3. Musings of ArcGeneral Thomas Hastings, CO

By the Gods! This planet is an incredibly beautiful and welcome sight! I’ve spent my entire lifetime, forty-eight years, aboard this vessel. Genesis… the focus of all of our dreams… and so few are left of the original generation who boarded Divine Scepter from the moon base shipyard. Sensor scans have given us incredible images of this lush jungle planet but can we breathe the air? Is there an indigenous race of beings that will oppose our presence on their home? Did we escape certain death on Earth only to fall victim to some other deadly disaster? So many unanswered questions… Continue reading “3. Musings of ArcGeneral Thomas Hastings, CO”

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Collective Judgments? All Wrong!

“No human race is superior; no religious faith is inferior. All collective judgments are wrong. Only racists make them.”

~ Elie Wiesel

Eliezer “Elie” Wiesel, (1928-2016) was a Romanian-born, American Jewish author, professor and human rights activist. He survived the Auschwitz and Buchenwald concentration camps under the Nazi regime. He championed the cause of human rights throughout his life and in 1986 he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Continue reading “Collective Judgments? All Wrong!”

What Do You Need to Succeed?

To succeed, you need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you.

~ Tony Dorsett

Tony Dorsett, a former American professional football player in the NFL, retired due to injuries after playing eleven seasons. Throughout his college and professional careers, he was a force to be reckoned with and knew what it takes to be successful. Continue reading “What Do You Need to Succeed?”

What’s Your Handle Going to Be?

Every tomorrow has two handles. We can take hold of it with the handle of anxiety or the handle of faith.

~ Henry Ward Beecher

Henry Ward Beecher (1813-1887) was an American evangelist who became famous on the lecture circuit. This 19th Century Christian minister had a keen mind and was skilled at using humour and common language to appeal to his audiences. This quote bears witness to Beecher’s ability to use imagery to communicate an idea effectively. Continue reading “What’s Your Handle Going to Be?”

AGNES ELLERT – A TRIBUTE

On her 99th birthday!
On her 99th birthday!

As we come upon the second anniversary of Aunt Aggie’s death, on her 100th birthday, I ponder the huge gap that she has left in our family. Those days leading up to her death are still very clear in my mind. She was so excited about actually reaching her 100th birthday! Daily she wanted to make sure I had her clothes ready for that day and the sandwiches /cupcakes for her family party that meant so much to her. Aggie was of strong heart and will and was determined, but just a few short hours before the actual birthday, she took her last breath. Continue reading “AGNES ELLERT – A TRIBUTE”

I’m Not Angry… Not Much!

“Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.”

~ Buddha

Gautama Buddha is believed to have lived and taught in the northeastern part of India sometime between the 6th and the 4th centuries BCE. His teachings provided the foundation for Buddhism. He rejected extremes and urged his students to embrace the philosophy of ethical conduct, wisdom and mental discipline. Continue reading “I’m Not Angry… Not Much!”

Watch Others… And Learn!

“Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so.”

~ Douglas Adams

 

Douglas Adams (1952-2001) was an English author and script writer who made a significant contribution to UK radio. In 1978, he wrote The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy as a radio comedy, which became a series of five books, spawned a TV series and a feature film. Continue reading “Watch Others… And Learn!”