America’s the land of revolutions; let’s start another one!

There are revolutions happening all around us in America, but we don't always recognize them. But once we do, we realize we can be part of them. If we dare. Most of these revolutions arise from breaking with the status quo of our ancestors. And not just talking about change, but actually being part of … Continue reading America’s the land of revolutions; let’s start another one!

We’re wasting ourselves

This morning while rereading Hugh Nibley's essay "Zeal Without Knowledge," I came across this quote from Arthur C. Clarke. While I don't agree with everything Clark believed--he was a provocative philosopher in his own right--I do appreciate this: In preface to this, Hugh Nibley wrote: Drat. Means I need to get off of Facebook again. … Continue reading We’re wasting ourselves

The myth of hard work and wealth

I think there's been more harm than good done by this statement: “If you work hard enough, you’ll be wealthy.”I recently met a man named Charles who’s a chef, been working in restaurants since he was 16-years-old, and owned his own restaurant and his own catering business. But he can’t keep up anymore—working from 4am … Continue reading The myth of hard work and wealth

Quit complaining–it’s free!

Once again I’ve been astonished and overwhelmed by the generosity of complete strangers. The world is a marvelous, sharing community, via the Internet. No, I don’t mean that sarcastically, even though my close friends know what a grumpy cynic I am. I mean it sincerely. Yes, there are individuals who are greedy—hoaxsters, thievers of data … Continue reading Quit complaining–it’s free!

“An author is speaking clearly and silently in your head, directly to you.”

Until I read this beautiful quote from Carl Sagan (thank you, Grammarly), I didn’t know how to articulate the sensation I've felt that I’ve snuck into a writer’s mind, and was welcomed there. But as I thought about it, I realized I’ve “experienced” a variety of authors in such a manner. Tell me if you’ve … Continue reading “An author is speaking clearly and silently in your head, directly to you.”