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Count Your Blessings

When I was studying Chinese in Taiwan over two decades ago, one of the lessons related the story of the  lead monk who had all sorts of events befall him. I think the first had something to do about a wild horse that came upon his property; his neighbors exclaimed he was lucky. The second … Continue Reading

With a Little Help from My Friends

Imagine enlisting a couple of buddies to go on the journey of a lifetime in pursuit of a dream which is going to require the sacrifice of the greatest each of them have to give. How many people would go on this adventure? Now, add to it that there is a fair chance that it … Continue Reading

What Does a Mastermind Group and Draft Horses Have in Common

At Church this morning, the pastor indicated that his folks have property in Maryland’s Appalachia where the Amish also reside. He then spoke to the fact that a draft horse had the ability to individually pull 8,000 lbs. His question was then what is the amount that two draft horses together can pull. The answer … Continue Reading

Taking a Moon Shot after (Envisioned) Arrival

When I lived in China, I had an expat friend who made this pithy note: “May you always be able to look a little further beyond the horizon than your neighbors. But, may it not be so far beyond that you can’t point it out to them.” I thought that this was some sort of … Continue Reading

Getting Started … Again

Today, I sent out an application for employment. Just one. I’ve found that this works best. I applied to only two colleges. One for which I wasn’t serious, but rather because I was encouraged by a friend. I got into both. I went to Colorado College. For law school, again I applied to just one … Continue Reading

Legal Training Demonstrates Apex Learning Ability — Even If Applied Outside of Law

Above is a depictional representation of the general mismatch between higher educational offerings the (primary cluster which is presented right of center to which most lines appear to converge) and to the left domains of various professional fields. There is a general disconnect. The abstract of this Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of … Continue Reading

Never Again Forget the Importance of a Mastermind Group

Yesterday, I wrote the note below to a former employee checking up on me. Take a read and I will add some additional comments at the end about the importance of a mastermind group. Perhaps if I had put together a mastermind group, I would have turned the corner earlier with the AI component which … Continue Reading

The Glove is Off

Reflections about the “Happy Days” forthcoming. — Photo Credit: https://www.redbubble.com/people/vertigocreative/works/25961006-shotz-beer-gloved-bottle-on-conveyor-as-seen-on-laverne-and-shirley?p=triblend-tee… Continue Reading

Have Faith in Yourself through — Thinking

If you think you are beaten, you are, If you think you dare not, you don’t If you like to win, but you think you can’t, It is almost certain you won’t.   If you think you’ll lose, you’re lost For out of the world we find, Success begins with a fellow’s will— It’s all … Continue Reading

Decision Divergence

 The Road Less Taken is an illusory construction looking back on one’s past. When reviewing in light of the principles from Napoleon Hill’s Think and Grow Rich, what can Robert Frost’s most famous poem teach us. First, it helps to carefully review the poem. Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel … Continue Reading

Picture Perfect Clarity

I’ve always loved maps. I think the chance to look down at a map and consider a far off place was one of the reasons why I was able to tolerate my first desk job as an ocean freight forwarder. More importantly, I know that the ability to map the law allowed me to continue … Continue Reading

Success is the Progressive Realization of a Worthy Ideal

Earl Nightingale who was mentored by the fountainhead of motivational speaking, Napoleon Hill, states unequivocally: “Success is the Progressive Realization of a Worthy Ideal.” What’s your ideal? Is it to obtain better health, money, and happiness? If so, I suspect that you might have demonstrated this in the past by means of a two-dimensional Venn … Continue Reading

Or/And: A New Use for the Ampersand?

As I now continue to transition along my 180° pivot away from boundary dispute law after going deep down its rabbit hole for a decade, I realize I have developed an incredibly unique skill which has broad application. I can look at exactly where a decision has been sliced through by the knife of reason, … Continue Reading

Starfish Savior

Boundary Dispute Law has been my sole occupational focus for a decade. I started drilling down on this nano-niche of real property law after I turned my back on being a “China Hand.” I have decided it is time for me to again change. Why? Every once in a while, one should take stock and … Continue Reading

Let it Be?

You just found out that your neighbor has “something” located beyond what the survey line indicates onto your property. The “something” could be their fence, their patio, their shed, or any other number of items made by hand or nature – including trees, shrubs, or garden. What should you do about it? A.     Rip … Continue Reading

Feliz Quatro de Mayo

This morning I followed to precise degree a recipe – i.e. a recipe for disaster! At the gym, anticipating tomorrow’s festivities I hopefully not too smugly exclaimed to one of the Latina workers: “Feliz Cinco de Mayo.” I quickly came to learn – fortunately in friendly fashion – that my friend was from El Salvador. … Continue Reading

Fame Right off the Stage Trump

In a previous post, I indicated why I think Trump is making this bid for president. He want’s Fame! [1] Think about it. The guy has plenty of money, but he’s getting older. He has to be thinking to himself that it won’t be long before things like “Trump steak” will have any meaning. But, … Continue Reading

2016: A Space Oddity?

Yesterday, while focusing on religion touched on the topic of space exploration. A year prior to David Bowie’s release Space Oddity in 1969, Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey was released. It’s story sought to explain that there must be some advanced knowledge which has at critical thresholds – i.e. boundaries –  in the development of … Continue Reading
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