To think independently of other human beings is impossible, and if it were possible it would be undesirable. Thinking is necessarily, thoroughly, and wonderfully social. Everything you think is a response to what someone else has thought and said. And when people commend someone for “thinking for herself” they usually mean “ceasing to sound like … Continue reading Thinking
Life is peculiar. At times we find difficulty starting a project, then there are times we have difficulty knowing when to stop. This scenario is played out in many areas of life. I want to briefly analyze this scenario through a couple of examples I believe most will easily identify. Be aware how fast the … Continue reading Learning to Stop at the correct Time
Famously, years ago Peter Drucker was asked how the Stock Market was doing? As only Peter Drucker could put it, he said "I can't tell you what the stock market will do today, but I will tell you what it will do in ten years." The Stock Market to many of us is what Churchill … Continue reading RobinHood-The New Stock Market?
Too much has been written about COVID19 to this point, yet we are still unsure of its actual origin or its long term affects. We appear to be in a second wave of outbreaks but there is a silence coming out of China. Has China, Japan or Korea felt the sting of this new wave … Continue reading Is China Immune from COVID19?
More has been written and espoused about Social Media than I would ever care to re-hash. Social Media itself is not the "Dark Side" to borrow a Star Wars quip. The control they have on our personal lives and communication is another story. Today's society is much different from the one of my childhood. Again, … Continue reading I closed Instagram and Twitter accounts (Facebook is next)
The idea of good versus bad is as old as mankind. We hear people everyday in conversations say: He or she is a good person. What was the determining factor that made that person good or bad? Which leads me to the point I want to briefly discuss, Is God good, bad or both? Is … Continue reading Is God Good, Bad or Both?
Growing up in the 1970's the world was a complicated place to a teenager. Fast forward almost fifty years and 2020 by comparison looks extremely complicated. Mankind has created devices of convenience to save us time, money and work but we live in a stressed filled society. I want to take a quick look at … Continue reading The Pitfalls of Convenience
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?
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
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…