What man is richest whose pleasures are cheapest.”Henry David Thoreau Most of us at some point in our lives fantasize about winning the big one, the jackpot, the deal that fixes everyone’s problems: An illusory pile of money. And most of us who participate in buying a lottery ticket dream of a “better” life, even … More A Letter to the Financially Fortunate
Perception really is everything. At the end of each day, there are ultimately only two views or ways of seeing things: Either everything sucks without a purpose and life is total chaos, or everything is leading to fresh, new, and exciting things. One is dark, depressing, and full of turmoil; the other is constructive, encouraging, … More The Only Choice to Make
If we really wanted to make America great again and stand out as an educated and altruistic nation, we would come together as a people in government and community, we would learn the art of…compromise. … More Walls
On Winning the Lottery Well, there goes not just one but two insanely big jackpots—the two coveted pot o’ golds—the very Mega Millions and the motherload of a Powerball. That’s two very, very, very rich people. Somewhere, out there. If I asked if you could imagine what that would be like, then I would be … More Winning the Lottery
What is your best time of the day? I have a sneaking suspicion that it’s not the mornings. The catch is that it should be. … More Waking Up (in the morning)
When you think about it, time is heavy. Time can be sad. Like depressingly sad. Maybe it’s when you’re looking at pictures of “better times” where everyone seems to be happier than they are (and you seem to be) now. Maybe it’s a brief life reflection with or without loved ones or a conversation that … More Time (The tick-tock thing)
Why do we pull weeds from a garden? What happens if we don’t pull them?
Poet William Wordsworth once wrote: “Come forth into the light. Let nature be your teacher.” If we could only fully comprehend this… … More Pullin’ Weeds
Ahhh, Friday. It’s F-r-r-r-i-i-i-d-a-a-a-y. F-r-r-r-i-i-i-d-a-a-a-y!!! T.G.I.F. and all that, right?? Over the last few years, I’ve been fantasizing as to how I could bottle that thought, capture that energy, harness that enthusiasm just for myself in order to apply it to my daily life. I still can’t quite wrap my head around how one day … More The Lesson That Friday Has for Us.
We’ve got to talk about something. It’s the proverbial white elephant again. I know, the whole cliché thing sounds cheesy, but it’s time to acknowledge and become fully aware of its presence. Something’s going on–with all of us, unless life has granted you with a magic wand or you’re just coasting along and everything seems … More
“We pledge allegiance to the Spirit of the United Peoples of the Earth, and to the community for which it stands, one people connected to the Cosmos, indivisible, with Liberty, Love, and Peace for all.” I’m a rebel, but I don’t fly stars and bars-I prefer tie dye. I’m a patriot, but only for the … More Independence Days
While driving around town and shopping this weekend, no matter where I turned, if there were people involved, I saw them in a hurry. For what? Gas. Food. Beer. Their parties. Their Mercedes. For “progress.” And aside from my interaction with family that saved me from losing it, in my attempts to interact folks, I … More 5.29.17
This is the excerpt for your very first post. … More Random Thoughts: The 21st Century Philosopher’s Thought Pennies.