In 1963, when he first made his presentation to the New York Academy of Sciences, Edward Lorenz was literally laughed out of the room. His theory, called the butterfly effect, stated that a butterfly could flap its wings and set air molecules in motion that, in turn, […]
I was driving in a not-so-great part of town one Saturday morning when I made eye contact with him – a homeless black man wearing far too many clothes for an already humid summer morning. He was sitting in front of an abandoned furniture store, and as I passed him by he looked directly […]
The choices we make about the lives we live determine the kinds of legacies we leave.
~ Tavis Smiley
Driving along a lonely two-lane road in the middle of Nowhere, Tennessee, I spotted a small, fenced-in cemetery randomly placed in the middle of […]
The thing about childhood is that you don’t know how special it is until it’s over.
~ Billy Coffey
When I was twelve years old I decided it was time – time to see just how far Stretch Armstrong could stretch. I tied his rubbery arm to a fence in our back […]