Magicians and charlatans throughout time have claimed the ability to read minds. We all know this is a ludicrous assertion or is it? The way we communicate, judge intentions and interpret body language is subtle methods of reading another's mind. Let's look at some of the pitfalls to this alleged talent. The problem with mind … Continue reading Can you read minds?
During my early years, I would hear stories of a pandemic. Primarily the Spanish influenza, that ravaged the world at the beginning of the twentieth century. This was as far removed as living on the planet Mars. That last statement is no longer true. The world moves at a quick pace and the anticipation initially … Continue reading Lessons from a Pandemic
Some of the most treasured memories in life come from our youth. This September, I was granted the privilege of visiting with a family I knew from my High School days. During the three days in September, I was reminded of lessons learned over the course of forty years and introduced to new ones. Here … Continue reading Three Days in September
Trust - Firm belief in the reliability, truth, ability, or strength of someone or something, at least according to the dictionary. As humans, we learned in childhood be leery of strangers and things that require us to surrender our money. In 2020 I think the issues run much deeper than the afore mentioned. I cannot … Continue reading Why do we have trust issues?
I learned early in my Marine Corps career that problems don't follow you. When you find yourself involved in constant calamity, you are the problem. I want to cover three quick effects of living in a culture that embraces problems. Dictated conversation. It can be referred to in a number of ways. Your conversation is … Continue reading When everything is a problem…
I normally steer clear of politics on my blog posts but some injustices have to be addressed. While reading Tim Ferriss' "Five Bullet Friday" an email I get every Friday, one I highly recommend, I came across the story of Bari Weiss @BariWeiss on twitter. I was shocked to read of the draconian behaviors Bari … Continue reading 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, my best lessons and concepts in life were learned with the help of my unwelcome friend. Some have a personal acquaintance with pain, others have been shielded almost unfairly from its presence. We come to … Continue reading Pain
One of the greatest illusions is to make something disappear. Objects disappear easily when they are not there, this is not an illusion, it is simple physics. The Church has gone through many evolutions, the Dark Ages, the Crusades and other times when its survival seemed unlikely. Will the Church survive the crisis of irrelevancy … Continue reading The Disappearing Church
We assign titles to everything in life. If you read a book it will have a title, positions within a company all have titles, essentially we label everything. On a more granular level we might see these headings crop up in our filing cabinets, spice racks or even a shopping list for groceries. While these … Continue reading The hyperbole of titles
There are some ideas that appear to be universal. Treat each other with respect and dignity as a human being, tell the truth, do not lie, do not steal and love your family to name a few. These principles sound eerily like the Ten Commandments but that is for another post. I would like to … Continue reading The perils of Equality