Adjusting To Unexpected Changes…

Some people go through life with little or no changes. They live in the house they inherited from their parents. They have never been away from the area they grew up. Change just doesn’t happen to them, UNTIL IT DOES… Adjusting to serious unexpected changes tests the metal of all of us. How we respond to those events is up to each of us. I … Continue reading Adjusting To Unexpected Changes…

Resetting my Life Goals

“My wife’s death five months ago yesterday caused me to do some pretty serious soul-searching. It made me realize that I was just going-with-the-flow in too many areas of my life. I was aimlessly moving from one day to another without much purpose. When I found out how quickly things can change, I become more determined than ever to live the rest of my life … Continue reading Resetting my Life Goals

Nerve Racking vs Exciting – A Matter of View

This post is mainly about how you view your world. I will use myself and my wife as examples of two different approaches. I embrace change whenever I find it. In fact, I get down right bored when change doesn’t come around frequently enough. When change doesn’t, I create some for myself. This pandemic, which I pray will mostly be over in a few more … Continue reading Nerve Racking vs Exciting – A Matter of View

For The Times, They Are A Changin…

I can see in the not too distant future a revolution coming that will make what us Baby Boomers created seem minuscule in comparison. Yeah, we had our days but now we seem to be more a source of the problems than solutions. Just look at our “Senators and Congressmen” who are stifling any possible change to keep our planet healthy or to live up … Continue reading For The Times, They Are A Changin…

In To The Looking Glass – 2021-2035

I did some looking-forward in the last Looking Glass post in order to guess what the coming six months will look like. But this is the first post to go full-forward in that regard. Being the amateur futurist that I am I can see lots of changes during this fourteen-year period. Since I am also an optimist most of my predictions will be progressive and … Continue reading In To The Looking Glass – 2021-2035

How The World Will Change…

Let’s face it, the world is on a tightrope right now. The current pandemic will likely cause changes even faster than before, and it will now happen on a very broad scale. That is what this post is all about.

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Imagining The Next Decade

Thanks to Frank Diana over at Reimagining The Future I am putting on my dreamer’s hat for this post. I really think, or at least pray, that once that despicable person leaves the Oval Office, we will go on to make our future bright indeed. That is what this post is all about.

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Understanding MAGA – Chapter 72

I have been diligently trying to understand the rationale that some folks have in praising Trump. One of those efforts was to read a book entitled In Defense Of Elitism by Joel Stein. The author was recently interviewed on the PBS Newshour of which I am a regular viewer. Some points I gleaned from the book is what this post is all about.

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Who Needs Social Media?

Obviously the question in the title above is what this post is all about. Here is the definition of social media from Wikipedia. The biggies are obviouslly Facebook,Pinterest, Instagram, Twitter, with many other a little further down the line.

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More Myths Americans Need to Unlearn About America

Let’s face it, we can’t simply ignore the problems and hope they go away. That seems to have worked for a long time but in reality, it has just allowed the problems to fester and get worse.  America is collapsing and if we don’t do something about it soon, it just may be too late. Just because we have gone-to-the-edge before and survived doesn’t mean … Continue reading More Myths Americans Need to Unlearn About America

You Are Not A Tree…

Too many of us lament that we can’t get jobs where we were born and raised. That seems especially true of the poorest areas of the country including Appalachia. Jobs just aren’t very plentiful there. The deep South is another example.  It would be nice is all areas of the country were full of gainful employment. But given our foundations in almost pure capitalism that … Continue reading You Are Not A Tree…

The 25%….

While 80 percent of mainline Protestant pastors see Pope Francis as a true Christian, only 58 percent of evangelical preachers agree. Source: Do Pastors Trust Pope Francis on Theology? New Survey Reveals How Preachers Responded When Asked if the Pontiff Is a True Christian | I am going to use the polling above as an example for this post but not its focus.  There … Continue reading The 25%….

Some Resist Change; Some Embrace It….

“Quite frankly, a lot of it has to do with the strength of the Apple brand and how much merchants and customers love how easy the experience is. I’m not saying it’s changing the landscape overnight. But this has never happened with other mobile wallets.”-Denée Carrington, analyst, Forrester Research SOURCE: Apple Pay catches the attention of retail customers. I have been personally reminded lately of just how … Continue reading Some Resist Change; Some Embrace It….

A Change In Direction…

I have not looked at any politics of the day for more than a week now. I have even reconfigured my daily internet reading to remove politics as a point of focus. That alone has helped to significantly brighten my general attitude toward daily living.  To complete this refocus I have decided to take the blog in a slightly different direction. I will no longer be … Continue reading A Change In Direction…

The American Dream… Revisited….

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HomeI am going to tell you up front that this post is a little whacky but then again that is the type of person I am.   I am always asking questions as to why things are the way they are. This idea is a paradigm shift that very likely will never happen.

The twentieth century American dream was always  about home ownership. We all dreamed of putting down a small deposit on  our own place and then paying a mortgage on it for the next thirty some years until it is finally ours.  The problem with that nowadays is that we find ourselves changing jobs every half dozen years or sometimes more often and those future jobs are likely not be in the area where we currently live. When that is the case then home ownership is more of an anchor than a blessing. Continue reading “The American Dream… Revisited….”

The Passing of an Era…..

Source: AT&T sheds directories, advertising business | Mobile – CNET News. The assets that AT&T is selling include the Yellow Pages directories… Things are in constant change now days. Sometime the pace is dizzying indeed.  Of course telecommunications is one of those things that is probably changing the fastest. In the 1960s you could find a public telephone booth on almost any city street. In the … Continue reading The Passing of an Era…..

The U.S. Postal Service Nears Collapse – BusinessWeek

Source: The U.S. Postal Service Nears Collapse – BusinessWeek. Too bad the person who wrote this article didn’t snail mail it to everyone. It is seven pages long so it would have brought in big bucks to the USPS. 🙂 Seriously though (at least as serious as I get on this blog) the postal service is in pretty deep trouble and it is not going to … Continue reading The U.S. Postal Service Nears Collapse – BusinessWeek