Unconventional Thinking

April, 2009

Of Power, Money And Time

Thursday, April 23rd, 2009 by Mark

Life is a delicious and dangerous paradox.
Allow me to put this in perspective. Of sorts.
Successful people generally want one or both: money and/or power. And they pursue them. Often both simulstaneously.
If life is good, and God smiles on them, they achieve both. In the vast majority of cases this is so because they are smart [...]

Strolling Alone In A Thunderstorm

Tuesday, April 14th, 2009 by Mark

When I was a teenager, the rolling, rumbling drumbeat of an oncoming thunderstorm was a clarion call for me to run outside into the slashing water and the electric bolts and take in the random beauty of nature gone wild.
I did not believe lighting could strike me. I had not an iota of concern about [...]

The Year Galileo Died

Friday, April 3rd, 2009 by Mark

Isaac Newton was born. And thus began the life of one of two of the most important scientists in history, the other being Albert Einstein.
But I’m not interested in their science right now. More so in their government service, or lack of it.
Allow me to explain:
In 1696, Newton became England’s Warden Of The Royal Mint. [...]

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