We’re all immigrants
We’re born. Somewhere. A geographic location. Then we move. Sometimes across a border. We become immigrants.
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.
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 …
9 observations about change
It was a time of change. It was a time of keeping things the same.
“Change is inevitable. Change is constant.” ― Benjamin Disraeli
Half full or half empty? And does it matter?
The scene: A glass with water in it. The water is at the half-way mark. Which leads to a crucial question: Is the glass half empty? Or is it half full? Which could make all the difference.
Why we need to talk more about politics and religion — not less
A friend commented: “When I go visit relatives, we don’t talk politics. That way we can all still stay friends.” Another friend declared: “Oh, I don’t discuss my faith. That’s personal.” Silence falls.
Say what you mean and mean what you say
Communication can be difficult, even on a good day. Because we say ‘yes’ when we mean ‘no’ and the other way around. And sometimes, a word just doesn’t mean what you think it means.
Life: Zero-sum or something else?
In life there are winners and there are losers. There are those who strike it rich and those who “live in a van down by the river”. That’s just life. Or is it?