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GOIN’ FISHIN’

Goin Fishin

“Sometimes you can just hop
in the back of someone’s cab
and tell them what they’re
supposed to do. Other times,
you have to let them look out
at the ocean for a while.”

       – Jacob (LOST S6 / The Lighthouse)

Life doesn’t always flow at the same pace. If it did, I’m sure we’d all miss the ups, downs and sharp last minute curves. It’s the surprises that keep us on our toes. Likewise, it’s the redactions in our own personal storyline and the blank pages of our narrative that keep us searching for answers.

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YOU WANNA PIECE OF ME?

Carriers

“Everyone here has the sense that right now is one of those moments when we are influencing the future.”

                                                 – Steve Jobs

Ravaging the populous of ancient Greece for nearly six years between 430 and 424 BC; it is thought to have infected and eradicated nearly one-third of Athens, including their beloved leader Pericles. The balance of world power slowly shifted from the Greeks to Spartans and history course corrected.

The thriving colony of Jamestown, Virginia was stricken by an uncontrolled outbreak in 1607. By 1624 more than six thousand had died and English colony was nearly silenced.

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IT’S ONE HECK OF A FISH STORY

It's One Heck of a Fish Story

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“Life is what happens
while you are busy
making other plans.”

– John Lennon

The disembodied female voice instructs, “Drive one quarter mile and turn left.” The blinker begins to click rhythmically as we look for an opportunity to ease into the left lane. Settling into the left-hand turning lane at the intersection we hear the emotionless female voice repeat, “Turn left.” Our intentions are confirmed as the proper course of action.

The light changes and we make the turn. “Recalculating. . . please make a U-Turn.”

Huh? What?!? “Nooooo! Stop it!” We scream at the emotionless, disembodied voice, but no argument is forthcoming. Instead we are instructed to, “Please make a U-Turn.” How well do you hold it together when everything seems to be falling apart?

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SPIRALING INTO CONTROL

twist

“Life has its own hidden forces which you can only discover by living. Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.”

Soren Kierkegaard

The hair on the back of your neck suddenly stands on end. Goosebumps fight for positioning on the surface of your skin. A shiver runs up your spine. For a brief instant, time seemingly stands still and you Continue reading ‘SPIRALING INTO CONTROL’ »