A few years ago, I was watching one of those History Channel specials on the people of World War II. You know; the greatest generation. Four words struck with me, when a journalist was interviewing one of the women from that time and he asked her: “You were a mom and a housewife and suddenly … Continue reading Being Human in a Time of Toxic Weakness
“There, wolf. There, castle.” “Why are you talking that way.” “I thought you wanted to.” “No, I don’t want to.” “Suit yourself. I’m easy.” I can sit here and quote Young Frankenstein scenes all day, but what does this have to do with anything? The reason all news reporters sound the same, is that they’re … Continue reading Please Stop Talking Like That!
I felt compelled to share this fascinating story I learned this from MrBallen on YouTube. All the research and credit are his. While I’ve shortened it a bit for reading purposes, I’ve done my best to maintain its integrity and quality: Just after the Korean War started, an 18-year old high school dropout, nicknamed Samson … Continue reading Did the Universe Step in to Change this Incredible True Story of Someone You Probably Know?
I saw a health club advertisement that started with, “Goals are meant to be crushed.” Can you hear the growling? Another says, “Commit to something.” Uh … no thanks. I need less commitments. The Oxford dictionary defines a commitment as “an engagement or obligation that restricts freedom of action.” Where do I sign? “Lose weight … Continue reading The Elusive Beach Body and the Problem with Goals
“Nothing happens until something moves.” - Albert Einstein There we were, “dead” on the tracks. The train from London to Edinburgh is about a five-hour journey. Four hours in, our train stopped and didn’t move. We sat there for a while until we heard an announcement that there was a train in front of us … Continue reading Human Sheep Dead on the Tracks to Edinburgh