DEFY CONVENTION

On advice from my Physical Therapists, I began using forearm crutches in the past couple of years. The rudimentary aluminum forearm crutch feature a round tubular hand grip. While being tutored on their use by my PT, my hands began to hurt, even with the padded grips. I did some research on the web. I … More DEFY CONVENTION

TRANSITION AND METAMORPHOSIS – Part 3

MY CATALYTIC CONVERGENCE – #3 VOCATION  The Latin word “voca,” which means to call, is the root for the English word vocation. In Christianity, the term acknowledges that there is a divine purpose or calling in ours lives. We, as humans, do not merely exist. We have purpose. Early Church history teachers such as Origen and Augustine … More TRANSITION AND METAMORPHOSIS – Part 3

PROTECTING THE SANCTITY OF THE PUPLIT – Part 1 “Internalized Capitalism”, “Lying Fallow” and “Lessons from the Loo”

During the era of NASA’s preparations for the first human-crewed moon landing, I launched into preaching and teaching in the Church. I was a member of the notable graduating class of 1969 at Burbank High School. Fast-forward fifty-two years, I find myself dealing with physical and vocal challenges which threaten my ability to continue the … More PROTECTING THE SANCTITY OF THE PUPLIT – Part 1 “Internalized Capitalism”, “Lying Fallow” and “Lessons from the Loo”

‘GIVE ‘EM SPACE – HERE COMES THE INTROVERTS! – Protecting Spiritual, Psychological, and Physical Capacity

Googling information about successful introverts, I came across such articles as “23 of the Most Amazingly Successful Introverts in History – There are many misconceptions regarding introverts. Here are some of the most successful introverts in history and how you can emulate their success.” https://www.inc.com/john-rampton/23-amazingly-successful-introverts-throughout-history.html I seem to be in good company. The collage at the … More ‘GIVE ‘EM SPACE – HERE COMES THE INTROVERTS! – Protecting Spiritual, Psychological, and Physical Capacity

PROGRESS IN UNDERSTANDING SCIENTIFIC DISCOVERIES

One of my positive distractions from an unhealthy focus on the current pandemic and subsequent isolation has been to stay informed on humanity’s exploration in outer space. On November 15, 2020, SpaceX’s ‘Resilience’ lifted four Astronauts, Shannon Walker, Victor Glover, Mike Hopkins and, Soichi Noguchi, to the International Space Station (ISS). The four-person crew spent … More PROGRESS IN UNDERSTANDING SCIENTIFIC DISCOVERIES

CONVERGENCE TIMING

The merging of life events, at a specific moment or season of life. Often little or no personal control is exercised in the timing of the convergence. Personal control may be exercised in the awareness of, the learning from,             and the application of the lessons from the convergence.  Convergence was the title I … More CONVERGENCE TIMING

Leadership Qualities

I decided to publish a guest blog. I receive several emails weekly from leaders in business and other facets of society. One of those business leaders is Robert Glazer. It has been enlightening to inform myself of CEOs’ and business leaders’ responses to the current pandemic’s challenges. This focus has been personally encouraging for me … More Leadership Qualities

M & M’s – Music

Handling the normal stressors of life is in itself challenging. For many, adding the additional stressors resulting from a global pandemic turns everyday stress into mega-stress. I have been mulling over my management mechanisms for stress. In my blog I have been passing along some of my musings on managing stress in the series M … More M & M’s – Music

A necessary trip during an uncertain time!

Navigating these troubled waters of the Covid-19 pandemic has been challenging for all of us. I have appreciated the guidance from Scripture in plotting my course. As a Christian, I am instructed by this counsel from the Apostle Paul, “Let every soul be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, … More A necessary trip during an uncertain time!