi-millionaire. The first is HOPE. When ''The Alchemist'' was first published, it only sold two … Continue reading STONE CATCHERS: The Alchemist (part 1)

Stone Catchers: I Quit!!!

    My wife recently asked how my book group, Stone Catchers, was going. I told her that I quit because of a few guys that I despise.   She sweetly reminded me of what I wrote in a post called, STONE CATCHERS (WEEK 1): "Within this class you can catch those potentially destructive stones and lay them to rest in … Continue reading Stone Catchers: I Quit!!!

STONE CATCHERS (3rd meeting)

For those of you who pay attention to details, you'll notice that the title says "3rd meeting" as opposed to "WEEK 3". That's because we skip weeks from time to time. Therefore it makes more sense to keep track of the meetings. Moving on... Today we finished discussions on Folkseeds. However, we might re visit … Continue reading STONE CATCHERS (3rd meeting)


  Dear Paul, When the Stone Catchers literacy group finished reading Seedfolks, we had an incredibly deep, thought provoking discussion. During the course of that discussion, a few questions came up. As I thought about the questions, I also thought about how amazing it would be to present you with those questions, and then to … Continue reading A LETTER TO PAUL


The group session stared at 8am. I strolled in at 9. I was a hour late because G Unit was getting shook down. (I live in H-3. Not too long ago the SWAT team hit my unit. For more on the H-3 raid, please read The 6 AM Shakedown.) The prison SWAT team raided G Unit … Continue reading STONE CATCHERS (WEEK 2)