Jesus is Right

Russell Minick personal, think~be~do 2 Comments

This is what I mean when I say “Jesus is right”: Which is a greater risk: 1. telling my kids that idealism is awesome while living pragmatism and consumerism or 2. risking loss while trying to embody everything that makes life valuable? Like the man who found a treasure in a field,  my wife Karla and I did not go into difficult situations in the US and overseas reluctantly. We saw the value of the treasure, we liquidated our assets, partnered with friends eager to join in the sacrifice through their support, and we went …

Boomtown Grovers – Not Goliath

Russell Minick personal

Fantasy Premiere League teams are being formed around the globe.  My team is named for my neighborhood coffee shop and a formula for finding things. Boomtown is a local coffee shop branded with an adventurous promise of joyous success. Grover’s algorithm is about intentional concessions to meaningfully pursue the hope of finding what you are looking for. What is behind the buzz for competitors is the principle of indirect companionship through a shared interest.  This is especially true for someone like me who has the often awkward task of trying to talk …

Urgent Mortality P.L.U.S.

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The Summer Day ~ Mary Oliver Who made the world? Who made the swan, and the black bear? Who made the grasshopper? This grasshopper, I mean- the one who has flung herself out of the grass, the one who is eating sugar out of my hand, who is moving her jaws back and forth instead of up and down- who is gazing around with her enormous and complicated eyes. Now she lifts her pale forearms and thoroughly washes her face. Now she snaps her wings open, and floats away. I don’t …