“Listening is about being present, not just about being quiet.”
Will Teacher’s Unions Survive?
Unions have been a part of America’s history since its inception. One of the first Unions formed in America was… Read more Will Teacher’s Unions Survive?
What do we want?
“The ultimate form of intrinsic motivation is when a habit becomes part of your identity. It’s one thing to say… Read more What do we want?
Apps: The new budget buster
From the 1970’s people of the world have encountered fads that affected their budgets. In the 1970’s and 1980’s staying… Read more Apps: The new budget buster
Feedback Forms and Underperformance
The world changed in 2020 with the Corona Virus, this is unarguable. The way we do business has switched too… Read more Feedback Forms and Underperformance
Learning to Stop at the correct Time
Life is peculiar. At times we find difficulty starting a project, then there are times we have difficulty knowing when… Read more Learning to Stop at the correct Time
The New Droids
Elon Musk talked about becoming a Droid in a speech a couple years back. He held up his hand and… Read more The New Droids
RobinHood-The New Stock Market?
Famously, years ago Peter Drucker was asked how the Stock Market was doing? As only Peter Drucker could put it,… Read more RobinHood-The New Stock Market?
Are we Running on Empty?
I have been a fan of Jackson Browne since the early 70’s. One of his hit songs in my senior… Read more Are we Running on Empty?
Is China Immune from COVID19?
Too much has been written about COVID19 to this point, yet we are still unsure of its actual origin or… Read more Is China Immune from COVID19?
I closed Instagram and Twitter accounts (Facebook is next)
More has been written and espoused about Social Media than I would ever care to re-hash. Social Media itself is… Read more I closed Instagram and Twitter accounts (Facebook is next)
Is God Good, Bad or Both?
The idea of good versus bad is as old as mankind. We hear people everyday in conversations say: He or… Read more Is God Good, Bad or Both?
The Pitfalls of Convenience
Growing up in the 1970’s the world was a complicated place to a teenager. Fast forward almost fifty years and… Read more The Pitfalls of Convenience
The Indefensible God
Life is a constant series of challenges. Sometimes during the course of a day we are challenged and must defend… Read more The Indefensible God
Can you read minds?
Magicians and charlatans throughout time have claimed the ability to read minds. We all know this is a ludicrous assertion… Read more Can you read minds?
Lessons from a Pandemic
During my early years, I would hear stories of a pandemic. Primarily the Spanish influenza, that ravaged the world at… Read more Lessons from a Pandemic
Three Days in September
Some of the most treasured memories in life come from our youth. This September, I was granted the privilege of… Read more Three Days in September
Why do we have trust issues?
Trust – Firm belief in the reliability, truth, ability, or strength of someone or something, at least according to the… Read more Why do we have trust issues?
When everything is a problem…
I learned early in my Marine Corps career that problems don’t follow you. When you find yourself involved in constant… Read more When everything is a problem…
Why I unsubscribed from The NY Times
I normally steer clear of politics on my blog posts but some injustices have to be addressed. While reading Tim… Read more Why I unsubscribed from The NY Times
A life long companion I was introduced to at an early age. Avoiding this companion has been an impossibility. Yet,… Read more Pain
The Disappearing Church
One of the greatest illusions is to make something disappear. Objects disappear easily when they are not there, this is… Read more The Disappearing Church
The hyperbole of titles
We assign titles to everything in life. If you read a book it will have a title, positions within a… Read more The hyperbole of titles
The perils of Equality
There are some ideas that appear to be universal. Treat each other with respect and dignity as a human being,… Read more The perils of Equality
The Mob Rules
“Emphasizing the crowd means de-emphasizing individual humans in the design of society, and when you ask people not to be… Read more The Mob Rules
My pain, your gain
This story is by Aurora Lockhart, my second cousin. She is a young woman with unlimited potential in writing. Thanks… Read more My pain, your gain
Society’s Rabbit Holes
“In another moment down went Alice after it, never once considering how in the world she was to get out… Read more Society’s Rabbit Holes
Is America in Denial?
Elisabeth Kubler Ross first identified the stages of grief in her book “On death and dying” published in 1969. The… Read more Is America in Denial?
An Easter like no other
I remember growing up and attending church at a very early age. Easter was filled with much fanfare. There were… Read more An Easter like no other
Our new 9-11 moment
For those that lived through the attacks on our country on September 11, 2001 it changed how business was conducted… Read more Our new 9-11 moment
The God of crisis
I see an outpouring of love and benevolence during this Coronavirus pandemic. During times of crisis in our lives we… Read more The God of crisis
Social Distancing takeaways
Many people have started experiencing a new temporary norm this week, isolation. The concept of social distancing would be an… Read more Social Distancing takeaways
Panic, the logic killer
The story of “Chicken Little is a cute kids story that demonstrates how panic really puts us in precarious positions.… Read more Panic, the logic killer
Everyone is an expert?
Everyone is an expert ?
The Arrogance of Opinion
Do you remember the good old days when the media (i.e. nightly news, newspapers, magazines, etc…) had a segment dedicated… Read more The Arrogance of Opinion
If humility had a face it might look like the mother comforting her child in the middle of the night.… Read more Humble
What is truth?
I have read the Bible through several times. I do not know what your belief system is but that is… Read more What is truth?
written by Aurora Lockhart I’m still a huge fan of cartoons, but I can be a little picky. I tend… Read more Life’s Cartoon
It’s the song of the redeemedRising from the African plainIt’s the song of the forgivenDrowning out the Amazon rain The… Read more He Reigns
I have a black German Shepherd and he is a wonderful family member. He is bright and learns things very… Read more Overstimulated
The Christmas Treadmill
People today are very busy. Technology has reduced the time it takes to accomplish mundane tasks,the time saved is usually… Read more The Christmas Treadmill
He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one… Read more Eternity
Be wise today.
I teach electronics in Pensacola to Navy and Marine students. I have done this collectively for about 19 years. I… Read more Questions?
What do you need?
A recording of time
by: Aurora Lockhart “If I had to watch a whole documentary on the invention of sound recording back in school,… Read more A recording of time
What does it take to be thankful?
Thanksgiving is upon us, the time to stop and give thanks. This is the time of year I set aside… Read more What does it take to be thankful?
Peace to you.
Do grades stifle learning?
Where there is a will, there is an “A”. Some of my readers might remember this commercial from years past.… Read more Do grades stifle learning?
Live the Answer
Love the questions themselves as if they were locked rooms or books written in a very foreign language. Don’t search… Read more Live the Answer
Do not imagine that if you meet a really humble man he will be what most people call ‘humble’ nowadays:… Read more Humble Man
Mark Twain Quote
The man who does not read has no advantage over the man who cannot read. Mark Twain
Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted.”— Ralph Waldo… Read more Persecution
Two Important Days
The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out… Read more Two Important Days