My palms are sweaty. I’m a little uptight. I’m blaming you.
Your responses to Mindful Midweek have been nothing short of spectacular. Our readership has grown each month. I have received many hundreds of thoughtful responses to these little vignettes and I have enjoyed each one. So, I decided to write a book collecting this body of work. It’s called The Adventures of Binder-Man: And how he changed his world (kind of), and it’s being published by Health Communications, Inc. (of Chicken Soup for the Soul fame).
The Binder-Man title refers to a time over twenty years ago when our staff spent much of its day fulfilling orders by placing pages into three-ring binders. I stepped into the eccentric character of Binder-Man, complete with flowing cape and red earmuffs, to bring a little comic relief to our team. I succeeded in embarrassing both employees and our business neighbors. Tough truckers sneered. Mail carriers hesitated to enter our office. Nevertheless, the spirit of Binder-Man prevailed and The Change Companies® thrived.
But a Binder-Man book?
And it’s a big book. All in color with lots of pictures. Yikes and sweaty palms!
I figure we’re in this together. That’s why I worked for a premiere, hardcover edition to be distributed to Mindful Midweek readers before The Adventures of Binder-Man shows up in bookstores in early 2013. To cover shipping and production costs, I need to charge $15. If you wish to invest in a copy, call toll-free, 888-889-8866. Your call will be answered quickly by a real person.
The worrier in me frets the book will be used as a colorful doorstop or as a protective plate for food eaten in one’s lap.
The Binder-Man in me knows the book will help readers understand it’s the little choices we make each day that bring joy and meaning to our lives.
About the author
Since founding The Change Companies® in 1988, Don has worked with approximately 150 agencies and corporations, tailoring Interactive Journals to serve those working and participating in the caring professions. His collaborative efforts in substance use, justice services, impaired driving, healthcare and education have consistently focused on helping individuals explore the process of positive personal change.
Earlier in his career, Don worked in many industries, including hotel management, publishing, higher education administration and healthcare business development. Along the way, he created numerous companies, experiencing both successes and failures. Many of these life lessons and joyous observations found their way into Don’s recent book, The Adventures of Binder-Man.
Don is most proud and appreciative of the outstanding employees who have shaped The Change Companies® for over two decades.
Word of the Week
Ancient astronomy contributes to the origin of this word. Take the Greek roots ek, meaning “out of,” and kentron, meaning “center,” and you get a description Ptolemaic astronomers used to explain celestial orbits that didn’t have Earth at their exact center. The odd behaviors of astronomical bodies were later applied to the mildly off-center behaviors of people right here on Earth.