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What Is In A Name?

What Is In A Name?

      The names that writers give their characters can often determine what type of people they are.  If a person had the name Irvin Garfarckle, what type of person do you think he would be?  Does it sound like someone you would trust as your lawyer?  Or does it sound...

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Sometimes You Have To Fake It

Sometimes You Have To Fake It

I often tell people half the things I talk about I don't know what I'm talking about.  It's just that you don't know which half I don't know.  As a science fiction writer, writing about things that might not come true in my lifetime is...

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Being Normal Is Boring

Being Normal Is Boring

I have a friend I call Crazy Dan.  He is big into UFOs and aliens.  We talk for hours about that and other things.  One thing he wants to be known as is NORMAL.  I have told him normal is boring.  Being called strange is something to be...

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An Optimistic View of the Future

An Optimistic View of the Future

     Those who are pessimists think the worst is around the corner.  An optimist thinks something great is around the corner.  A realist just sees a corner and expects anything to happen.  As a Christian, I can't help but be both a...

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Don’t Give Into the Status Quo

Don’t Give Into the Status Quo

The status quo is for people unwilling to change.    It makes people complacent.  It also makes them lazy.  It sounds so comforting at times.  People don't like change if it means their lives will have to adjust to change.  The future...

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Ten Advantages of Technology

Ten Advantages of Technology

We live in a world in which technology has played a big part in how we live and at times keeping us alive.  Here are ten reasons why technology has given us advantages people who have lived at other times were disadvantaged.   (1) We Live...

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Technology Changing Lives For the Better

Technology Changing Lives For the Better

Three centuries ago, disease was what shortened most people's lives.  A century later, disease was still a major reason for people living on the average twenty or thirty years shorter than we live today.  A century ago, the Spanish Flu claimed more...

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Self-Growth: Stay Determined to Succeed

Self-Growth: Stay Determined to Succeed

  During our lifetime we have a handful of times when success is within our grasp.  We need to recognize our opportunity to succeed might be as simple as allowing those who know how to help others succeed should help us too.  They are dedicated to...

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