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Yesterday, I had an informational interview with a gentleman from Tableau Software. He mentioned how he believes it is so important that we follow the scientific method’s means of determining what you suspect to find – i.e. the hypothesis – and then test for the “null hypothesis.” In theory it helps people to overcome one of the greatest “weaknesses” of the brain – implicit bias. Now, I must concur with respect to law land because…
A day or two ago when I was watching the live stream of Bob Proctor & Sandy Gallagher’s “The Art of Goal Creation,” I was directly reminded of Plato’s Allegory of the Cave. The basic idea is that prisoners are sitting looking at the back of a cave not only transfixed by that which is projected upon it but also physically bound. Behind the prisoners there is a fire and a place in between where…
It’s most a beauty … eh? Well, this house sits right next to the Magnolia dog park. This week it was again tarped. They did a great job of tying this turd down. Yeah, this double barraleed gabbled monstrosity had a blue tarp upon it which fluttered in the wind. Now, let me ask you this. Do you think it is worth $1 million. That’s the price at which it was most recently listed. You know…
All men dream; but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their mind waken the dday to find that it was vanity; but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dreams with open eyes, to make it possible. This I did. – T.E. Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia) This is one of the quotes which Bob Proctor has identified as essential. It is placed on…
Yesterday evening and all day today, I have been live-streaming “The Art of Goal Achieving” by the Proctor Gallagher Institute. So far, it’s been a spectacular presentation … and we are not even half of the way into it. It’s been extremely thought provoking for me. So, I wanted to share some thoughts and decided to find an image to focus upon. While I was originally thinking of something with a target, I found the…
Jacob’s ladder is a reference to a dream. According to Genesis 28:10-17 [NIV] … 10 Jacob left Beersheba and set out for Harran. 11 When he reached a certain place, he stopped for the night because the sun had set. Taking one of the stones there, he put it under his head and lay down to sleep.12 He had a dream in which he saw a stairway resting on the earth, with its top reaching to heaven, and the angels of God were ascending…
Yes, faith provides for persistence which is key. In fact, Calvin Coolidge might have an even greater perspective on persistence. He is noted for this quote: Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not: nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not: the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. Yet, if you…
So, coming full circle on this Original 13 of the United States, above is a more distinct idea of what each state claimed. As far as why then, though Britain was giving up. France provided the backstop at the Mississippi River. But for France’s involvement as the “higher authority,,” as can also be demonstrated by the fact that this Treaty was signed in France’s capital, exactly what America owned might not have been settled. Upshot…
The American delegation to the Treaty of Paris, signed in 1783, were from left to right are: John JayJohn AdamsBenjamin FranklinHenry Laurens, and William Temple Franklin. Above is American Commissioners of the Preliminary Peace Agreement with Great Britain by Benjamin West. It’s not finished though. Why? Well, it is reported that the British delegation refused to pose, and the painting was never completed. This might seem almost trivial,…
Above is a map which depicts the Louisiana Purchase which was signed on April 30, 1803. There is plenty of treatment on this which I decide not to relate in this post. What is important is to ask what happened in the interim between the Royal Proclamation of 1763 and this purchase. Is there an important date in between? Yeah, of course there is. There is the Declaration of Independence. There is also the Treaty…