Look Out!  The World is Not as Bad as They Say

In 1994, a commentator on the Saint Paul Pioneer Press, referred to the frequency illusion as the Baader-Meiinhof phenomenon.  He was referencing the left-wing terrorist group operating out of Germany at the time.  Basically, after learning about the Baader-Meinhof gang for the first time and then seeing it referenced somewhere else less than 48 hours … Continue reading Look Out!  The World is Not as Bad as They Say

The Desensitization and Calcification of Our Collective Humanity

“People are stupid, habitual, and lazy.  Their emotions lead to mistakes.” – Lieutenant Harp “Maybe humans aren’t emotional enough.” – Captain Leo Captain Leo is an android in the new Netflix film, Outside the Wire.  Lieutenant Harp is a drone pilot with a cold and calculating outlook.  Captain Leo is designed to experience, learn, and … Continue reading The Desensitization and Calcification of Our Collective Humanity

Even Monkeys Fall from Trees

Climbing, swinging, sitting, eating, socializing, playing, and living in trees isn’t just second nature to monkeys.  It IS nature.  It’s their way of being. But … “Even monkeys fall from trees”. – Japanese Proverb Humans fall from “trees” too.  We slip, stumble, and fall literally and metaphorically.  Sometimes, someone else pushes us out of the … Continue reading Even Monkeys Fall from Trees

Why Do We Do This to Ourselves?

We texted them this morning and they haven’t gotten back to us.  The non-response leaves a huge gap.  So, our mind begins to construct a story to fill it in and that story is the worst possible and/or outlandish scenario our creative mind can manifest.  It could be anything from a car accident to a … Continue reading Why Do We Do This to Ourselves?

Scarier than the Witch, is the Crowd Rallying to Burn Her

“She’s a witch!  We got a witch!”  The crowd yelled as they brought her forward.  One of the most famous and shared scenes from Monty Python and the Holy Grail. “How do you know she’s a witch?” “She looks like one.” A bit more discussion and the crowd rallies, “Burn her, burn her!”  The scene … Continue reading Scarier than the Witch, is the Crowd Rallying to Burn Her