Compass Star Wordsmith

Ric Leczel
I write about the confluence of the elements of life that create culture. I express that confluence with this formula - (L/5e=C) Life / Food + Music + Art + Craft + History = Culture
Created 30 Dec 2020
  • 12/31/2021
    31 Dec 2021 • 4 min read
    To Serve Man Episode 89 (number 24, season three) serves up an age-old dilemma. Eats, Shoots and Leaves all over again. Or, technically, all before again. Like my friend says about a free lunch “Depen...
  • I Ate 4 Cookies For Dinner
    24 Dec 2021 • 1 min read • 2 2
    I thought I would lead with a picture of my meal last night. It was great! The cookies were a product of a baking day at The Mom’s with The Youngest. The top sirloin was compliments of The Roomie (a n...
  • "This is a Sunday post" said Captain Obvious.
    20 Dec 2021 • 3 min read • 2 2
    My last two posts were the most widely read, clicked and opened since I started on 12/30/20. Thank you to my readers, my ride-alongs really, for traveling down this road with me. It means more than I ...
  • Was Gonna Post My Usual Shit; Dropping the Deuce.
    10 Dec 2021 • 3 min read • 3 3
    Sunrise - the moment when all things are possible. It comes to you every single day. Wasting even one seems indulgence on a grand scale. Photo Credit: DM THANK YOU! Now I ask why? You know me - look e...
  • Was gonna post my usual shit
    04 Dec 2021 • < 1 min read • 1 2
    I just couldn’t. This hits hard. Really damn hard. Throw in the Columbia Grad student getting randomly stabbed. This needs to stop. Instead, I decided on the fly to shelve the post I wrote for today. ...
  • Colors * Tribes * Cultures
    24 Nov 2021 • 6 min read • 1 2
    shadows, colors, lines Housekeeping Duties: My output doesn’t change with the number of readers or paying subscribers I earn. I have learned to accept my successes as they come. In this post, you will...
  • Is The Fear of Success Holding You Back?
    19 Nov 2021 • 10 min read • 2 0
    My travels led to Barstow and the Mojave Desert last weekend. Roaming solo for the first time in forever. Enjoy some of the images I encountered along the way. The Harvey House is a local historical l...
  • Wednesday Extra Edition!
    17 Nov 2021 • < 1 min read • 1 1
    Hi Friends, Very excited to announce the collaboration with Valentina Petrova. She writes Life Intelligence. In last week’s posts, we explained to our respective audiences the goals and thoughts behin...
  • Beet Smoothies with a Soundtrack
    12 Nov 2021 • 7 min read • 1 0
    Exciting news! I am currently working on my first collaboration with another writer from Substack, Valentina Petrova. As a Jack of all Trades myself, I certainly appreciate her backstory. She writes L...
  • Bonus Edition
    11 Nov 2021 • 1 min read • 2 1
    Images from a friend on a solo road trip… Pocatello Sunrise Montana Skies Idaho Mountains Dear Friends, Wow! Is it almost over yet? Will it ever be over? I am beginning to think it doesn’t really matt...
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