In his famous thought experiment, a 16-year-old Albert Einstein imagined what it would be like to travel as fast as a beam of light. If he rode alongside, traveling at light speed, he wrote, “I should observe such a beam of light as an electromagnetic field at rest.” For the observer, in this case Einstein, time itself would slow down. This, among other thoughts, would lead Einstein to theorize about how time is relative. Time and speed have an inverse relationship — should you find yourself approaching the speed of light, you’ll note that time slows down.
For those of us clocking our days at a human pace on planet Earth, time is constant. Seconds tick by at the same rate for an American as they do for an Australian — or for an accountant in an office building as they do an angler on the ocean. Time slows down only for astronauts in low earth orbit, no one else. …
Every week I come across, for all intents and purposes, the same type of article. These articles all begin, and end in essentially the same way; peppered with terms like, inconclusive, or more research is necessary.
Yet when the highest profile patient diagnosed with Covid19 sought treatment, he was given, among other things, three natural supplements.
Nearly every article covering vitamins, minerals, and Covid19 continue to pose the same questions; can supplements help treat Covid19, or do certain vitamin deficiencies affect Covid19 outcomes? They similarly conclude by stating; more research, or studies are necessary.
How could this be? Why would doctors at Walter Reed Hospital give The President no less; Zinc, Vitamin D, and Melatonin if the evidence is “incomplete” or “inconclusive”? …
In the popular podcast How I Built This, near the end of every interview, host Guy Raz poses a profound question. He asks this question nearly the same way, practically word for word, each and every time.
The question is this:
How much of your success do you attribute to your skill, intelligence, and hard work; and how much of it is luck?
My ears perk up every time. Surely it’s skill, intelligence, and hard work that made the difference; those are foundational attributes for all who succeed.
Yet time and again, the interviewee attributes a good portion, if not all their success to luck. …
From Tokyo to Guadalajara, and every city in between, they recognize his face, and know his name.
How could they not?
His image is a staple on newsstands, television, the internet; pick a medium, any medium, and there he is.
The President of the United States.
According to various on-line sites and poles, former Presidents Barak Obama and Donald Trump are among the only world leaders more recognizable than celebrities, musicians, titans of industry, even The Pope; and Joe Biden will likely gain similar recognition.
When it comes to knowledge of foreign leaders however, less than half of Americans can name the leaders of Mexico or Canada, our only neighbors to the North and South. …
In 1929, Baylor Hospital was struggling. With a growing list of unpaid invoices and delinquent accounts, the hospital system found itself one step from receivership. Things looked bleak.
Enter a public school teacher, turned lawyer, and former superintendent of The Dallas Independent School District, Justin Ford Kimball. Assuming the role of Vice-President within Baylor Health, he restored solvency to the struggling hospital, and in so doing, set the foundation for what would become a unique industry, health insurance.
Born on a farm near Huntsville Texas, graduating from Mount Lebanon College in Louisiana, Justin Kimball would continue his formal education receiving an M.A …
In better times, it would be the name of your favorite Irish Pub, or a fun way of describing a night out.
Now, it’s just the latest word being thrown around cable news and the political Twitter sphere in the hope that somehow, someway, something, sticks.
I’ve heard it flying around everywhere, serving as evidence or an explanation of what went wrong on election day.
Anyone who did not vote for Donald Trump was, in one way or another, participating in “shenanigans”. The President himself brought it up immediately:
There has been a lot of shenanigans and we can’t stand for that in our country. …
At some point, every writer comes to the same conclusion; writing, especially good writing, doesn’t come easy. Far too often it becomes difficult, strenuous, mentally and emotionally demanding work. Even seasoned, successful authors describe it as; bleeding on paper, writing your heart out, a hellish task. Not the most welcoming descriptions for undertaking such a rewarding form of expression.
Writing is easy. All you have to do is sit down at a typewriter and wait for drops of blood to form on your forehead. — Gene Fowler, author and journalist
Despite the warnings, we find ourselves continuing on, hopeful we can put enough words together to produce compelling content. Writers have no shortage of advice, particularly when it comes to writing. Write what you know, or so the conventional wisdom goes. I’ve read this from just about every writer who’s written articles on writing. …
In his defunct reality television show The Apprentice, Donald Trump popularized the expression; “You’re fired!”. Deployed in boardrooms against a wide range of contestants, this singular phrase would make him famous, and became his trademark. With the election results all but certified, a majority of the American public has bestowed a similar fate on the now former president.
He’s been fired.
Reality though has yet to set in, and Donald Trump refuses to concede. Instead, he and his allies have chosen alternate paths to remain in power, the first being legal battles in a handful of states.
I’ve written on the topic of litigation previously, suffice it to say, overturning results through unsubstantiated claims of wide spread voter fraud will prove difficult. The Heritage Foundation, a Republican think tank, has documented all cases of voter fraud since 1982. In nearly forty years they have only found 1,298 instance of voter fraud. That’s it. If we assume more fraud occurred in this election than every election since 1982, Trump would still be unable to overturn the results of any state his legal team is currently challenging. …
Life hasn’t been easy for white guys lately; the last bastion of mockery, finger pointing, and blame. Despite maintaining the highest, most powerful positions within government and industry, they remain frequent targets of ridicule and scorn.
I would know, all too often, I’m confused for a member of the tribe.
During winter months, lacking the trademark Mediterranean tan, I blend right in. My true identity revealed when a reading or telling of my name is required. Only then am I outed as “other”.
When I’m not being asked “where are you from?” or told “go back to your country!”; I can fully attest to the white man’s thankless existence. Blamed for everything from toxic masculinity to mansplaining as a gender, white privilege and racism as an ethnicity. …
And then there were three. Georgia, Pennsylvania, and Nevada have yet to be called. While North Carolina and Arizona remain technically undecided, the Associated Press and other outlets have declared the former (N.C) for President Trump and the latter (AZ) for Mr. Biden.
At 264 electoral votes, Joe Biden is one state away from declaring victory. Any one of those states would put him over the 270 mark needed. President Trump, on the other hand, would need all three.
Make no mistake about it, when the Associated Press, CNN, or Fox announce one of the three remaining states for Biden, he will immediately declare victory. Every vote has been cast, but due to overwhelming mail-in ballots, not every vote has been counted. In the end, it comes down to simple math, ballots are ballots and votes are votes, one candidate will simply have a higher tally. …