Goodbye East Berlin
November 9, 1989. The images I never thought I’d see: People, lots of them, by and on top of the infamous Berlin Wall. Whole sections of it coming down. It was a miracle unfolding before our eyes.
Giving thanks — not just for one day of the year
Thanksgiving Day is a huge holiday in the US. But gratitude and saying “Thanks” isn’t limited to only that day.
The greatest threat: External or internal?
It’s far less likely that some foreign terrorist is going to come blow up my house or business than that I will do something myself to derail and mess it up.
The power line
It was a dark and stormy night. Thunderclaps aplenty. Then another, really loud noise. Much closer. That couldn’t be good!
Of pinpricks and a Milky Way
How often do you stop and look up at the sky at night? Quite possibly not that often. Because we tend to be in a hurry to get home. It’s dark. And there’s nothing to see up there anyway. Except there is …
Then I saw your face
The long distance train sped through miles of suburbs surrounding downtown. Greg was going back to the city to meet a woman he once knew. The last time blew up spectacularly. What would today be like when they meet again?
Everything was better before — and the more before the better
“The good old days.” “I miss the old days.” “Life was simpler then.”
We look/think/dream back a few decades and see a time in the rearview mirror when the world was in ever so much better shape.
It’s been good — time to end this
Scenario: You have a conference that is doing well.
Would you end it because this is year 5 and the plan was to only do it 5 times? Or keep going, because you can?