Ms. Joplin might convince you that you have to give everything up in order to be free. Pat, concurs with his ideal of freedom. Reflecting on the two views show something similar; a regret held against giving someone up. Freedom is an increasingly complex concept. If one accepts freedom as lacking in responsibility it aligns… Continue reading The Freedom of Sympathy
An end result of any endeavor will only provide value to the person who does the action if they are honestly pushing themselves to their capabilities.
Through the night, while I was unable to sleep, I formulated the latest query for the book that I have written. A query, for those who are like me until a few years ago, is a description of your book that you would submit to agents to see if they want to represent you, and/or… Continue reading Query
Among many things around my house that have been broken, I was asked, “Why don’t you just get a new one. It would only cost $X!” To begin with, I want to be clear, in this case, $X does not mean just any amount. In this case, $X means, to the speaker, a value that… Continue reading Disposable
As a father, I push my daughter to fail. As a teacher, I encourage my students to fail. As a friend, I love seeing my friends fail. As a member of society, I am happy to see when a culture fails. Failure is frightening. Failure is taxing. Failure is difficult. Failure is important. “There is… Continue reading Persistence