Not OK

Russell Minick personal 3 Comments

Friends: Are you OK? Me: No. “Thinking doesn’t pay. Just makes you discontented with what you see around you.”  ― Robert A. Heinlein, Stranger in a Strange Land A Stranger in a Strange Land is an odd book but a timeless title. A child of earthlings, born on Mars, comes back to earth and tries to engage, to improve things. It does not help. It just makes things weirder for everyone. I do not enjoy living in America. There are things I like, mostly family and some close friends, but there are …

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 …