Do you have the Courage to Counter Conformity?

Do you have the Courage to Counter Conformity?

“Conformity is the drug with which we self-medicate.” —The Minimalists What makes conformity a drug? It lulls you to sleep. When you conform, you don’t have to think, you can just go with the flow. If everyone believes in segregation,

The Secret to Success is a Lie?

The Secret to Success is a Lie?

Looking for the Secret to Success? There isn’t one. And if someone tells you they have the secret to success, they’re lying.   I used to look for success in books, or those ten step articles on the internet. You know,

Phoenix Origin and You

Phoenix Origin and You

The Phoenix Origin Many scholars, who study such things, believe that the phoenix has its origin in the ancient Egyptian benu, a bird resembling the heron. Below is a quote from the Egyptian creation story: “The creator god, in the

Swimming, Quitting, and The Life Cycle of Politicians

Swimming, Quitting, and The Life Cycle of Politicians

At the Swim Center My teen-aged daughter swims laps in the crowded pool. Rubber swim caps and froth. Back and forth they splash. I sit in the parent area. A boy does his homework. Parents fiddle with their phones. And they