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Nov 20

Take Care Of Your Health

Posted on Tuesday, November 20, 2012 in Emotional, Financial, How To, Intellectual, Values

As I was approaching fifty years old I sought the wisdom of my elders. I sought out men and women older than I was to learn lessons on life that they had been learning.

Yesterday I began a series entitled A Treasure Chest Of Wisdom – Don’t Hold Grudges

The first lesson the wise would teach us is Don’t Hold Grudges

The second lesson I was taught and it was repeated several times by my wise mentors was “take care of your health.”

Take Care Of Your Health

Nov 3

Scotty The Scientist

Posted on Saturday, November 3, 2012 in Education, Intellectual, Relational, Social, Spiritual, Technical, Values

I’m turning 50 this week.

I’m not yet fifty — it’s just seven days away — but I thought I’d lead you through my journey, and maybe you’ll learn a thing or two that will help you on your journey.

I Love Science

As far back as I can remember I’ve loved science.

Scotty the Scientist they called me.  My curiosity has reigned big in my life since I was little. 

Excursus – Let me express my thanks to my sister Kristie for all the great digital pictures of me she’s providing this week.  Thanks Kristie!

Aug 12

Younger Next Year by Chris Crowley and Henry S. Lodge

Posted on Sunday, August 12, 2012 in Education, How To, Intellectual, Reviews, Values

I felt it while watching the Olympics.  You felt it too didn’t you?

Admiration for their courage.
Admiration for their determination.
Admiration for their discipline.
Admiration for their focus.
Admiration for their abs.

Yes, I felt it — jealousy — when I saw their abs.

Did you feel jealous too?

I’m Missing Something

Undoubtedly the recent Olympians experienced much more than the satisfaction of competition win or lose.  For instance, though I took no interest in the rowing competition, but maybe I’m missing something.

May 29

Jesus Christ Loves Richard Leakey

Posted on Tuesday, May 29, 2012 in Education, Intellectual, Relational, Spiritual, Values

Last week the Huffington Post’s headline read, “Richard Leakey: Evolution Debate Soon Will Be History.”

Having read Leakey’s writings off and on for three decades I acknowledge he’s unearthed great finds.  Unfortunately, Leakey’s closed-mindedness limits the perspective of his conclusions.

Richard Leakey is an expert paleoanthropologist, but he is not an expert on everything.

I don’t think evolution disproves (or proves) the existence of God.

Complex Complications

Mar 22

Tsunamis, Shorelines and the Sloppy Messes of Life

Posted on Thursday, March 22, 2012 in Emotional, How To, Social, Spiritual, Values

While in Oahu Amy and I stayed at a beautiful place close to the ocean.

“Close” is an understatement.  Outside our cottage was the beach.  Twenty or thirty feet of beach and a subtle slope separated us from the ocean.

On that beach, sitting in a lounge chair, feet away from the ocean I took pictures of the best sunrise of my life.

Shorelines

Most people I know have been captivated by shorelines.  Decide for yourself.  What thoughts or feelings come to mind when you see these pictures?

Jul 21

Fascinated By Flies

Posted on Thursday, July 21, 2011 in Intellectual, Spiritual, Technical

What’s surprised you this week?

Last Saturday I read that a Nevada state law was approved which will allow people to own and operate driverless cars. A driverless car is a vehicle equipped with an autopilot system, which is capable of driving from one point to another without input from a human operator.

The proposed advantages include:
* to avoid accidents
* increase safety by eliminating driver error.
* increasing roadway capacity by reducing the distances between cars
* reduce congestion by efficiently controlling the flow of traffic
* relieving vehicle occupants from driving and navigating chores, so allowing them to concentrate on other tasks like talking on the phone or texting or to rest during their journeys.