When I ask my students about what they want to be when they grow up, too often than not the answer revolves around money. There is no consideration of personal fulfillment or goals, only dollars. So many people follow this path and maybe they make money and maybe they don’t, but that’s not the point; my focus is on contentment and the immediacy in the pursuit of success that so many desire but few are willing to work towards.
I am pleased to announce that AFCHAPIN.com is LIVE! Much thanks to Al and Mayapriya @ NewMedia Website Design for working with me TIRELESSLY to put together this site. Literally and figuratively, it does not exist without you guys.
This site will serve two purposes: First and foremost, it will serve as a platform for my writing, which I will update periodically with teasers to books I’m working on (including my forthcoming YA fiction novel Knowing When You’re Too Young To Grow Up), as well as original poetry and short stories. [Read more…]
Two tragedies recently hit the news, one you couldn’t avoid and another you might have overlooked – the death of the esteemed, transcendent actor Philip Seymour Hoffman and the ensuing investigation to bring the men who sold him the drugs to justice. It’s not so much the arresting as it is the hyper vigilance in tracking down Philip Seymour Hoffman’s heroin dealer that killed him by selling him the drugs. [Read more…]