Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Is communication a virtue in itself?

Is ease of communication necessarily a good thing? Think about when you are forced to sit by someone who is a non-stop talker. Communication is a means to an end, and the end is more important than the means. In society today we have made the means too easy, and we glory in our technology as if the means were all-important.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

When my wife's grandfather died

One of my favorite memories of my father-in-law is when his father-in-law died. He was on the road selling at the time, and so Nana had to bear up by herself for a little while, which she did with remarkable composure. However, when Papaw got home, she met him on the walk in front of their home and dissolved into tears in his arms. It was a very touching moment.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Extreme temperatures I have known

I can tell my grandchildren that I have seen 110 degrees plus and below a minus 10 degrees - in western Arkansas.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008


Does adulation hinder performance? Performers who become very famous - are they hindered in their subsequent performances because of the high level of distraction and lowered motivation that fame brings?