Capturing progressive inertia

Capturing progressive inertia

Is it ever too early to begin thinking about and planning for what may lie ahead?  The future is upon us and the time to plan for it is the here and now.  I have always been pretty hit-or-miss when endeavoring at matters involving what might happen on the timeline forward of the present.  I do not have a big crystal ball to make wild predictions or foresee who might rise and rate the favor of that fickle dynamic known as fortune.  At this point in any election cycle just like before the first game of any sport of any season, all candidates be they challengers or incumbents are winners in a landslide. I have however been able to see and read the proverbial writing on the wall and in no uncertain terms there is a growing level of dissatisfaction with government at...

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Endings, beginnings, aspirations and expectations

Endings, beginnings, aspirations and expectations

This week as I transitioned into living in 2018, I experienced a deep and visceral sensation that I am sitting stationary on a huge existential conveyor belt being slowly but forever pulled forward on a great master timeline.  So many times in my life the month of January has been one of endings and beginnings, both literal and metaphorical.  I remember forty years ago the passing of my last living grandparent on New Year’s morning 1978.  The following day the Barry Switzer coached Oklahoma Sooners were dealt a humiliating drubbing in the Orange Bowl at the hands of the Lou Holtz coached Arkansas Razorbacks.  The current January is showing signs of continuing in such a tradition.  Although nobody close to me died this week, on New Year’s Night, my...

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