July 25, 2016

A test of a people is how it behaves toward the old. It is easy to love children. Even tyrants and dictators make a point of being fond of children. (Abraham J. Heschel, 20th century Polish-born American rabbi) How do we stand up to this standard...

July 24, 2016

Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men. (Martin Luther King, 20th century civil rights leader) Each decade seems to bring to light more discoveries and advances in science and technology...

July 23, 2016

Curiosity is the wick in the candle of learning. (William Arthur Ward, 20th century American writer) They say that curiosity killed the cat. We must not let that canard stop us from pursuing the unknown. After all, we’re not cats. We do have a...

July 22, 2016

Freedom of expression is not more important than truth. (Jesse Deloe, writer, editor) Tolerance of contrasting views is a privilege of a free, democratic society. When we attempt to silence differing opinions, we cheat ourselves and others from...

July 21, 2016

Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything. (George Barnard Shaw, 19th-20th century Irish playwright) As someone else as said, change is the only constant in life. To take a positive...

#23 – The Shoebox

At the end of the day we met in a conference room near the design dome. Suzuki-san explained that every component that made up Flagship 1 was to be the best in the world so that it would be the finest car ever made, and this included the key...

July 20, 2016

When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself. (Wayne Dyer, self-help, best-selling author) When we are tempted to judge someone, we must be careful to limit our effort to an evaluation of their work or their words, not...

Blending into Your Surroundings

The dogs blend into the woods, sometimes making them hard to see. Wally with his white and brown is usually visible, except in winter against the snow. But old black stumps and rotten trees can easily be mistaken for Charlie at any time; it’s...

July 19, 2016

Character, like muscle, must be developed. The real test for character is not creed or conduct . . . [but] a man’s motives. (Halverson, late United States Senate chaplain) For a fitness buff, the proof of his strength is not in his exercises and...

#22 – Motor Madness

The size of the Flagship 1 engine was hotly debated from the start. The Acura Division of Honda was supposed to have a luxury car, but it had a six-cylinder engine and was never accepted by the public as a true luxury vehicle. Toyota had only one...

July 18, 2016

Your work is an excellent commentary, for as you are, so you labor. (George Washington, first president of the United States) We hear a lot from political candidates about what they will do if elected. In job interviews, applicants are often...

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