Ben Franklin’s 13 Virtues
May27

Ben Franklin’s 13 Virtues

Benjamin Franklin, a Renaissance Man of the Colonial Era, is considered one of America’s greatest thinkers. One can find within the pages of his autobiography: The 13 Virtues and Precepts; which he developed in 1726 as a guide for his own process of development into manhood. Ben Franklin maintained a disciplined practice; keeping a thorough daily account of his activities and how they rated on his self-designed chart. (shown...

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Practical Assertiveness
May26

Practical Assertiveness

Most, if not all of us could use some refinement when it comes to achieving the right balance between overbearing or controlling assertiveness and reticence or timidity. In how many situations did we feel as though we either didn’t know what was best to say or later wished we could have a do-over? Wikipedia’s definition of assertiveness infers this need for balance. It defines; “Assertiveness is the quality of being...

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Discussions on Creativity: Part 2. Programming Adaptive Cognition and Creative Motivation
May21

Discussions on Creativity: Part 2. Programming Adaptive Cognition and Creative Motivation

Within the coming score of years, we will find ourselves on the precipice of significant technological and social innovation, some produced because of our scientific curiosities, and others burst upon us. Although discussing programming creativity into an Artificial Super Intelligence is still premature, it surely is a topic that will eventually have its day. In Part One, it was noted that if we aim to program computers to possess a...

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Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) …a natural cure?
May05

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) …a natural cure?

NYC could be considered the “stress capital of the world.” It’s no wonder why so many New Yorkers have GERD – gastroesophageal reflux disease! But, there may be other reasons for this ailment. According to Healthline, 60% of all adult Americans will experience GERD at some point. Many with GERD, sometimes referred to as “acute acid reflux,” don’t realize that a food allergy may be causing...

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Pennies From Heaven – Revelations on Wealth
May01

Pennies From Heaven – Revelations on Wealth

To recall the first time picking up a penny is easy. The simple reason; it had taken a lifetime to do so. Just a boy in Springtime, walking down our sidewalk on 65th Street in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. I can vividly remember reaching down to pluck up a shining penny that glistened in the sun before suddenly and abruptly being sharply admonished, “Leave that there! That doesn’t belong to you!” Immediately, I snapped back...

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