Posted by Christofer French on Sep 26th, 2013 in World Affairs / History | 0 comments
The Fall of the State of Rome has become a Professor’s Book, a University Class, a Pondering of Philosophers, and we all seek to understand it when we speak of it. Rome’s Famous Fall is located around 476 AD. But there is one nation that did not fall around the same time. It was dispatched. Judea in 79 AD. Each is vastly different from the other. However, they share one common theme: The plundering of wealth and resources. They are both perfect examples of strangling governmental control plundering the economies and the people.
Rome did a “slow motion” self destruction....
Posted by Christofer French on Sep 20th, 2013 in "Unforced Error" - Take Heart. It's Why You're Here., Achievement / Success | 0 comments
“Unforced Error” – Take Heart. It’s Why You’re Here!
In Tennis it’s a term of art. The scorekeeper declares over the broadcast. “That’s 10 unforced errors in this match. The most he has had in so short a time!”
Not to get too technical, although the phrase is self descriptive, an “unforced error” is when – THROUGH NO PRESSURE FROM YOUR OPPONENT, you hit the ball long, or force it into the net, or completely miss the ball, embarrassing yourself, but alas. Making an “unforced error” is oh so human.
In baseball, errors are errors. No one feels good or even neutral, or...
Posted by Christofer French on Sep 13th, 2013 in Self Discovery | 0 comments
“I’m sorry, I’m so sorry”
This is Diplomacy 101. In the schoolyard, at the playground. That statement of “I am sorry” means at once — “Mea Culpa so please forgive me and let your wrath wane. It also carries an unstated plea that even if you were at fault too, I will be the one to patch this up. So, let’s both of us forgive each other.”
The beauty of this is that it works all the time on the schoolyard. But alas, we are on freeways, in offices, in bedrooms and caught in the complexity of our chaotic world. The oh so delicate process of talking about forgiveness...
Posted by Christofer French on Aug 31st, 2013 in Politics | 0 comments
The Brits. That’s right. The British Parliament would not “go along”with the Administration’s desire for support in Syria. People don’t realize the power, the karma, the absolute “Odds Against” that this represents. Only the French are with the U.S. What does that tell you?
If I were a superstitious person, I would say that this is almost a HEX.
The last time the Parliament said this kind of “NO” to a PM was when they were trying to drum up support to keep fighting those pesky rebellious American Revolutionaries. See? They knew!
The direct facts are simple, but...
Posted by Christofer French on Aug 30th, 2013 in Self Discovery, Sleep - Falling in Love with My Bed | 0 comments
Sleep – In my youth up until I was 16, I slept well. Close my eyes and wake up like a predictable machine. Then life happened. In my older years I have realized that my troubles with sleep indicated lots of negatives. Nervous, overwrought, obsessed with women, crazy about achievement, convinced that thinking a lot would benefit me, noticing an increase in energy when I did not sleep, catching up on no sleep with naps, on and on and on. My life’s struggles were summed up in the bed I was not in, because I was somewhere else. Living!!!
For you young ones, if you relate at all to my...
Posted by Christofer French on Aug 20th, 2013 in Family | 0 comments
By Christofer French
Honestly, I did not “DNA Meet 50 Grandparents”, but that is the shortest way to declare that I met the most surprising relatives in a new DNA search.
All of my life I have said, “Oh, I’m Irish and Northern European.” Well, yes, those are in there, but here’s the shocker. They are numbers 12 and 15 in emphasis. You won’t believe Numbers 1 and 2 and 3.
The Study of the Human Genome – The Amazing Project
Within a span of only 13 years, an amalgam of public and private researchers was able to successfully complete the Human Genome Project. Although these...