MacGyver

The TV character MacGyver was a TV hero of mine. He could get into trouble and always find a way out by being very crafty with what ever he had on hand. I love problem solving and MacGyver had the cool solutions to tough problems. It was entertaining to see the solutions come together and…

with risk comes rewards?

In trying to teach my 11 year old son how someone can become financially wealthy I had to really think about how I wanted to explain myself to him. I could have used any number of stories of how people work hard, study hard, and then it all pays off but I found myself looking…

do I want to be a part of moon shot thinking?

How much of the 6 hours left in my day after the work-sleep-eat-cycle can/should I spend on entertainment?  Well, if you have a family like me you decide to spend quality time with your wife and kids but what do you do with the rest of it? I understand that we have a great privledge…

would you like mensa with those corn chips?

ok, well sorry to tease if you have never heard of Mensa but it is not a kind of salsa but rather a club. “Mensa is the largest and oldest high-IQ society in the world. It is a non-profit organization open to people who score at the 98th percentile or higher on a standardized, supervised…

truth

The discovery of an acceptable definition of truth seems to be something worthy of many discussion in the future I think. There are folks still stuck on the concept of absolute truth and they appear to be divided into two camps. On the one hand scientific “proof” based truth and on the other “belief” based…

ticks from space

a long time ago an alien species crafted a interstellar space cannon that could fire projectiles containing entire communities of it’s people across the galaxy in hopes of finding place where they could settle and thrive. one of those projectiles would arrive on earth and after the impact a vast community of the alien species…

do you have a destiny?

is there a hidden agenda embedded in your DNA? is there meaning in your actions without you knowing it? are seemingly routine events in your life that seem boring actually making micro-payments into a greater good? are some people craving anarchy because they think that they are independent or because they feel hopeless? do you…

community

the first recorded use of the word community is approximately 635 years old (Source: Wolfram|Alpha) but I think the concept is as old as humanity. sadly I think our ability to maintain a community is falling. Sometimes we think our place of work offers us this sense of community and depending on your position in…

a perpetual war with big brother

In the fictional novel Nineteen Eighty-Four Orwell describes a time and place that has never existed, at least not in the western world and not with the government at the helm of control. I found this novel to be an incredible story with some bizarre potential realities and it really got me thinking. “There was…

what if electricity stopped working?

bear with me here as I realize to most this sounds entirely like science fiction….. what would happen if a harmless comet passed by us and the earth passed through a grand tail that seemed completely harmless. our atmosphere safely destroying what harmful objects might have attempted to fall to our planet. but……lets just say…