Fear: the Freedom Killer

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This morning I looked out the back window while eating my breakfast and saw two rabbits looking for a breakfast of their own among the new plants my Wife just planted last weekend. She calls it “gardening”; Peter Rabbit and Benjamin Bunny here call it “stocking the salad bar.” I adjusted the blinds ever so slightly so as to get a …

Numbers Game

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Much as the smiling crew above, our family enjoys playing The Game of Life now and again. (The iPad version’s Pass ‘n’ Play feature is great for long road trips!) Anytime we play, one of the highlights is when each player is faced with the choice of which career to select from two randomly selected cards. Given the intersection of …

What Are You Saying With Your Eyes?

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Of all the jury trials I conducted over my career as a prosecutor, there is one loss that stands out above the rest in my mind. In fact, the last time I interviewed for a job, the lesson I learned from this failure was my easy response to the standard inquiry: THEM: “What is a weakness of yours?” ME: “I …

Things I Remember

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I remember it was a Wednesday, and my first class of the day was at 9:00 — Public Speaking. I remember the piercing blue sky of a classic Oklahoma spring morning. I remember heading straight to the “GC” after my 50 minute class — the Geiger Center that served as our student center at Oklahoma Baptist University. I remember entering the …

Let It Flow

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When the nature of the world is Industrial, and the fundamentals of production are Strength and Speed, the problem that must be solved is mechanical: how to become stronger and faster. Factories, assembly lines, and tools all enabled human beings to exceed the limits of their own physical strength to accomplish the explosion of productivity that made the Industrial Revolution. …