Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is not putting one in a fruit salad.
|Wit and Wisdom|
No one will ever call you a boring conversationalist if you let people talk about themselves!
The difference between "involvement" and "commitment" is like an egg and ham breakfast: The chicken was "involved" -- the pig was "commited".
The other old saying is "He who ignores history is bound to repeat it." They sound contradictory, but they really aren't. Looking back can prevent future errors, and can even help with solutions to problems. But humans live in the present and the future, not the past. You have to look out the windshield to see where you're headed!
It seems that zeal is inherently dangerous. When zeal is not a virtue, by definition it is not good. When zeal is a virtue, according to this saying it is dangerous, which is also not good. It is also overrated as a virtue. It is simply too easily guided into unforeseen and unanticipated paths.
2203 AD (281 AE) An overpopulated and desperate Earth has devised the "Colony Program". Criminals, agitators and other 'Undesirables' supplemented by thousands of 'Nonproductives', or 'Drones' gathered in sweeps through slums and "squatter areas" worldwide, are crammed aboard a starship manned by a one-way crew, and sent to colonize the stars. This is the epic story of Colony Ship 7N-364, with its cargo of 3500 "Drones", 1500 "Undies", and 130 crew.
Exiled to the Stars
|Recent Blog Entries|
Date Published: December 4, 2013
It’s been far too long since I’ve updated this site, and I apologize. But I finally have news worthy of the effort. I have terminated my involvement with Amazon’s “Amazon Select” program, and I can once again also distribute my books through Smashwords.com. This means that if you need my books in .epub or some other format, they’re available, even on iBooks!
Date Published: March 5, 2013
Don't miss this action-packed sequel to "The Privateer!"
Ex-pirate Cale Rankin, his new bride and his partners are in the colonizing business. Since the fall of the Empire, hundreds of planets have lost contact with man-settled space, and thousands of people would like to escape current upheavals by relocating to them.
The Greeners, a community of prosperous "natural" farmers on Santiago, seek a home where they can enjoy a pastoral life.
Date Published: January 15, 2013
Health care in the Philippines is very different than health care in the US. It runs the gamut from outstanding to abysmal.
Date Published: January 1, 2013
A Happy New Year to all, with a wish that you had a very merry Christmas!