I have been called the “whitest Brown guy” by many a person – recently even… which I am meant to take as a compliment. Yes, even I… a Brown guy …. do love hockey and baseball, and know more about both sports than most (not all) people (part of the plan to try and fit […]
What’s on your “Australia bucket list”? Many people might include snorkeling the Great Barrier Reef, seeing a koala or a kangaroo, and learning to surf in Sydney. While all of these experiences are indeed awesome, no Australia bucket list should be complete without driving the Great Ocean Road – one of the world’s most scenic…
This is John Galt Speaking
In the name of the best within you, do not sacrifice this world to those who are its worst.
In the name of the values that keep you alive, do not let your vision of people be distorted by the ugly, the cowardly, the mindless in those who have never achieved his title.
Do not lose your knowledge that our proper estate is an upright posture,
an intransigent mind and a step that travels unlimited roads.
Do not let your fire go out, spark by irreplaceable spark, in the hopeless swamps of the approximate, the not-quite, the not-yet, the not-at-all.
Do not let the hero in your soul perish, in lonely frustration for the life you deserved, but have never been able to reach.
Check your road and the nature of your battle.
The world you desired can be won, it exists, it is real, it’s yours.
–from the Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
A Year of Women!
This has been a strange year… but definitely A Year of Women!
Here are some highlights from flynthings from 2017…
Finding a Voice Amidst the Threats & Fears
Climate Change: It’s Serious
Rise Up & Speak Up or #TakeAKnee
Letter of the Century
Come From Away
A Door in the Sky
Top 3 most viewed posts in 2017:
Here’s hoping 2018 will be far better…
It’s that time of the year for holiday parties, good food and of course Airplane Cookies!
Have a Happy & Safe Thanksgiving Week!
I typically like to see a White Christmas. There is something ethereal about waking up on Christmas morning to snow covered rooftops and driveways. In fact, my first Christmas morning in the East Coast, I spied not one, or even two but six deer lurking around the snow covered woods behind my house.
Three years ago, it was snowing heavily further north of here, with 5-8 inches accumulation expected, Thanksgiving week. I did see some flakes in the mid-Atlantic, but no accumulation east of the 95 corridor. The weather played havoc with travel and Thanksgiving plans for people intent on getting out of town.
No snow expected this week in the Mid Atlantic. But who knows what the weather will do to travel plans.
Safe travels and have a very Happy & safe Thanksgiving week or weekend!
It’s really hard to be inspired these days, with everything that is going on in this country.
This is the best I can offer:
Seek Truth, Always
Differentiate Right from Wrong, these days it is Fake from Real
Leave this World Better than you Found it
Inspire the Next Generation
Excel beyond your Wildest Imagination.
No ONE Gender, Race, Religion, Color or Country is Superior to another.
We are all Global Citizens of this World…
Let’s Unite for World Peace!