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

Creating a Human Experience and the Genius of John Wanamaker

Have you ever walked into a bar or restaurant, a health club, a car dealership, a party, or a store and immediately wanted to leave?  Before our brain has a chance to process the situation, our intuition has taken control of our body, turned it around, and moved it back outside.  As we walk further … Continue reading Creating a Human Experience and the Genius of John Wanamaker

Reality Doesn’t Care About Our Perception of It

If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound? Yes. And … who cares, really?  Certainly not reality. When a tree crashes down and no one is around to hear it, it still produces sound waves.  But, these sound waves don’t actually produce sound as … Continue reading Reality Doesn’t Care About Our Perception of It

I Can’t Swim the Lake if I’m Chained to the Dock

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