There Is A Right Way

Some people are reluctant to take a stand and say (publicly) “I’m right and you’re wrong.” I don’t know if it’s political correctness or what. Somehow in our modern lives we’re led to believe that everyone’s opinion is just as good as everyone else’s. I think that’s pretty boring — and wrong. Fundamentally, there are […]

So this guy goes into a bar . . .

So this guy goes into a bar with a chunk of asphalt under his arm. He says to the bartender: “Give me a beer. And I’ll have one for the road.”

Sneaking Off

One of the great joys in life is sneaking off. One of the great joys about living in Northern California is opportunities to sneak off. We all lead very busy lives. I know my family does! My daughter’s in high school. In addition to being stage manager for a play and doing the occasional guitar […]

Two Antennas Got Married . . .

Someone asked about my world-famous humor. Two Antennas Got Married up on the roof. It wasn’t much of a ceremony, but the reception was great.

Microsoft Kool Aid

As a technical consultant, I get to work with lots of nerds. One of my favorite nerds is Vlad Mazek. Some time ago he started using the phrase “drinking the Microsoft Kool Aid.” Whenever he talks to someone from Microsoft he asks them what flavor of Kool Aid they prefer. We have adopted a similar […]

Relax Focus Succeed (R) Book Released

May 2007, New York: Relax Focus Succeed® — The Book — was officially released May 3rd. In addition to a three-hour seminar, we had a great reception and party.  A good time was had by all.  After the book launch, I attended SMB Nation East, which is a wonderful two-day technology seminar at the headquarters […]

Welcome to RFS Blog!

Welcome to the big blog! Relax Focus Succeed® has been a newsletter for many years. With the publication of the book in May 2007, we are also adding a blog. Here you’ll find: Articles from the newsletter Notes on the book Notes on Karl’s travel Commentaries And other fun stuff we come up with!  Stay […]


Pith. n. The essential part; gist. Pithy. adj. Terse and full of meaning.

Escaping the Workaholic Environment

Have you ever heard the statement that “Americans are lazy”? That statement is patently absurd. Americans work their tales off. We work long hours. Sometimes two jobs. We hustle and bustle and squeeze in work during lunch.

Book Review: The Relaxation Response

The Relaxation Response was originally released thirty years ago. It was written in 1975. When it was new, the concepts of mind over body and increasing health by reducing stress were very fresh.