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The Loud Talker

Ah yes, the “loud-talker” in public… you know who I’m talking about… hopefully it’s not you. This is an interesting breed of apparently oblivious (though not always), self-indulgent gems who make it their mission to ensure EVERYONE within earshot... Read More »
Tom Leu | 01 September 2016 | Psychology | No Comments   

CWT-6: Bathroom Books

So tell me about these books of yours. Well, I have lots of books. Lots of great books full of great information. But I also have several "bathroom books..." Read More »
Tom Leu | 06 July 2016 | Interviews | No Comments   

CWT-5: Something to Prove

You seem so serious all the time with all you do. I'm genuinely wondering why you put SO much effort into your work...? Read More »
Tom Leu | 10 June 2016 | Interviews | No Comments   

Interview: Brian “Head” Welch of KoRn

"Head" Welch from KoRn... if his name and band aren't attention-getting enough, his diverse talents (even beyond his work in KoRn) definitely are... Read More »
Tom Leu | 18 May 2016 | Interviews, Rock 'n Roll | No Comments   

CWT-4: Pop Quiz

I want to give you a little test. What kind of test? A pop quiz. I thought I was through with those things when I finished college? We're never through being quizzed and tested in life... Read More »
Tom Leu | 09 May 2016 | Interviews | 9 Comments   

CWT-3: Lust Kills

So are you going to be preaching about sexual indiscretion or something now? Nah, I don't preach; I prefer to teach, and coach. There's a big difference... Read More »
Tom Leu | 14 April 2016 | Interviews | No Comments   

CWT-2: Buffet(t)

I love the idea of Jimmy Buffett's music; not the actual music itself. It's more about the emotion that's communicated rather than the melodies... Read More »
Tom Leu | 20 March 2016 | Interviews | No Comments   

CwT-1: Once Written

The debut "Conversations with Tom" column featuring compelling, provocative, and relevant Q&A between Ricky Midway and Tom Leu... Read More »
Tom Leu | 16 February 2016 | Interviews | 2 Comments   

talk shiFt™ with Tom Leu Interview

"Conversations with Tom" is an interview series with Ricky Midway on the Communichology™ of Pop Culture... Read More »
Tom Leu | 16 January 2016 | Interviews | No Comments   

Interview: Bun E. Carlos of Cheap Trick

As the drummer for Cheap Trick, Bun E. Carlos embodies the essence of a "rock star" more figuratively than literally... Read More »
Tom Leu | 13 April 2015 | Interviews, Rock 'n Roll | No Comments   

Sixty-Five

65 Judy C. 2014 >> “Humans Being” #1 – produced using original images, interviews, and music production. The goals of these moving pictures are to raise awareness, encourage critical thinking, promote contemplative reflection, and to inspire others to overcome and... Read More »
Tom Leu | 06 March 2015 | Recovery | No Comments   

Audacity of Certainty

Are you capable of being wrong? No, I mean really capable of saying “I got that wrong, I missed the boat on that one, I got some bad information, I blew that, I’m promptly removing my head from my... Read More »
Tom Leu | 16 December 2014 | Psychology | 2 Comments   

The Hard Way

Pointing fingers and shirking responsibility. Defensiveness. Denial. Avoidance. Resisting change. Being self-centered vs. selfless. Taking vs. giving. Telling vs. listening. Condescension. Intolerance. Arrogance. Insensitivity. These are the paths of least resistance. The easier things to do. The most predictable... Read More »
Tom Leu | 17 September 2014 | Psychology | No Comments   

Thanks, for Nothing

This entire post SHOULD be unnecessary, but unfortunately it’s not. To me, this all goes without saying… But I’m gonna say it anyway in the hopes that even just one person receives this message the way it’s intended. And that... Read More »
Tom Leu | 09 September 2014 | Psychology | No Comments   

“Human Relations”… not-so-common-sense

I’ve taught a course for years at the college called “Human Relations.” The course is often misunderstood at the outset by both students AND staff because the title is so obviously deceptive. Many people zoom right on by the... Read More »
Tom Leu | 28 August 2014 | Psychology | No Comments   

Recovery from Recovery

“Recovery” can be a convoluted term at times. It shouldn’t be so complicated, but we’re dealing with human beings here… There are basically 2 different types of recovery in my experience: Recovery from the addiction(s) and/or substance abuse which... Read More »
Tom Leu | 17 August 2014 | Recovery | No Comments   
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