Jimmy Cricket Lied to Us!

Yep, that’s right, he lied! It was February 23, 1940 when the movie Pinocchio was released. Then it happened. On the big screen, in front of hundred’s of thousands of people, Jiminy Cricket told Pinocchio, “Always let your conscience be…

Atychiphobic Christians

In his March 4, 1933 inaugural address, Franklin Delano Roosevelt said, “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself—nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance.” The fear of failure, called atychiphobia (also…

Why Another Blog?

blogs (3*)Blogs are ubiquitous. There are more than 200 million blogs on the internet. That’s more than two new blogs created every second. From the serious to the bizarre, we can find a blog written on every conceivable topic. Are you interested in ugly Renaissance babies? There is a blog for you. Do you like the idea of seeing pictures of breaded cats? Believe it or not, it’s covered. Ever noticed a single Cheeto lying on the ground and wondered, “What is up with that Cheeto?” Well, someone has a blog just for you called, “Lonely Cheetos.” For the more serious-minded among us, there are hosts of blogs that discuss everything from anthropology to zoology.

So, why am I starting another blog? At this point, I could give you the old mountain-climbing cliché, “Because it is there.” There’s more to it than that. I have three simple reasons for starting this blog:

  1. Writing helps me crystallize my thinking.
  2. Some people suggested that others might want to read what I have written.
  3. Those who read it and comment on the posts will help me to sharpen my thinking. In other words, I will grow wiser from your feedback.

Only I can be the judge of my first reason, and only you can judge the second, and the third is yet to be seen.

If you have tips and pointers for me, I would love to hear them. Let the growth begin…

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