Covering Up Mistakes

“A man of genius makes no mistakes. His errors are volitional, and are the portals of discovery.” — James Joyce This certainly puts a different twist on the concept. The only requirement is that one is “A man of genius.” If so, you don’t make mistakes, you merely commit errors, on purpose. Try that one […]

Survival Is Not Mandatory

“Since changes are going on anyway, the great thing is to learn enough about them so that we will be able to lay hold of them and turn them in the direction of our desires. Conditions and events are neither to be fled from nor passively acquiesced in; they are to be utilized and directed.” […]

Someone Still Has To Crack The Eggs and Grease The Skillet

“No man ever wetted clay and then left it, as if there would be bricks by chance and fortune.” One may assume that Plutarch intended this rhetorically, since it definitely isn’t literally true. It’s hard to say about wetting clay specifically; but starting a job and not finishing it is certainly not uncommon. The fact […]

Are The Rats Winning The Race?

“Be not simply good; be good for something.” — Henry David Thoreau This is great advice; but try not to be too much of a good for something. There is a Greek Proverb that says, “The excess of virtue is a vice.” Overdoing what you do is likely an example of such a vice. You […]

First Rate Version of Yourself

You have a job only you can do. The job you have is being you. At the end of each day you must take a test. Did you give being you your very best? e. e. Cummings had some words that will take you pretty far. “It takes courage to grow up and become who […]

You’re Just Going Too Slow

“Are things out of control?” This is a most interesting question. You likely ask yourself this question sometimes and experience pronounced anxiety as you consider the answer. The problem is, of course, if things are out of control, there is no predicting the outcome. The possibility of a huge crash is out there and the […]

Leave Foot Prints

“Stubbornness does have its helpful features. You always know what you are going to be thinking tomorrow.” — Glen Beaman Stubbornness certainly has its up side. It’s like the famous Anon. said, “Most people are more comfortable with old problems than with new solutions.” While you are considering how relaxed you will be though, ponder […]

BS Detectors Up!

Come with me now into the heart of the pulsing confusion that passes for reality. There we find all of the experiences that register as real and meaningful. We also register that which we call phantom and fanciful. It is a cauldron of real and not real, possible and not possible, and what we determine […]

Random Wisdom

This episode of Audio Tidbits is no more nor no less than you might expect from an episode called Random Wisdom. If you are already wise enough, feel free to skip the episode. But if you can always use a little random wisdom, press play and enjoy. http://media.blubrry.com/audiotidbitspodcast/p/www.garycrow.net/audio/RandomWisdom.mp3Podcast: DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email […]

A Nation of Suckers

In these days of fake news and intentional misinformation, it’s easy to wonder if anything we read or hear is true. Maybe even more alarming is our inability to know who to believe, who to trust. And of course, that is the point of fake news and misinformation. The goal is not so much to […]