As Charles Xavier said, “Mutation is the key to our evolution.” Ongoingly, evolution is a slow and gradual process, but every once in a while, it takes a leap forward. “Brittany Runs a Marathon” is a movie based on a true story about a woman who’s sense of self-worth was deep in the gutter. She … Continue reading A Positive Mutation of Spirit
“You may find yourself living in a shotgun shack … and you may find yourself in another part of the world. And you may ask yourself, well … how did I get here?” – Once in a lifetime: The Talking Heads. If any of us were blindfolded and two days later, dropped in the middle … Continue reading You May Find Yourself
When it comes to violins, the Stradivarius has no equal. Their value can go into the $10-million range and to have one in my hands would be against the laws of the universe. Unless I hit my head and wake up a virtuoso, I will never master that kind of skill. No violin will make … Continue reading A Yogi Without a Mat is Still a Yogi
Somewhere, back in the early 1800’s, Thomas Palmer, in an effort to encourage American schoolchildren to do their homework, he wrote in his teacher’s manual, “’Tis a lesson you should heed, try, try again. If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.” Shortly after that, Edward Hickson put the phrase in his ‘Moral Song’ … Continue reading If at First You Do Succeed, Try, Try Again
There was a time in my life when the people around me encouraged me to, just sign up for welfare. Imagine that! This was the atmosphere I grew up in. It was not a nice neighborhood. I have a library full of “excuses” I could legitimately claim, but this is not an origin story, so … Continue reading I Can’t Swim the Lake if I’m Chained to the Dock
“So Rob, tell me; are you a God-fearing man?” Almost twenty years ago in Nashville, I was having lunch with a small business group. There were about eight of us. When our salads came, I began to eat it while conversing with the group. As their salads came, they waited for everyone to get theirs … Continue reading The Threat of Heaven and the Promise of Hell
A knowledge-seeking journey.