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Tuesday Dec 20, 2016

Hope is not a Plan

Thomas Jefferson
Jefferson and Friends

From my book, An Artist Empowered:

WE THE PEOPLE—did not hope or wish!

In English, the ubiquitous words ‘hope’ and ‘wish’ have particular meanings that are imbedded in the American and British psyche.

‘Hope’ and ‘wish’ are passive words; once informed, a creator wouldn’t willingly use them.

In the Declaration of Independence, we read: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”

Thomas Jefferson didn’t pen: We hope these truths are obvious. To its credit, there isn’t a single utterance of ‘hope’ or any other passive word in this magical document that the Founding Fathers bestowed upon posterity.

Friday Oct 14, 2016

Scorched Earth / Michael Savage

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Scorched Earth: Restoring the Country after Obama
by Doctor Michael Savage
Hardcover: 288 pages; Publisher: Center Street (September 13, 2016)

SCORCHED EARTH: A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER / A WARNING FOR AMERICA

As the 2016 presidential election looms upon us, Scorched Earth is a clear window into exposing and eliminating America’s enemies—foreign and domestic. Savage’s book has the common sense power to sway the election for Donald Trump our last best means for saving the nation from degenerating into a third world hellhole.

Review by Eden Maxwell

WHO IS MICHAEL SAVAGE?

It would be a disservice to label multimedia icon Doctor Michael Savage with a polarizing political label. Yes, he holds traditional values as an independent, but doesn’t mix with high horse country club Republicans nor does he fear calling out traitors lurking on either side of the isle. Savage, a critical thinker, cuts to the truth like Alexander slicing open the Gordian Knot. Doctor Savage is admired by patriots for his courage and attacked by the leftist pimping media because he exposes their collusion, pettiness, and stupidity, and our decaying political system that if not resurrected to sanity will enslave us all.

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Sunday Sep 18, 2016

Double Helix

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Double Helix

From my book, An Artist Empowered:

According to believers, ‘Francis Crick, the Nobel Prize-winning father of modern genetics, was under the influence of LSD when he first deduced the double-helix structure of DNA more than 50 years ago.’

Whether this questionable and anecdotal account took place or not is irrelevant. Regardless of how it happened, we do know this discovery was the result of ingenuity coupled with passion: a circumstance of a prepared mind meeting intuitive information. We thank Crick and his research associate, James Watson, for being sufficiently aware in March of 1953 to ‘see’ what was in the genie’s bottle: the molecular structure of DNA.

Unless you were looking for it, how many would have recognized the double helix, the genetic instructions, or blue-print of life, if they saw it standing on their kitchen table? How many in the presence of an innovation in art would recognize the breakthrough for what it was before it was sanctioned by the powers that be?

Thursday Apr 14, 2016

mystery of synchronicity

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Swiss Army Knife

The mystery of synchronicity …

Psychiatrist Carl Jung coined the word synchronicity to describe events of meaningful coincidence with no apparent causal relationship.

When I was traveling through Europe in 1981, I lost my Swiss Army Knife.

Fast forward to 2015: One morning, I opened the door to my studio, and there on the ground, I find the same model Swiss Army Knife that I had lost all those years ago. The knife had seen much bad road.

I asked around, including the UPS and FedEx drivers if they lost such a knife. No lost knife from them.

I can’t explain how or why this knife ‘returned’ to me any better than Jung’s concept of synchronicity.

Tuesday Dec 22, 2015

Tip Six: Self-Reliant—No Excuses

From my Ten Tips for Building Self-Confidence

Copyright © 2011 by Eden Maxwell


TIP SIX: SELF-RELIANT—NO EXCUSES

When confronted by adversity, you are reminded that the problem is the teacher, which is this: you are resourceful, and can do what is necessary yourself.

As a leader, you find a way, not an excuse, a response that separates doers from wannabes. You are sure because being unsure inspires no one. Your sense of mission also motivates others.

Self-confident people avoid parroting clichés, and have a sense of humor, especially at their own expense.