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Can CRITICAL THINKING Improve Life?

Critical thinking is the ability to think clearly and rationally about what to do or what to believe. To understand the logical connections between ideas and to detect inconsistencies in reasoning. To solve problems systematically and to identify the relevance and importance of ideas. And perhaps most importantly, to reflect on the justification of one’s […]

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I’m a YOUTUBE NEWBIE, This is My JOURNEY

I needed a hobby. I knew that I was going to continue traveling extensively, but I still wanted something personal. Something creative. Something portable that wouldn’t interfere with the wandering. So I started searching. Way back in the day, I was deeply into motorcycles. I had a garage all set up with a lift, organized […]

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MASTERING the Second Half of LIFE

“Mastering Life”, what does that mean? And exactly what is the “Second Half” anyway? I’ve scratched this slogan all over my YouTube Channel, here on this blog, and on every social media site I own. My girlfriend has praised it frequently, saying it’s a clever tag line. But up until now, I’ve never really explored […]

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Defining The Creative Me

There is a semi-unspoken rule in the YouTube and Blogging Communities that one looks to other creators for inspiration, but never to copy-cat. That one should always define themselves and their channels. Well, I’m trying. Some of the latter paragraphs in this post are going to get technical, dry, and boring. And I’ll probably be […]

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The IMPORTANCE of TRUTH

This is a difficult post to make, but bear with me while I flesh out the details. I’ve created multiple Facebook pages and groups to support my new passion, my YouTube Channel. But I am having serious misgivings about the platform, especially after their latest announcement. “News Cannot Be Fake” For if it’s fake, then […]

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PROTECT Thyself – On Being Safe

Pocket Safes Question: Which pocket is safest from pickpockets? I’ll give you a moment to think about it. (Insert music from Jeopardy here ….) Ready? And the answer is … none of them. Seriously. Unless you’ve got it zip-tied, super-glued, and hermetically sealed, it’s vulnerable. Just ask us how we know. But that doesn’t mean […]

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Mental Erections Are Not SINS – On Being Somewhere Else

A Reason To Vamoose As The Clash so eloquently put it, should I stay or should I go? Should one park themselves behind their white picket fences, stick many roots into the ground, and thus wait patiently for sweet, sweet death? Or should one explore, learn, experience, and teach? (Yea, I might have a bias […]

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Strangers NO MÁS – On Being Social

High School Cliques By the time most folks get past school and/or college, they have their friendship circles pretty much in place. Maybe they add some individuals after they create children, when new families come together around that activity. Maybe even a work buddy becomes more and gets included in the festivities. But generally, that’s […]