Can you stop your feet from tapping when you listen to the familiar beat of “Mr. Tambourine Man” or “Knockin on Heaven’s Door” by the great Bob Dylan? Do the memories flood your mind, bringing back the excitement of that first dance with that very special someone?
How about when you hear Lynyrd Skynyrd’s “Sweet Home Alabama”; do you start singing along no matter where you are? If you moved away from the South, do you yearn to return, even if only for a visit?
When you are driving in your car and Jimmy Buffett’s “Margaritaville” starts to play on your radio; can you smell the ocean waves and feel the sand under your feet?
Music, it has been around in one form or another since the beginning of time. It is man’s river of emotional memories. It can be used to creatively express a multitude of emotions from happiness, sadness, joy, sorrow, excitement, melancholy, and of course love. Even before adding lyrics to the melody we can be mesmerized by the beat, tone, and intensity of the sounds; stealing away our current thoughts, replacing them with memories long forgotten. These notes when tied to our emotions can enhance the way we remember, memorialize, teach, praise, worship, and yes…even love or hate someone or something. Continue reading “Music Follows the Beat of Wisdom”
A successful businessman was growing old and he knew that it was time to choose a successor to take over the business. Instead of choosing one of his directors or his children, he decided to do something different. He called all the young executives in his company together.
He said, “It is time for me to step down and choose the next CEO. I have decided to choose one of you.” The young executives were shocked, but the boss continued. “I am going to give each one of you a seed today – one very special seed. I want you to plant the seed, water it, and come back here one year from today with what you have grown from the seed I have given you. I will then judge the plants that you bring, and the one I choose will be the next CEO.” Continue reading “The Seed; A Lesson in Business”
I have been blessed both with joy and sometime saddened by the emails from people who have read my book, “The Bloodline of Wisdom, The Awakening of a Modern Solutionary”. Most are just comments about the book but some are much more touching. Like this one.
“…I have made many unwise decisions in my life and sadly most of them fell under what the book describes as “careless decision making”. As a young woman I dated and married a man who was the love of my life. My parents both disliked him and tried very hard to dissuade me from marrying him. So much so I married him to their disapproval doing so outside of the Church. Mistake one. Continue reading “Wisdom from a Mother”
“The Democratic Party is the party of the poor and the working class.”
Presidential Candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders
Definitions classify us but if they are true then we must live with the consequences.
You cannot turn on the radio or television during an election year without hearing a candidate of the Democratic Party telling you that if you are poor or working you should agree, accept, and endorse their policies, agendas, and ideologies. As with many things, I don’t like to have anyone that I do not trust telling me what I should or shouldn’t believe. It was the above quote that caused me to reflect on this mindset since my working status clumps me into their demographically aligned pool. Continue reading “Governance vs. Social Engineering”
Have you ever been confused about whether you were being educated or trained? What is the difference between a teacher and a trainer? Do our colleges and universities deliver training or educations? Can the company I work for provide education, training or both? When should I pursue training verses an education? These can be tough questions, especially for people in the corporate world or people who are self-employed. To help you with these questions, let’s shed some light on the differences and what each delivers to the individual. Continue reading ““The Locks of Intellectual Development””
Springtime is a lovely time of the year. The air is filled with the smells of blossoms and fresh cut grass. The comfortable temperatures entice and draw us to enjoy the outdoors. This weekend will be no different in those ways but you will have the added benefit of seeing many stars and stripes flapping in the breeze. Your family may take part in a parade or host a family picnic to recognize a special group of loved ones that you wish to remember. Regardless of the activities you participate in this weekend; I hope we all set aside time to celebrate this most righteous of holidays. For it is as a united Country that we should set aside our differences to come together as a whole to honor and memorialize those brave men and women who gave their all so that each of us can continued to live in freedom, liberty, and peace. Continue reading “They are to be Honored and Memorialized”
A good friend and I reminisced yesterday about a gentleman that changed our lives through one of his most powerful beliefs. As I now try to positively impact the lives of others, Charlie “Tremendous” Jones’ inspired character caused me to adapt that saying to include a third component; high moral and ethical character, to the statement.
I am positive he will give me a big hug when we meet again in Heaven. “What can I say Charlie, I love the Wisdom of Three!”
If this is my last post, I want all to know there was only one purpose for all that I have written; to have made a positive difference in the lives of others.
Recently, our Department of Justice, gave us another wild example of un-common sense in action. They decided to file suit against one of the States because the State legislature passed a law contradicting a Federal mandate that addressed who should be allowed to use which restroom in a public place. Now, as much as I travel and use public restrooms, I am amazed that I didn’t know that this was such a pressing matter. Since public restrooms have existed for some time and from the beginning we have used the only two biological sexes known to the human species in order to determine which room we should use for our most private of needs; I thought that system was working rather well. Then again, “What were our ancestors thinking?” Continue reading “Un-Common Sense”
The human species is an ever-changing creature. Created as a physical, mental and spiritual being; we live each day as a somewhat new entity. Each day we change in multitude of ways; most of them occurring without us even noticing they are happening. In addition to the voluntary changes we make in our lives; our body goes through involuntary changes internally at a chemical and cellular level, externally our hair falls out and what stays grows longer. On a mental level; our brain functions work and change around the clock, never resting. On the spiritual side of the house; from moment to moment our faith and beliefs can change as we face challenging situations or joyful moments of wonder. Whether we are asleep or awake, it makes no difference; we are changing. Continue reading “The Mother Cell”