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Survival Tactics

“The 100,” an interesting science fiction, dystopian Earth story gives a fascinating look at human survival tactics.  One particular season, a group of survivors had to live  in an underground bunker, due to atmospheric conditions.  The food supply was limited and extreme measures had to be taken for the survival of the human race.  The leadership mantra came down to, “You are either Wonkru (the group name) or you are the enemy of Wonkru.”  This mantra came with a flashing sword and blood spilled for those who “chose” to be enemies.  Meaning, they disagreed with how the food was to...

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Pendulum

Am I the only swinger? No, not that kinda swinger. Maybe over-corrector is a better way to say it.  When something doesn’t seem to work or make sense, instead of making a few small changes I will scrap my ideas and start over. Usually I bounce back towards a middle ground at some point, but not always. My sister used to tease me that I was losing square footage by changing paint jobs in the house. I needed to see the full wall covered before I could decide if I liked something. And if I didn’t, I’d re-do the whole...

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Evolutionary Entropy

“Nothing of value has no obstacles in its path.” Dr. Henry Cloud When a family member had an appendectomy, I was asked, “How many caesarean’s did you have?!” I had three and he was amazed I had more than one child. Abdominal surgery recovery is no joke. It’s physically traumatic. Hell, for me, pregnancy itself was physically traumatic. Nine months of discomfort was bad enough, the surgery was a boon compared to that. An end of my suffering. And yes, I did it two more times. You see, I believed Henry. I was willing to go through what I had...