6 years

Six years is not a sacrifice when the end goal of the project is something great. Is it? When an investment of time into someone produces an end result that lasts a life time, how much time do you choose to invest?

blog like no one is reading

I write here to share ideas that come up from time to time. Writing them out helps me to process them. Editing my words, over and over (sometimes not enough)  helps me to further work through the idea and the issues. I publish it publicly because it is important to leave a legacy of our…

Visits at the end

I am a big believer in honoring people for who they are and what they have accomplished, no matter how small. I am not sentimental and I do not linger in relationships out of obligation or hopes of some magical result. The concept of karma, cause and effect, is not lost on me but I…

Christmas…… are you celebrating it?

There are two Christmas celebrations. One, the consumerist celebration where we bribe each other in hopes that goodwill can be generated with money instead of time and fellowship. A celebration supported by business hoping to keep selling product. Two, a religous celebration that takes a historical story of God coming in the form of a…

The Problem with “Wisdom”

The Problem with “Wisdom” when it comes from old text written long ago, is that the world was a horrible place long ago. People did horrible things to each other, leaders manipulated people using lies stacked upon lies and death came far too quickly. This statement, is still far too simple compared to the the…

Real Life Satisfaction – My Thoughts on Bill and Melinda Gates

Bill and Melinda Gates are billionaires. Bill could easily disappear to a private Caribbean island and live out his life in complete luxury.  Perhaps he does enjoy that lifestyle more than I do but he also spends a great deal of time sharing his wealth with a lot of people who are not shareholders in…

Escape

Escape our human reality, it is what we do. Whether it be into a book, video game, movie, drawing, story or just our imagination we go to that unreal imaginary place to escape our present reality. It is an amazing ability that humans have to cope with hardship, suffering and boredom. It is also the…

we are stewards

Public lands and lakes, parks, charities, community groups, churches, oceans, community trust and air are . . . . . . . . . . . .not yours . . . . . . . . . . . . . they are gift to be shared with everyone and left for future generations just…

the problem with a label……and democracy

The label states that this product is “fresh”, how do you define that? If you polled your friends, how many definitions of fresh do you think you would get? More than one, I would think. The problem lies with the label and what it implies. When we choose a label, or one is assigned to…