About Matthew Moran

Author, songwriter, consultant, idea instigator, father, dog lover, and more.

Everything I Thought I Never Wanted (story and song)

If you’ve followed my blog(s) for long enough, you know about “The Flood of ’07” So called because it was a flood that destroyed our home in 2007. And while there may have been larger floods in ’07, when an event hits you like that, it gets the “The” moniker.

We ended up on the news all day after and Doug Bruhnke of Growth Nation said to me about a week later:

“It’s all the press you ever wanted.”

I replied and said:

All the press I NEVER wanted!

A week or so after later that, I was rolling that idea around my head. I thought about an unexpected love that someone was not looking for.. and voila! the song below was born.

Everything I Thought I Never Wanted

Copyright © 2007 – Matthew Moran

I hope you enjoy!

Notes to the Girl – Everyday Moments

Back in 2012, when my youngest came to live with me full-time, I would make her lunch and put a note it in. The notes covered topics from the mundane to flights of fancy.

After scanning a few and putting them on Facebook, it was recommended I post them on my blog from time to time as well. And so, here we go! Continue Reading →

Kind words and soul suckers

Kind words and soul suckers

“without any exaggeration whatsoever, I will say that Mathew really captured the audience’s attention as well as *any* speaker we’ve had in 13 years…  I would *highly* recommend Mathew as a speaker for the Chapter meeting or any of the satellite meetings…”

That testimonial quote is from the person who booked me to speak for PMI in Pasadena (Project Management Institute) last month. That was his email introducing me to the Los Angeles Program Director… emphasis (bold and asterisks) his! From that email, I’ve been booked to two more engagements – same organization.

So why tell you this?

I’m bragging! That’s why!

Well… sort of. Certainly, I believe I give a great presentation – high-value, fun… education plus entertainment! In fact, I’ve also been booked to present more workshops at the Ventura County Community Foundation (Blogging and Social Media) and at the Camarillo Public Library’s Business Workshop Series. (Team Collaboration).

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Damn Fool Heart of Mine

Post 2 divorces, I was chatting with a friend who suggested we date. I explained that I don’t date. And then this short back-and-forth.

She: “You should let your heart lead.”
Me: “My heart’s a damned fool!”

I immediately got the idea for a song.. and the following happened.
* recorded with Audacity

“We’re always playing our part
I follow and you lead me astray
Damn fool heart of mine”

The video and post below is an embed from my Facebook page. I wanted to test that feature.