There was an interesting article in the New York Times that referenced the proliferation of cell phone use by visitors of national parks. It is creating an interesting but dangerous mindset. People are beginning to believe they can take much greater risks because, hey, if something bad happens they can just phone the park ranger. It is an interesting article on how invincible we think we are when in reality we are quite misguided and frail.
We marvel at those who seem to navigate life with exceptional giftedness. Mozart was composing music at age five, first performing at age eight, and producing hundreds of musical masterpieces before he died at age thirty five. Tiger Woods defied categorization, winning major tournaments at a breakneck pace at a young age. Stephen King cranks […]
Did you know that November 17 is officially “coping with uncertainty day”? There are many who feel it should be expanded to include a whole year. Uncertainty is so prevalent these days, maybe we really ought to recognize a “Coping with Uncertainty Century”. According to Paul Johnson in his book Modern Times, the modern world […]
In the movie “Aliens”, a little girl named Newt, found by a visiting crew, gives insight into the cruel, fear-inducing aliens that have decimated her community and home. “They mostly come out at night” she says, “mostly”. The aliens that haunt me during this pandemic mostly come out at night too. They wake me up […]