Unconventional Thinking

March, 2008

The Ebb And The Flow

Thursday, March 27th, 2008 by Mark

All of life is an ebb and a flow.
Success, beauty, joy, failure, disappointment washes in and just when you think any or all of these facets of life are permanent, they wash back out to the sea.
Gone. A thing of the past.
Why does this 180 occur? Only God knows. The seas ebb and flow, [...]

The Iceberg and The Palm Tree

Thursday, March 20th, 2008 by Mark

There are two kinds of people in this world. We’ll call them icebergs and palm trees. (Truth be told, there are likely thousands of types, but this is my blog and I’m in the mood to be simplistic. To make a point, of course.)
Anyway, back to my hypothesis, which I do believe in. In [...]

The Thing About Beauty

Thursday, March 13th, 2008 by Mark

In the enchanting Robert Redford film, A River Runs Through It, a minister father advises one of his young sons to take back a homework report he wrote and “cut it in half.”
When the boy, eager to have his studies behind him so he can take to the Montana spring and fly fish, returns [...]

Revenge Of The Risk Takers

Thursday, March 6th, 2008 by Mark

Today, I had lunch with two people I had never met before and it was one of those unusual encounters where the conversation zipped through a nanno second of small talk and zoomed into the heart of things. Into what’s this crazy thing called life all about and how do we leverage it to [...]

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