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Empty and Blank

Empty and Blank The Older we get, the less this seems to apply, but imagine a baby born with no consciousness of their present world. No anger, violence, war, politics…pain, suffering, disappointments. In our elder state our minds and experiences are full of the past. We remember everything negative, and seem to forget all the…

Faith Test

We have seen many who express faith beyond their years of physical age. We expect it from people who have a long experience with Life and have proved the pot of gold at the end of every rainbow. But it’s the child like faith that blindly trusts the safety of arms reaching to catch them…

What’s Your Why?

What’s Your Why? (Audio) Several thoughts have been percolating in my mind over the past week or so. I’ve researched, written, thought and even posted some of them through various means. I’ve asked anonymous questions of people close to me and considered their answers as part of this research. Strangers, however, can sometimes give the…

Excuse Me, It’s My Bias

Excuse Me, It’s My Bias: (Audio) One dictionary declares Bias as a prejudice inclination, and another one says it’s “an inclination of temperament or outlook…a personal and sometimes unreasoned judgment.” Another one says it might indicate a prejudice that is unfair to someone, and Wikipedia says it’s “one-sided, lacking a neutral viewpoint, or not having…

It’s Cold, Maybe

It’s Cold, Maybe It’s mid-Fall. We’ve had several inches of wet, heavy snow. Trees have lost branches. We’ve had a wind storm that lasted several days with gusts 60-70 mph. Trees have hit the ground. Hard! All around me neighbors have lost old champions of days gone by, even if they had spindly looking branches…

Take 5

Take 5: (Audio) I’m not sure it’s origin, or who uses this concept, but I believe in taking breaks in between the heavy action, or calm working moments. It’s stepping away from the puzzle of life to let your mind, eyes and attention focus elsewhere, ignoring the work you’ve been doing, and letting the subconscious…