Integrity and Enthusiastic Anatagonism

July 3rd, 2016


“I prefer to be true to myself, even at the hazard of incurring the ridicule of others, rather than to be false, and to incur my own abhorrence.”― Frederick Douglass


  1. adherence to moral and ethical principles; soundness of moral character; honesty.
  2. the state of being whole, entire, or undiminished:

I was born and raised in BROOKLYN, NY and I am proud of it! A reputation that seems to follow New Yorkers, especially Brooklyn, New Yorkers, is that we can be gruff and abrupt and somewhat antagonistic. When I was in Australia a friend said, “You know why New Yorkers and Aussies get along so well, it’s because we are both in enthusiastic antagonism.”


July 3rd, 2016
Here is how I am defining a moment of magic:
“A moment when you realized with certainty your life was going to majorly change for the better, and it did. 
As I was thinking about this article I started to review my life, and think about what were those truly magic moments in my life. I am VERY HAPPY to say I found so many it was hard to select a few to present in this article.

Here is a partial list of my magic moments, what are yours?

  • The very first kiss with my wife Caralyn in June of 1972. We were teachers and our rooms were across the hall from each other. Over the school year from 1971 to 1972 we started our friendship that kept blossoming into something more. Then on the last day of the school year we finally kissed and I so vividly remember how impacting that was. I KNEW we were going to be together for a lifetime, if not longer. WOW!  MAGIC!Bernard and Caralyn Percy

He Truly Believed in Me!

June 29th, 2015

He Truly Believed in Me!

I recently received two emails, one was in tribute to father’s on father’s day with a message that strongly resonated with me., the other with a truly inspiring and joyful photo of the sons of two very dear friends in Budapest, Hungary.


Growing and being in an environment where others believe in you, is the foundation of you believing in yourself, no matter what age or background.

I love, love, love this photo of Akos who is four months old, and his brother David. They know, even at four months of age, that their parents BELIEVE IN THEM, and the photo is a reflection of that belief.

The ART of Building Things

September 10th, 2014

“When I say artist I mean the one who is building things … some with a brush – some with a shovel – some choose a pen.” – Jackson Pollock

To me, a true artist is someone who is devoted to building things, creating an impact on this world, having the competence and certainty of the tools, skills and knowledge needed to be successful. They have the imagination and intention to use what they know and can do, innovatively and creatively. You are an artist as a parent, a husband or wife, a business person, an athlete, i.e., in any area of life you choose to create.

What is the Right Career for you?

June 23rd, 2014
The Right Career Career Choice Specialists

The Right Career
Career Choice Specialists

The True Career or Education Path for YOU – A Route to Self-Respect

December 10th, 2013

I know what it is to lose one’s self-respect when you do not know and follow the career or education/career path that is right for you. For seven years I worked as a consultant developing documentation and promotional materials for high tech companies. I was making a lot of money, BUT, every day I knew this was not something that is right for me, though I wasn’t sure what was. I was unable to find the path that was truly MY path, and lost some self-respect (not even telling people what I did for a living, because I knew I was not getting the satisfaction and sense of fulfillment I truly desired from the work I was doing). Is this true for you or someone you know?

Three Key Success Factors | Career Development

April 10th, 2012

Three Key Success Factors


Three Key Success Factors

Career Development, Salmon and Swallows

March 15th, 2012

“A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.” Lao Tze

There is one question you need to know before you take that “single step” – in which direction do you go?

The answer to that question is so very often the problem. If you take that first step in a wrong direction, your journey of a thousand miles will take you one thousand miles in the WRONG direction.

Career Direction and Shampooing

March 12th, 2012

Why do high schools typically teach the sciences in the order of biology, then chemistry, then physics? Because of a fixed idea. In the early 1900s there was a debate about the order in which the sciences should be taught and no consensus could be reached. Finally it was decided to teach them in alphabetical order, no other educational justification. Yet educators familiar with the sciences comment that physics should be taught first as it forms the foundation of knowledge on which to build an understanding of the other sciences.

The Dream Factory – Warner Sisters

March 1st, 2012

The Warner Sisters – The Dream Factory