You’ve GOT to see this skydiver jump from the earth’s atmosphere, all the way to the ground with NO PARACHUTE! He doesn’t join with another person who has a parachute! He never uses one. Continue reading
People often ask me if I were “starting over,” without any websites or marketing/consulting clients, what I would do.
The answer might surprise you. Continue reading
Things I learned about myself from my dog:
1: When I come home, there ought to be fireworks and the fatted calf should be killed.
2: When I sweat I should think twice about showering it off because it’s very tasty.
3: I eat like a king every single meal.
4: I’m so interesting that Continue reading
A close friend died this past week. It hasn’t been a good half of year for that in my world.
I’m reminded of the importance to live for the moment AND the future. You don’t sell out your future for the moment, but you also don’t sell out your moment for the future because you don’t know how much of a future you have left.
I’m reminded of a quote from James Dean that I’ve often thought about:
Dream as if you’ll live forever. Live as if you’ll die today. – James Dean
I have learned to live in the present. I used to think so much about the future. I’d work for the future, I’d dream of the future, and I’d long for the future. I sold out the present as inferior to what was out there down the road. But in doing that, I didn’t give value to the only thing that I had which was that day, that hour, and that minute.
The interesting thing about the present moment is that it’s slipping through your fingers. You can never get it back. The future seems to always be out of reach, but the present is in your hands. You can make it great. You can squeeze everything out of it but you cannot keep it. The future will come so just let it. Don’t wait on it. Don’t look to it. Make the most of what is now and the future, when it becomes the “now,” will be more of what you want it to be.
So consider the future in your decisions, but don’t forget or discount the moment. It’s your moment and it’s all that you have. I do recommend a book on the topic. It’s called, “The Power of Now.”
You have probably heard that a group of scientists are planning to send a select group of people to Mars to colonize it. The mission, called Mars One, will establish the first human settlement on Mars in 2025. The committee is taking applications from people interested in moving to Mars in 2025. For real! Continue reading
This week’s Movie of the Week is Prehistoric Beast. It’s about an imagined Tyrannosaurus Rex and the film was released in 1984. The success of this shorter film (about 10 minutes) led to a full-length television documentary about dinosaurs in 1985, called Dinosaur! By today’s standards the effects don’t seem all that great, but at the time these came out they were quite good. In fact, Dinosaur! Won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Visual Effects in 1986. Continue reading
“Earth Vs. The Spider” is the first post in a regular series entitled, “Free Movie of the Week.” It’ll just be unusual movies that I think have some sort of coolness to them and that are no longer under copyright.
Grab some popcorn, sit back, relax and enjoy my feature presentation of “Earth Vs. The Spider”! Continue reading
This has been a long time coming, or at least it seems that way. The e-book of my novel, The Last Hybrid: Bloodline of Angels will be re-released as a Film-Enhanced E-book. What does that mean? Until now, electronic novels have not contained what modern e-readers and tablets have had the capacity to provide – videos within the content of an e-book. Continue reading
An 80-year-old historian named Walter Elliot unearthed a forgotten Sherlock Holmes after it had been sitting in his attic Selkirk, Scotland, for nearly 50 years. Continue reading