Month: September 2018

Progressive Pour

Admittedly, this has limited use outside of the cruise boat industry, but hey, it’s an idea and it is feasible. Currently to board a cruise ship, you present your ship card (looks like a credit card), to a security member who scans it and waits for confirmation as to who you are.  Add a simple …

Be contagious

The line from Confucius was that “Virtue is never solitary; it always has neighbors.” What he meant by that was that good behavior and good thinking is contagious. In a way, virtue is like the homeowner who moves into a rundown neighborhood and through that investment and the cheerful improvements they make to their own …

It’s my duty to lie.

There’s an enormous difference between being a story writer and being a regular person. As a person, it’s your duty to stay on a straight and even keel, not to break down blubbering in the streets, not to pull rude drivers from their cars, not to swing from the branches of trees. But as a …

Fighting is not doing

Acceptance? Resignation? That’s not me, we say, when we hear the Stoics preach those concepts. I never give up. I’m a fighter. Ok. If you say so. But there’s a difference between being a fighter and a doer. Remember, one of the outcomes of “fighting” is losing. And that’s what happens most of the time; …