“Occasions when you can change your mind should be cherished, because they mean you’re smarter than you were before.” -Malcolm Gladwell A number of years ago, there was a trend to label someone with the negative term “flip-flopper” if they changed their opinion of something after a period of time. Due to this negative connotation, many... Read more »
“Just because something isn’t a lie does not mean that it isn’t deceptive. A liar knows that he is a liar, but one who speaks mere portions of truth in order to deceive is a craftsman of destruction.” ― Criss Jami I remember it vividly. I’m inside the synagogue near the fire exit which only... Read more »
“In theory, there is no difference between practice and theory. In practice, there is.” – Jan van de Snepscheut There is theory and there are real life situations. We can learn what to do in a specific event. We can be told how to handle a specific case. We can role play what to do when... Read more »
“Don’t waste words on people who deserve your silence. Sometimes the most powerful thing you can say is nothing at all.” -Unknown “If you see something, say something.” “Stand up for yourself.” “Use your voice, don’t be quiet.” These slogans, and many similar messages, are being spread like wildfire. Cancel culture has made it that... Read more »
“People put a lot less effort into picking apart evidence that confirms what they already believe.” -Peter Watts Given the current attention given to the murders, protests, police brutality and riots across the United States of America, I find it difficult to write about anything not related to this news that is dominating the headlines.
Since before I started writing these articles, I’ve had a document on my Google Drive titled “Article Ideas.” Anytime an idea for an article would enter into my brain, I’d head over to this document and add my idea to it. This would ensure I wouldn’t forget my idea. The following is an article based on an idea that
“Life is a roller coaster. There are ups; there are downs. There are hills; there are valleys, peaks, and so on.” -Martin Landau
We are currently living in a very interesting and difficult time. Each one of us is dealing with our own personal challenges, while many of us are also living with other people who are each dealing
“You can't please everyone, nor should you seek to, because then you won't please anyone, least of all yourself.”
-Dylan Moran A number of years ago I saw an article on Yahoo that really disturbed me. The article discussed how there was a disabled boy who was quite limited physically. Despite all their medical expenses, he and his family were able to save enough money to go on vacation to Disney. When
“I think that probably the most important thing about our education was that it taught us to question even those things we thought we knew.” –Thabo Mbeki **This article will be slightly different than my other articles. It is written in more of a rambling style. Combining two important, yet very different points.**
“It's surprising how much memory is built around things unnoticed at the time.” -Barbara Kingsolver A few years ago, I had the privilege of going away on vacation with a number of people in my family. After a long day of traveling and sightseeing, we sat outside our cabins joking, snacking and playing games.