Think!

Think!

Recently, I encouraged you to learn all you could from your experiences and to spend time reading. I believe it with all of my heart. But, this week, I want to persuade you to take the time to think. Ingesting information is excellent, but if you don’t take the time...
Read

Read

“A person who does not read is not better than one who cannot read.” –Earl Nightingale Last week I wrote you about the value of studying whatever field you are in to learn what you can to help you get to where you are going. I encouraged you to scour...
An Investment of Knowledge

An Investment of Knowledge

Benjamin Franklin once wrote, “If a man empties his purse into his head, no one can take it away from him. An investment of knowledge always pays the best interest.” When I was 22, my dad died. I had just graduated from college and had planned on returning...
The Clock, or, How We Became Time Servers

The Clock, or, How We Became Time Servers

Lewis Mumford and Neil Postman have written about time, the clock, time management, and our lives. Both have written that the invention of the clock was a game-changer. Before that, people maintained a respectful view of the sun, the moon, and the four seasons. Until...
Gettysburg: Quantity Versus Quality

Gettysburg: Quantity Versus Quality

July 1-3, 1863, saw Gettysburg’s epic Civil War battle. Four months later, two speakers spoke at the dedication of the new national cemetery near the battlefield. Abraham Lincoln was one. Name the other. Bueller? Bueller? That was a tricky question. The answer is...