Monthly Archives: July 2012
$60 million is a heavy-duty fine. Four years suspension is bound to hurt. Losing 14 years of wins will be felt and stripping the winningest coach of his record would sure hurt him if he was alive to feel it. Losing scholarships is bound to hurt the school. Read the rest of this entry
Lobbies are an amazing phenomenon and the NRA seems to be king of them all. Hidden in all the rhetoric about the right of individuals to carry arms is the inability to decide how much is enough. If my basic right is to be able to protect myself and enjoy recreational hunting, where are the sensible limits? Read the rest of this entry
My friend, Allie, has made an investment. The cost is too great, she thinks, to disconnect from that investment.
Am I speaking about Allie’s financial affairs? No. I’m referring to matters of her heart and soul. Allie is cohabiting. She has invested the greater part of her very being to a man not her husband. Why?
There are many reasons why Allie continues to live with her boyfriend.
- Four reasons for the unmarried to consider singleness (wordsofgrace.wordpress.com)
Is he consistent with his own standards? Where is the limit? What is the cut-off point? And how does he define it? Is his justice fair and do I approve of it? Is his standard unrealistically high, too high for anyone to achieve? Read the rest of this entry
It’s funny how questions have a way of penetrating all sorts of defenses put up by the human psyche. One of the greatest forms of debate is based on asking questions (that would be the Socratic form of debate…FYI). It was one question that broke my back and finally brought me to the feet of Jesus. Yet here in this moment I am confronted with one question still.
- Stay hungry, stay foolish (pavloskapralos.wordpress.com)
You know there's a whole lot more to being honest with yourself than simply getting rid of fear, though that is a massive subject of its own. Since we are on the thought, how about those other categories of our lives? You know what I mean, right? Those pesky little "hold-backs" that put roadblocks and obstacles in our path, need a little further illumination.
If you want to be great you have to win! No one enjoys being the forgotten loser so we learn to focus on winning at all costs and, when we can’t, we save face by trashing the contest and bad-mouthing the winner. Trouble is Read the rest of this entry
“He’s daydreaming beyond his talents,” Dan said about our buddy. The subject of this remark was an overly ambitious young guy. “He would go so much further if he wasn’t so clueless.” Read the rest of this entry
If you can understand him, old Will Shakespeare gave us some great insights. Try this one for size: When Macbeth had his ambition stirred by three witches pointing out he could become king by assassinating his faithful lord, he drew back from committing the crime.
His hardened wife read his letter hinting at his emotions and mused of him: “Thou wouldst be great; Art not without ambition, but without the illness that should attend it.” Read the rest of this entry