The Right Words to Say

“We never say so much when we do not quite know what we want to say. We need few words when we have something to say, but all the words in all the dictionaries will not suffice when we have nothing to say and want to desperately to say it.”  – Eric Hoffer It has been over a month since I have written a blog … Continue reading The Right Words to Say

America’s Favorite Subject: Me (The Monday Fits)

“We must especially beware of that small group of selfish men who would clip the wings of the American Eagle in order to feather their own nests” – Franklin D. Roosevelt This post is obviously about selfishness and it has been in the works for quite a while. I actually originally wrote this blog topic to be called, “The Selfish Side of Minorities… the What … Continue reading America’s Favorite Subject: Me (The Monday Fits)

Who Am I? (The Monday Fits)

“Never forget what you are, for surely the world will not. Make it your strength. Then it can never be your weakness. Armour yourself in it, and it will never be used to hurt you.” ― George R.R. Martin The first Republican debate of this primary election season is over and it was quite a treat. There have been plenty of commentary, memes, and discussion … Continue reading Who Am I? (The Monday Fits)

Value the Unknown (The Monday Fits)

I have always believed, and I still believe, that whatever good or bad fortune may come our way we can always give it meaning and transform it into something of value. – Hermann Hesse In our world, we like to validate ____ (fill in the blank) anything by how many likes, shares, or re-tweets something gets. We like to validate certain causes, initiatives, or businesses based on … Continue reading Value the Unknown (The Monday Fits)

Emotional to Irrational – The Winning Logic of Donald Trump

Where do I start? The land of the brave, and unfortunately free to say and do absolutely whatever comes to mind. If you have been a follower of Missing / Perspective from the beginning, you know that freedom is at the top of my list of reasons that I love America.  Freedom of speech and expression is a rare gem that gives us a true advantage … Continue reading Emotional to Irrational – The Winning Logic of Donald Trump

Make Your Mark (Stop Focusing on the Wrong S%$#)

“You can’t depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.”  – Mark Twain Focus is one of the many mysteries known to man. We all know what it is to be “focused”, but maintaining focus in one’s life is one of the greatest mysteries, because just when we think we are focused, in an instant that moment of focus can be lost. Whether … Continue reading Make Your Mark (Stop Focusing on the Wrong S%$#)

Since the Day I Was Born ….

For me, the hardest part of watching the movie Selma was the first five minutes. It is the scene when the young girls, doing what young girls do in church, were blown up. I have thought of this scene multiple times prior to seeing the movie and just the thought of this scene was chilling, but Ava DuVernay captured it even more poignantly in the … Continue reading Since the Day I Was Born ….

What’s With the Middle Class? (The Monday Fits)

“We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.” – Albert Einstein It’s time to be a little direct. There is something wrong with the middle class. Politicians, theorists, and writers tell us time and time again, that the middle class is the social class that matters most. “Depending on the class model used, the middle class … Continue reading What’s With the Middle Class? (The Monday Fits)

We Root for the UnderDog, But Do We Really? (The Monday Fits)

“In the end, glorification of splendid underdogs is nothing other than glorification of the splendid system that makes them so.” Theodor Adorno I have been wrestling with the idea of the underdog since March Madness started, why? I am not so sure. The concept that we are rooting for the underdogs just never seemed genuine to me, because by the time we are paying attention, … Continue reading We Root for the UnderDog, But Do We Really? (The Monday Fits)