Warning: Mass Confusion

Mass Confusion

 

 

 

 

 

 

If I listen to my internal navigation system, I will put on my Nike’s and run and fast as I can and this time never come back. – a response by Angela Williams on Facebook.

Commentary

It took me sometime to – find the time to provide a response to this inspiring, eye-opening response.  You know darn well how you had those large and small nudges about people, drama, and confusion.  However, you sat, stood, and or remained there, knowing him, her or them were no earthly good.  Then the floods came and washed you out.  Next time, run!!! Period, Case-Closed!

Thinking

You CAN If You THINK You Can

If you think you are beaten, you are
If you think you dare not, you don’t,
If you like to win, but you think you can’t
It is almost certain you won’t.
If you think you’ll lose, you’re lost
For out of the world we find,
Success begins with a fellow’s will
It’s all in the state of mind.
If you think you are outclassed, you are
You’ve got to think high to rise,
You’ve got to be sure of yourself before
You can ever win a prize.
Life’s battles don’t always go
To the stronger or faster man,
But soon or late the man who wins
Is the man WHO THINKS HE CAN! – by Walter D Wintle

Commentary:

This poem was discovered about a year ago.  I was out for lunch in the Nickle (5th Ward, Houston, TX).  I was in the mood for catfish.  I’d ordered my entree and was waiting when I saw, read, and photographed the poem.  Do you think you can?! – Period, Case-Closed!

 

Elephant Tusks

Elephant Tusks Asshole

You need tusks as much as an elephant needs an asshole on its elbow.  – Old Chinatown Downtown Houston-2016

 

 

Commentary:

I had been driving pass this for a few days after work.  After about the third time, I realized that I had to take a picture and share.  No further commentary needed, ’nuff said. Period, Case-Closed!

Impostors of Leadership

WolfSheep

They speak such wondrous words of wisdom and sometimes spirituality. They even pat you on the back and tell you what a wonderful job you are doing.  They become our presidents and vice presidents, directors, managers, teachers, scholars, business and community leaders, etc.  They manage to gather great support of colleagues; they build a wonderful network of advocates.  They publish books, articles, become great orators – they build and or lead multi-million and billion dollar companies. We praise them for their astonishing accomplishments. 

Commentary

This post was inspired by a conversation on yesterday with my brother James and my friend Tammy.  Both conversations were about leadership.  It was Tammy who mentioned the words “impostors of leadership” during our conversation.  I immediately responded, “OMG, this sounds like a blog post!”  During both conversations, I was reminded of a particular scripture.  We have all heard it said many times.  It starts with a warning, “Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves!” (Matthew 7:15, KJV).  I can imagine the Master making this great announcement – loudly, forcibly and emphatically.

Prophets are a type of leader – a spiritual leader, if you will.  However, then also there are our leaders in medicine, education, criminal justice, law, politics, etc., etc.    Some of them, maybe many of them are no more than wolves in sheep’s clothing.  Excuse me, “ravenous” wolves in sheep clothing.  I then looked up the word “ravenous” to get a greater understanding of what this piece of scripture was attempting to communicate.  Among the synonyms are:  ferocious, greedy, insatiable, and voracious – could eat a horse!  There is so much in the idea “could eat a horse!”, but time does not permit.  Meanwhile, what I can share with you is that the Master has already forewarned us, “Beware, Beware, BEWARE!”  A wolf in sheep clothing does NOT look like a wolf.  They are NOT sheep and they are NOT leaders.  They are impostors!  Huh?! – Period, Case-Closed!