Author: Karl Forehand

I am a writer, podcaster, and contemplative seeker.

The Power of Kindness

At 52, I still wonder how I will make my mark on the world.  Will it be through giving people great advice?  Will it be through my example?   Will it be recessively credited through the work of my children?  Will it be through living a life without too many big mistakes – whatever those are? …

The Little Things

I love to think about things I haven’t done yet.  But, I don’t just dream about writing a new blog, I like the think about writing a best-seller.  Instead of looking forward to greeting my wife at the door, I dream about grand vacations and adventures.  Instead of mowing the lawn, I dream about major…

What are you Thinking?

Do you ever wonder why you do the things you do?  A common explanation for this is used by various different authors and given various different names, but it goes something like this: SITUATIONS (outside us) lead to THOUGHTS (within us)         that lead to EMOTIONS (feelings) that lead to ACTIONS that lead to RESULTS   We might even ask “Why…

Compound Interest

Albert Einstein said, “Compound interest is the eighth wonder of the world. He who understands it, earns it … he who doesn’t … pays it.”  He went on to say “Compound interest is the most powerful force in the universe” and “Compound interest is the greatest mathematical discovery of all time.”  Compound interest means that…

Anatomy of a Story

I love to read.  Sometimes I forget that and go long spells in my life without reading.  Right now I am reading four books because I can’t decide which one I want to read the most.  One is about prayer, one is about a man’s life and writing a new story.  Another is a sort…

How to Play Ball

My dog, Winston, is really smart!  I know it’s one of those things you say about your kid until you realize you are just biased.  Kids are just amazing and they fool you into thinking they are geniuses.  If you are bamboozled very long, you will awaken to reality when they become teenagers and you…