SPARK JOY

  To truly cherish the things that are important to you, you must first discard those that have outlived their purpose. And if you no longer need them, then that is neither wasteful nor shameful. Can you truthfully say that you treasure something buried so deeply in a cupboard or drawer that you have forgotten… Read more SPARK JOY

REEFER MADNESS

  More and more people are becoming aware that government has nothing to give them without first taking it away from somebody else-or from themselves. Increased handouts to selected groups mean merely increased taxes, or increased deficits and increased inflation. Henry Hazlitt Political Correction Over the weekend I had a conversation with a gentleman in… Read more REEFER MADNESS

MOONSHINE

Almost every country can become energy independent. Anywhere that has sunlight and land can produce alcohol from plants. Brazil, the fifth largest country in the world imports no oil, since half its cars run on alcohol fuel made from sugarcane, grown on 1% of its land. David Blume   Land of Rum, Sails, and Sugar… Read more MOONSHINE

THE LAW OF HYSTERESIS

“Scientists today think deeply rather than clearly. One must be sane to think clearly, but one can think deeply and be quite insane. Today’s scientists have substituted mathematics for experiments, and they wander thru equation after equation, and eventually build a structure which has no basis in reality.” – Nikola Tesla The Examination of NDE… Read more THE LAW OF HYSTERESIS

BACKBONE

“You’re changing your mind, your personality, your conduct, it changes who you are. That’s exactly what I mean by mind and body change into something. Because you’re training ‘letting go’ first by itself ‘sung’ and then, more importantly under stress when somebody puts pressure on you. First it’s cooperative pressure, and then non-cooperative pressures all the way violent pressure. If you can relax, let… Read more BACKBONE

SPIRIT BIRD

“Spirit bird she creaks and groans she knows she has, seen this all before she has, seen this all before.  Slowly it fades. Slowly you fade soldier on soldier on my good country man.  Keep fighting for your culture, now keep fighting for your land.” —Xavier Rudd Trials and Tribulations Why is being a father so hard?… Read more SPIRIT BIRD

POISON FISH

“I must be a mermaid, Rango. I have no fear of depths and a great fear of shallow living.” ― Anaïs Nin Old Man And The Sea Two times in history I have met the same wrinkly old man in St. Maarten.  I remember him with a deep tan, white curly hair, and a friendly… Read more POISON FISH

ROOT OF POWER

“Few are born bold. Even Napoleon had to cultivate the habit on the battlefield, where he knew it was a matter of life and death. In social settings, he was awkward and timid, but he overcame this and practice boldness in every part of his life because he saw its tremendous power, how it could… Read more ROOT OF POWER