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Friday, June 6, 2014

My own Snazzy Think Tank



Creating your own think tank…..

I don’t know if you’re like me….you may have a wonderfully different background than I do.

But perhaps we share a unique fascination with creating one’s own awesome

Creative zone.

For me, I would call it my own personal “Think Tank.”

Hmmmmm what would it include?

It would have four monitors connected to my ultra high speed computer with unlimited memory and super fast speed for downloads, uploads and sideloads….you get the picture.

On one of the monitor would be streaming CNN

The other one would be streaming BNN

The third might be streaming a personalized live updated screen of my favourite stock picks.

The fourth might be just a blank canvas such as this, in order to have a place to blurt out my brainchildren.

Then of course, I would need one monitor of the four that I would convert to using for the other sites I frequent, such as Hotmail….biblegateway.com, bubblews.com, etc.

This think tank would be a room roughly 20 ft by 10 feet.

Along one long wall would be floor to ceiling white boards.

Along another wall just above my height would be a locked up book case, to house my precious literary treasures.

Which books mean the most to you? Which  books just mean something just because they exist, because they express something that is very personally significant to you?

Elsewhere in the room would be my favourite tilting ergonomic office chair. Something I can lounge it, but that can pop back into office work mode for intense computing.

The desks , there would be at least three of them…and must be perfectly suited to my height and comfortable sitting height.

The room would also need a huge set of speakers upon which I can perch my phone as a docking station and from which I can blast my favourite seminars or university classes.

You see, I have a bit of an obsession with M.I.T’s opencourseware….it’s the right price (free) and is taught at a level that is wonderfully above my own. Hey you got to reach up sometimes and hang around folks who know more than you eh?

What would you include in your own idea “CREATIVE ZONE”?

Wrinkled Papers



It is sooo important to be able to write in a similar manner as to how I speak.

In fact, it is one of the skills that has permitted me to go forward further into writing.

 

Had I not adopted this technique no doubt I would have given up writing years ago.

What is it about writing that is so eminently rewarding?

Is it because it somehow freezes in time the tone and

Substance of our thoughts?

The living legend. Mr. Seth Godin writes about taking up the practice of writing onto a public forum as regularly as possible, daily if possible.

He endorses writing, not in order to be swayed by public opinion and comments on your writing , but rather in order to hone your craft and to allow your written voice to flourish to fuller bloom.

I wholeheartedly agree. Writing on blogs is not even so much about the template or forum upon which you write, but rather that you are waltzing into an epic journey every time you pick up your pen, or your tablet or your piece of chalk.

I am under no illusions as to what the habit of writing means to different folks around the globe. Some scurry with their coins to internet café’s in order to plunk in a few precious tidbits of theory that they have been working on for months.

Others save their wrinkled paper notebooks and painstakingly transcribe them onto their blogs when their parents have taken the time to get their internet connection back up and running.

So blogging brothers and sisters, please don’t weary of the process. It is a journey. It is my walk of life.

 







Monday, June 2, 2014

Can you Use a Special Blessing?

It was first brought to my attention by the christian teacher Bill Gothard
that there comes a special blessing from God when 
one takes the time to read aloud the first 5 chapters of the book of Revelation....which is the last book of the Holy Bible.

I have experienced this blessing numerous times.

Well, you might be thinking....why the special blessing on those specific chapters? Well, the assumption is based on 
Revelation Chapter 1 verse 3 which states " Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand."

I'm not sure why the first five chapters have been emphasized especially as, of course, reading the whole book of revelation would also be awesome.

But I have discovered that it really does bring  about a special blessing.
I would actually dare you to try it and see if you don't feel a tangible difference in your mindset and in the very atmosphere that you are in.

If perhaps you don't own a bible for yourself, you can go to the free online bibles that are available at biblegateway.com and I would encourage you to use either the New King James Version or the King James Version.
Some folks have a more difficult time with the old style of formal english that appears in the original King James version of the Bible. That is why the 
New King James version is a little more "user-friendly" with it's more commonly used terms instead of the very formal "thees and thous" of the original King James Version.

Let me know how your experience was when you tapped into this blessing.

Peace and prosperity.

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+readthebiblealoud


Sunday, June 1, 2014

Soylent: How I Stopped Eating for 30 Days





Very intriguing idea folks......

similar to astronaut foods, one can just use soylent as their staple food source and only eat "real" foods when they feel like it.