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2022-09-24 01:00
1. Stack equity, don’t tell a soul. 2. Is it morally (ethically) wrong for an ant to eat an aphid? Why or why not? Is the answer different for humans? Why or why not? 3. Take a deep br… Read More
Pinkie Pie
2022-09-23 01:00
When the most beautiful kindergartner in the world gives you a Pinky Pie sticker and asks you to wear it for the day, do you know what you do? You wear it all day. A few people here and ther… Read More
Batman’s Superpower
2022-09-22 01:00
In chapel today the speaker talked about spiritual gifts. He made an analogy for it using superheroes. Something for the children to grasp. Spiderman’s superpowers are shooting spider… Read More
Enable A Man To Be Virtuous
2022-09-21 01:00
I realize you can easily get lost in the weeds here with Lewis. But this raises a significant issue. Even if you can justify virtue out of determinism – it does not follow that you sho… Read More
Clock And The Moving Livestock
2022-09-20 01:00
With the tick of a Clock and the moving livestock I remember youth The post Clock And The Moving Livestock appeared first on Sterling Terrell Read More
2022-09-14 01:00
A lack of healthy leisure erodes our humanity. Darn, straight it does. It erodes the humanity of time, relationships, and fleeting simple pleasures. If a job (or potential job) does not have… Read More
2022-09-12 14:03
A shaded spot a Drink cold and a cane pole Is bliss with the fish The post Drink Cold And A Cane Pole appeared first on Sterling Terrell Read More
2022-09-07 01:00
Where I Sit 23: Watching gymnastics practice can be therapy after a long day. The post Where I Sit 23 appeared first on Sterling Terrell Read More
2022-09-06 01:00
Boring office drab Job that’s awful dumb and sad Reading the want ad The post Job That’s Awful Dumb And Sad appeared first on Sterling Terrell Read More
2022-09-03 01:00
1. Leisure is not a luxury, it’s a necessity. It’s a mental health necessity. 2. The grass is green green green. 3. It’s often hard to know when it’s time to leave. B… Read More
2022-09-02 01:00
Welp, I thought the longest prayer in the Bible was King Solomon’s prayer in 1 Kings 8:23-53. But it looks like that is the second longest. The longest is found in Nehemiah. Who knew?… Read More
2022-09-01 01:00
You should dwell on the moon landing – and the years that have passed since then. Because it makes less and less sense the longer you do it. Gosh I sound like a crazy person pointing a… Read More
2022-08-31 01:00
Ok, I know. This is the last hat tip to George Ezra. The songs are just so catchy…(here and here). Green Green GrassBy: George Ezra Well she moves like lightningAnd she counts to thre… Read More
2022-08-30 01:00
A shade spot and a Cool drink with time to sit and Think about nothing The post Cool Drink With Time To Sit And appeared first on Sterling Terrell Read More
2022-08-27 01:00
1. Soooooo many businesses have no clue how to automate things. 2. This may just point to the problem with education (and everything else) today. 3. My electricity bill was $1,000 this month… Read More
2022-08-26 01:00
This is a continuation of the post on the task of the modern educator. And I get it, it’s controversial. But because of posts like this and this – I truly do not know how you can… Read More
2022-08-25 01:00
“Free for a quick call? Easier to explain on the phone.” Hahaha 🤣 This tweet is me 100%. Just like this. Here too. It’s nothing muddled. It’s that asynchronou… Read More
2022-08-24 01:00
My mind is being blown right now. 🤯 Two of my favorite comedians alive are talking here for two hours! They could not possibly be more different – but I love it. I saw Crist a… Read More
2022-08-23 01:00
He gives grace and peace As the burdens grow too big His love growing still The post As The Burdens Grow Too Big appeared first on Sterling Terrell Read More
2022-08-20 01:00
1. A panhandler asked me for money yesterday. I said “sorry I can’t help you.” He nodded and said, “thanks, welcome to the kingdom.” And now he lives rent-free… Read More
2022-08-19 01:00
Annnnnnnd after we found Shotgun last week, this week we discovered Gold Rush Kid, By: George Ezra. “Watching me now, now, now – I see you watching me now, I’m dancing musi… Read More
2022-08-18 01:00
C.S. Lewis believed that the task of the modern educator was simple. It is to lay the ethical foundation for rigorous analysis and opinion. Of course, many would disagree, but the older I ge… Read More
2022-08-17 01:00
I guess the only way to survive the Titanic without getting on a lifeboat…is to get on a lifeboat later. Sad that all the lifeboats were not filled to the brim of their capacity&helli&hell…Read More
2022-08-16 01:00
A cloudy day in Lubbock is so rare and nice You pray for it twice The post Lubbock Is So Rare And Nice appeared first on Sterling Terrell Read More
2022-08-13 01:00
1. If I’m in a hurry, I’m behind a car with a handicap sticker. 2. “I’ll be riding shotgun underneath the hot sun, Feeling like a someone“ 3. No parent should h… Read More
2022-08-11 15:54
This song, Shotgun, By: George Ezra has become our family jam of the past few weeks. We all belt it out karaoke when we get in the car. You should have seen us coming home from church the ot… Read More
2022-08-11 01:00
We often (almost never?) make a conscious decision about the small things we take as given. This is true in an argument, a discussion, or a simple statement. Want an example? Here we go. How… Read More
Control The Outcome
2022-08-09 01:00
Great reminder today from Todd Stoddart’s The Blank Page – as I struggle with trying to control the outcome of a few things myself. Ugh, this stuff can be hard… My thought… Read More
2022-08-09 01:00
The years fall like rain Fast and quietly they go Both beauty and pain The post Fast And Quietly They Go appeared first on Sterling Terrell Read More
2022-08-06 01:00
1. I love the smell of dividends in the morning. 2. You only get to control how you react. 3. A cold drink and a chair in the porch shade is an underrated Sunday afternoon move. 4. All value… Read More
2022-08-05 01:00
When EF Hutton Talks – people listen. The commercial makes you focus though – doesn’t it? And remember that focus is a large part of being persuasive. 😉 The post Wh… Read More
2022-08-04 01:00
This is an interesting point about a speaker’s feelings. You often project (want) the opposite of what you are feeling. To say “that is peaceful” you show that you are not… Read More
2022-08-03 01:00
I’ll be a business Man and not dance for the man Catch me if you can The post Man And Not Dance For The Man appeared first on Sterling Terrell Read More
2022-08-02 01:00
Uh, I can’t even process this article I found on Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction. And it’s from 2014! From 2004 to 2011, American and American-trained Iraqi troops repea… Read More
2022-07-30 01:00
1. I loved all the social apps once upon a time. Now they all feel like a time suck. 2. No really. Why is cheer competition makeup like that? 3. Afternoon naps are underrated. 4. Your feelin… Read More
2022-07-29 01:00
Comedian Leanne Morgan on her daughter doing competition cheer… Whore outfit…🤣 Hahahahah. The post Competition Cheer appeared first on Sterling Terrell Read More
2022-07-28 01:00
This piece in The Atlantic about farming gophers made me chuckle. In short, gophers cultivate their homes in a way that encourages plant growth in bigger ways than originally thought. Here a… Read More
2022-07-27 01:00
Your lack of knowing About reality has Now started showing The post About Reality Has appeared first on Sterling Terrell Read More
2022-07-26 01:00
Do you struggle with sloppy language about your own feelings like this? See, this passage seems obscure, but it’s not. Think of how many things today fall into this category of feeling… Read More
2022-07-23 01:00
1. If you are hiring and require a cover letter – I hope the fleas of 1,000 camels infest your armpits. 2. Work > Money > Assets > Wealth > Freedom 3. I read it somewhere a… Read More
2022-07-22 01:00
The Abolition Of Man, By: C.S. LewisBy: C.S. LewisHarperOne; 31705th edition (April 7, 2015)128 pages I’ll be honest here. A little too much time has gone by between now and when I rea… Read More
2022-07-21 01:00
We all have agency over our decisions. I am not arguing that. But how many of our aspirations, attitudes, faults, and talents are a direct result of our upbringing? We often want what our pa… Read More
2022-07-20 01:00
Make your employees Feel safe and wanted or they Will find one who does The post Feel Safe And Wanted Or They appeared first on Sterling Terrell Read More
2022-07-19 01:00
The only thing that money (and work) is good for is this: Work gives you money. Money buys you assets. Assets gives you wealth. Wealth buys you freedom. Follow this. (The cliff notes in vide… Read More
2022-07-16 01:00
1. I read that this one billionaire’s genius was that he would take over a company and do two things. He would ruthlessly cut costs – and reinvest the free cash flow into doublin… Read More
2022-07-14 01:00
I’ve heard this before and it’s undoubtedly true. I’m grown with kids of my own – but it makes me want to weep thinking about losing my parents. Life goes on, I know… Read More
2022-07-13 01:00
Get more assets and Lose the liabilities The finance you need The post Lose The Liabilities appeared first on Sterling Terrell Read More
2022-07-12 01:00
This commencement address by Peter Kreeft is what I wish I had gotten when I graduated. Instead, I had to listen to the assistant provost of who-gives-a-care spout a few of these lies. €……Read More
2022-07-09 01:00
1. Always pack a swimsuit. Always. 2. Make me rich and famous and then go away. 3. I don’t understand how a town can have a completely different feel to it a mere one or two streets ov… Read More
2022-07-08 01:00
Isn’t this true for all of us though? We want people to pay attention to us when the benefits outweigh the costs. And we want people to leave us alone when that’s reversed. It&rs&hell…Read More
2022-07-06 01:00
Feels like everything has been a lot lately. Nothing life-altering – simply way too busy. Have you ever felt like that? Work feels like too much, the house is a mess, there are a thous… Read More
2022-07-05 01:00
Here are Donald Miller’s 6 steps to giving a great presentation. 1. Identify a problem. 2. Propose a solution. 3. Give 3 steps from the problem to the solution. 4. Show the problems wi… Read More
2022-07-02 01:00
1. Staying in a $500-per-night rented cabin feels grungy and dirty. Staying in a $500-per-night hotel feels like luxury. 2. It’s all clearer when it’s over. 3. Why are simplicity… Read More
2022-07-01 01:00
If I had understood high school more, I would have gotten into a lot more trouble while I was there. 🤣 With a better understanding of college, I would have maybe gotten a different d… Read More
2022-06-30 01:30
Instabooks 364: oxford_uni The post Instabooks 364 appeared first on Sterling Terrell Read More
2022-06-28 01:00
Do you ever feel Either lost or sad or on The edge of greatness The post Either Lost Or Sad Or On appeared first on Sterling Terrell Read More
2022-06-28 01:00
I think parental shame is a despicable thing. As a parent, I want to point out – and not approve of a lapse in ethics. (I believe this is one of the fundamental responsibilities of par… Read More
2022-06-25 01:00
1. Beignets are sopapillas with powdered sugar on them, instead of honey. 2. The years are too few and, frankly, way too full of trouble. 3. Some dogs were just made for water. Some birds to… Read More
2022-06-24 01:00
I dislike things aging out. There’s a kind of beauty and sadness to watching things go from new and beautiful to old and worn. I’m not a fan of it in regard to people either, to… Read More
2022-06-23 01:00
The key for so many successful people I have found is to ship more projects. My favorite example is how this worked for Picasso. What if the key to all the success you ever wanted was shippi… Read More
2022-06-22 01:00
I can think of few other phrases that sum up the life of us little humans in a better way. We are few in days – and those days are full of trouble. I was reading this piece yesterday m… Read More
2022-06-18 01:00
1. There is nothing more disorienting for a child than walking through a spider web. I get it. 2. I think that it also might be true that you are funnier if people think you are funny to sta… Read More
2022-06-17 01:00
When creative forces converge on something you have done, you immediately know it. Or at least that is what I have been told… Sure, I have had minor hits and minor successes. A blog p… Read More
2022-06-16 01:00
Hmmm, 🤔 I’m curious how this works… How does being uncomfortable make things more funny? Maybe laughing is more contagious the closer you are to others? The humor spread… Read More
2022-06-14 01:00
Instabooks 363: theblottedpage The post Instabooks 363 appeared first on Sterling Terrell Read More
2022-06-12 01:00
Ok, so, I did a thing this weekend and created a Lubbock Jobs board: This is the culmination of a few things coming together at once. First, is my commitment to online experi… Read More
2022-06-11 01:00
1. When I see a 17-year-old driving a Range Rover it makes me want to vomit. 2. I made my first job board. 3. If it’s not strategic work, or its not creative work – for goodness… Read More
2022-06-10 01:00
All I want is shade From this sun and a cold drink Summer on the brink The post From This Sun And A Cold Drink appeared first on Sterling Terrell Read More
2022-06-09 01:00
So I read this post the other day about the phycology of when a midlife crisis hits. Many of the internal struggles (sometimes without realizing it) of this phase boil down to three realitie… Read More
Smoke Eaters
2022-06-08 01:00
Good grief why did I write this passage down? I think it was the reference to the smoke eaters on the ceilings of this club. I remember smoking cigars in college in a place like this. Them e… Read More
2022-06-07 01:00
The rules are written For the elite, see it and You can’t unsee it The post For The Elite See It And appeared first on Sterling Terrell Read More
2022-06-04 01:00
1. As a homeowner, I despise yard work and refuse to do it. I say call a lawn service or concrete it all in. 2. Plain and simple, you use what you know. I think the truth is that people fall… Read More
2022-06-03 01:00
I enjoyed this word from Austin Kleon to graduates. My three favorite takeaways? Experiment Do things for the fun of it Enjoy the freedom I would also add that graduates need to savor the da… Read More
2022-06-02 01:00
The best example of writing material is your own experience. I mean, you can write all kinds of hypothetical scenarios… But there is power in writing what you know from your perspecti… Read More
2022-06-01 01:00
The rule of I before E (except after C?) is one of the silliest “rules.” Mostly because it’s not true. I mean, why are we repeating this awful stuff to children. This is th… Read More
2022-05-31 01:12
My old depressed dog He silently sits and sleeps For I’m depressed too The post He Silently Sits And Sleeps appeared first on Sterling Terrell Read More
2022-05-28 01:00
1. Five-year-olds playing basketball for the first time are a perfect blend of beautiful innocence and dumpster fire. 2. Few can consistently be a top performer. (This is why champions repea… Read More
2022-05-27 01:00
Of course, you and I probably know of Martin Mull via his roles in the film Clue and the show Rosanne. Funny how many people that do X in Hollywood started out doing Y… I alternated o… Read More
2022-05-26 01:00
Save a lot – and live frugally. Simple enough… Start somewhere. Mr. Money Moustache to explain: The post Early Retirement In One Lesson appeared first on Sterling Terrell Read More
2022-05-25 01:00
It is not that being consistently good at something is hard. Being consistent with anything is difficult. Then when you add in performing at a certain level – well fugetaboutit…… Read More
2022-05-24 03:12
The last tear will fall And the last heart will weep when The son of man speaks The post And The Last Heart Will Weep When appeared first on Sterling Terrell Read More
2022-05-21 01:00
1. As an adult, you have to take the garbage out more than you would think. 2. I have a feeling that these transitions are not at all pleasant. 3. Being an adult is being tired 90% of the ti… Read More
2022-05-20 01:00
Crazy that lots of artists, writers, comics, and movie stars would probably describe themselves this way. Sure other people are around, but you don’t by and large collaborate with them… Read More
2022-05-19 01:00
The new world order is nothing but a reference to the shifting of economic powers. See, as nations rise and fall – through both internal and external conflicts – their ability to… Read More
2022-05-18 01:00
This is oddly how most all business transactions end, not just Hollywood. I had a similar experience in ghostwriting a book and potentially starting a mutual fund. I took the meetings, I exc… Read More
2022-05-17 01:00
Early morning light Coffee donuts and children Laughs, sugary bites The post Coffee Donuts And Children appeared first on Sterling Terrell Read More
2022-05-14 01:00
1. Too many people underestimate clarity as a persuasive tool. 2. Not even doing the Tonight Show is a “big break.” 3. Let my faith be more than words. 4. Dear bands, Please cont… Read More
2022-05-13 01:00
I can’t believe I stumbled across this video of the 1999 Caedmon’s Call Guild Concert online. I mean, wow, what a throwback. Because here is the thing… I was a senior in h… Read More
2022-05-12 01:00
I think that the funny thing about finally making it is that you don’t see it coming. See, success looks more like farming or laying bricks than it does winning the lottery. You don&rs&hell…Read More
2022-05-11 01:00
A phone call to you Thankful you are here to chat With, for no reason The post Thankful You Are Here To Chat appeared first on Sterling Terrell Read More
2022-05-10 01:00
If you ever want to quit because you think your goals are no longer possible, I want you to stop and watch the end of the 2022 Kentucky Derby. It is absolutely mind-blowing. Going into that… Read More
2022-05-07 01:00
1. If in business long enough, every successful businessman/woman will eventually own a bank, in part or in whole. 2. So you HAVE heard of me! 3. This baby screaming for “momma”… Read More
2022-05-06 01:30
Uh, yes, please. We need more of this sitting in front of cafe energy. More loafing at lunch. More wasting the afternoon in airports lost in thought and leisure. More going for six-mile walk… Read More
2022-05-05 01:00
Instabooks 362: fabriksen The post Instabooks 362 appeared first on Sterling Terrell Read More
2022-05-04 01:00
When work is daily Overwhelming and stressful Little else is fun The post Overwhelming and Stressful appeared first on Sterling Terrell Read More
2022-05-03 01:00
I am sorry, but if Elvis stopped backstage at my comedy show. Elvis stopped backstage: And spoke to me?! Even if he said I had an “oblique sense of humor,” I think my response wo… Read More
2022-04-30 01:00
1. A two-year-old is in the other room screaming after a nap. I offered to get her out of her bed – but I’m not mom – and she won’t have it. Mom’s not even in t… Read More
2022-04-28 01:00
Sitting on the bed With you, watching Tinker Bell Perfect afternoon The post With You Watching Tinker Bell appeared first on Sterling Terrell Read More

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