Have you ever been driving along, lost in thought, when you suddenly realize you don’t remember how you got from point A to point B during a portion of your drive? Obviously, your subconscious took over, and guided...Blog Posts
As a former high school track coach, I know a few things about running relay races. One of the most critical aspects is passing the baton. Team members must be precise in their timing, be cautious when passing the baton to the next team member, and should run a few steps with the next team member as the baton is handed over. This helps...Blog Posts
Call my name! Bastian, please! Save us!
All right, I'll do it. I'll save you. I will do what I dream!
He climbs up to the window and opens it. He leans out into the storm and calls out the name he had chosen for her.
The Neverending Story, 1984
What’s in a name?
Is there...Blog Posts
Strange title, you may be thinking...
With last Sunday being Mother's Day, it made me stop and think about all of the women along my path who have inspired me one way or another in my own "hero's journey" of life. Just as in the classic progression, the hero meets his/her mentor at some point, who guides, teaches, gives advice and...Blog Posts
What, exactly, is an “icon?”
Webster’s New World Dictionary defines an icon simply as “an image; a figure.”
So, who is Darth Vader? Is this character an “icon?” He is definitely a figure in Star Wars; a prevalent one at that. But, what is his “image?”
This blog entry idea came about during a conversation I...Blog Posts
In preparing myself for this blog entry, my mind has been taking so many different directions concerning clones, clone psychology, and human nature in general. I have always been fascinated by the idea of cloning, as it exists naturally in multiple births, in our own scientific world (Dolly the Sheep being the most famous...Blog Posts
"You can't stop the change any more than you can stop the suns from setting." -Shmi Skywalker
We all know this quote from The Phantom Menace. It comes from the heart of a mother who is sending away her dear son, possibly to never see again, in hopes that he may have a better life. I'm sure Shmi was feeling a menagerie of emotions...