Time to Crush the Canned Opinion

Creating my own opinion on political and environmental issues and then using that opinion to argue my point or defend a position has always been a lifelong goal of mine.  And quite frankly, I thought I have achieved that goal many times throughout my life.  But the older I get, the more I observe and…

Avoid the Shallow Practice Session

I have always known that if I want to get good at something that I need to practice.  And it doesn’t matter what it is, I must practice and that is that.  I have always believed that talent is something that one must obtain, that it doesn’t come “naturally” as so many like to believe. …

The Power of Action

Trying new things is scary, but it seems that some people are up to the challenge more than most us.  As a continuation of the last post.  I will share another thought that I had while reading the book “The Wright Brothers” by David McCullough.  In this story, it was not necessarily the genius of…

The Power of Observation

In the book “The Wright Brothers” by David McCullough, there is a great example demonstrating the power of observation.  The Wright Brothers credited with successfully flying the first manned operative airplane, were able to succeed because they came up with a fixed/warped wing and rudder system.  The story behind how the brothers, mainly Wilbur could…

The Resurrection

Most likely because of Christmas, I have been thinking about what makes me or anybody else a true Christian.  I am not for sure why this question has been on my mind.  The question became an irritant because, on the 29th of December, I read an article in the New York Times titled “The Evangelical…

Taking Something as Truth, When We Don’t Have a Clue

I accept gravity as truth, I accept photosynthesis as truth, I accept that the reason why the sky is blue is because molecules in the air scatter blue light.  I accept these things as truth, but I don’t have a clue how they work.  I finished reading the book “The Martian” a couple of days…

The Interpretation

There are many things that Christianity is credited for, many of them have done good and some bad. There are two things that environmentalist and scientist often point out, and they both have negative consequences. The exploitation of the earth’s natural resources and the destruction living things. According to Christianity, the world was created for…

When Time “Drags On”

​I know most people say time flies.  And yes, for me time flies.  But more often than not, I get a different type of feeling about time.  During the day, I often feel like time drags on, think to myself that I have a hundred other things that I would rather be or should be…

Sailing on the Ocean of Ignorance

I hate when my mind is full of questions, answers, doubts, and truths. All I want is sincerity, but I can’t seem to pick a sincere thought out of my cluttered mind. In fact, it has been like this a lot lately. And with every year of age, it seems to get worse. “The Ocean…

Reading Loren Eiseley

Sometimes when I am working outside, I stop and observe the nature surrounding me.  Observe the beauty, the hardships and the wonder of it all.  Is not nature itself a miracle, is it not a piece of art built by years of hardships and chaos?  I am reading a book called “The Immense Journey” by…

Don’t Forget About The Others

I know many people think that the country is doomed depending on which presidential candidate gets elected. I myself even think from time to time that the country is doomed if a certain candidate I don’t like gets elected. But, don’t forget about the other 469 congressmen who are also up for election. Yes, despite…

Finding The “Why”

I read a subscription letter this morning from one of my favorite bloggers/writers. The blogger can write very well; he has even helped write a New York Times bestselling book. In his letter, he shared the idea that it is not necessarily important to know “how” to do things, but rather know the “why” we…