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…
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
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