Wow. So much has happened in the last year. One thing that has not happened is much publishing of blogs. I have been writing consistently, just not publishing. I figured returning with some Random Thoughts from the last year would be a good start
Election season is upon us (and has been for the better part of a year) and I can’t help but think that our current situation is like being thirsty and only having salt water to drink. An overwhelming majority of Americans say that the country is heading in the wrong direction, but the leading candidate promises to continue (if not double down on) the enforcement of policies that push us towards our current direction. The insurgent candidate is so loathed by the power brokers within his party that they are actively undermining his success, likely ensuring defeat. Both instances are strange indeed.
Note: drinking salt water when thirsty will kill you.
I will admit. I have been participating in the Pokemon Go craze. As if my generation needed another reason to look down at our phones. I suppose this craze is a little less selfish in nature but it also brings back nostalgic memories of the elementary school days when “gotta catch em all” meant going to Books A Million and buying packs of Pokemon cards hoping to catch a holigraphic Charizard. All I know is, many Pokemon hoarders wiser than I are making some decent profit on their stash of cards.
Titles and Tunes:
Here is what I have been reading and listening to lately –
- Crisis of Character by Gary J. Byrne
- Unconditional Love by John Joseph Powell
- The Starfish and the Spider by Ori Brafman and Rod A. Beckstrom
- The Greatest Salesman in the World by Og Mandino
- Testify by NEEDTOBREATHE
- Clear by NEEDTOBREATHE
- Love Will Take You Places by Danny Gokey
- Even When it Hurts by Hillsong