Garrison Linn, a grad student in physics, recently delivered a talk at TEDxBirmingham about the importance of an explorer mindset and embracing exploration in the pursuit of goals. Garrison used the analogy of soccer to illustrate that the best path to a desired outcome isn’t always the fastest or most direct. In this week’s show, […]
Luck, Effort or Destiny?
A long time ago—probably the spring of 1984—I was driving along McFarland Boulevard in Tuscaloosa, Alabama with my friend, Sharon, in the passenger seat. I can’t recall where we were going and it wasn’t a momentus occasion, so I don’t know why I remember a snippet of our conversation in full panoramic detail. In the […]
How Do We See Each Other?
Sometime last year—summer, I think—I happened to click on an email notification from Facebook, alerting me that someone had tagged me in some post. I usually just delete those without opening the emails. Note to self…. Not sure why I’m actually getting an email from Facebook about people tagging me. I thought I’d turned off […]
In yesterday’s post I was trying to describe the multitude of contexts where we use the single English word: Love. My goal in that post and this one is to establish the foundation for a happy life: It starts with Love. This is the love that feeds the hungry, cares for the sick, forsakes selfish […]
Love in English
I love music. I love that new song by Band X. I love these shoes. I love my job. I love my dog. I love my friends. I love my country. I love my neighbors. I love my nieces and nephews and my brother’s wife and my nephew’s wife. I love my whole family. I […]