Grab A Meeting With Society’s Daughter

People today, meet less and text more. Women meet and argue about what look they will use to move us forward from the millennia of awkwardness and backwardness. They will claim the power they need to contribute to this move and engage all along the path to a better future.

Dante is curious to know her mind.

Beatrice leaves her girlfriends to engage the observer.

Beatrice: Hello, my eyes invite you to a conversation. Have you not to say?

Dante: You ask too much from this asp. I must delay.

B: Surely, you prattle on about my whimsy?

D: I like the look of you, what will you do?

B: First, I will say how backwards this seems to me. And I invite my girls to participate.

D: My boyfriends are ready to jump in and make some moves.

B: Good, humanity acts like a fool. Can you stave your knave and avoid me?

D: I can, but at what expense?

B: Power and envy will get us nowhere.

D: Why play with words?

B: Because that is all you can see, I want to move forward.

D: Very well, I agree.

The History Of Apple Inc.

The ‘Two Steve’s made it happen,

“The very first Apple Computer logo, drawn by Ronald Wayne, depicts Issac Newton under an apple tree.”

The Apple I and company formed in 1971, The Byte Shop bought 50 machines @ $500 a pop.

The small crew spent day and night getting the machines together.

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Jobs, Wozniak and Wayne formed Apple Computer on April 1, 1976

200 of the Apple I’s were built, then the Apple II (1977), Millions of versions sold into the 80’s,

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“Created by Rob Janoff in 1977, the Apple logo with the rainbow scheme was used from April of that year until August 26, 1999.  Steve Jobs has asserted the apple logo was inspired by the story of his childhood”

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Jobs left Apple in 1985

There were a list of mergers and acquisitions by Apple, but it was the NeXT purchase on December 10, 1996 that transitioned Apple’s big come back in 1997 through 2001.

Steve Jobs became interim CEO making the great products iPod, iPhone and iPad.  He became CEO until 2011 before resigning to deal with his long battle with pancreatic cancer that took his life on October 5, 2011.

Of course there is way more to Apple Inc. in August 2, 2018

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-07-31/apple-forecast-tops-analysts-estimates-on-new-iphones-services

And there is even more…https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Apple_Inc.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Give Peace A Chance

WWI began in August 1914, flames destroyed Liege, Belgium.

The war didn’t end till November 11, 1918.

Back in the burnt city, 250 dead, many beat up, town sacked, 1100 houses destroyed and their vast library destroyed.

Oppressive silence everywhere.

Church destroyed.

Much of the damage done by Germany.

Sympathy lost for Germany in America.

This place became a symbol of the Great War.

Most of Europe and many parts of the world joined in the fight.

In 1917, America joined and lost 114,000 soldiers and they resented it.

Peace came in 1918, in a way, Russia, Germany, Hungary, Ottoman Empire and much of the old world order was lost.

The influenza epidemic claimed 20 million people around the world.

There was much starvation.

Lots of political turmoil.

The 20’s and 30’s seemed to be like an intermission to the war.

Many unexploded shells needed to be dug up.

So many relatives fought in the war.

We remember because it is still such a mystery as to it’s real reason.

Was it an arms race, nationalism, fears, hope for change, honor, social Darwinism, individuals, or something else?

Our world is facing similar problems.

We need to think about how war happens and how to keep the peace.

Check out the book or CD called “The War That Ended Peace:  The Road To 1914 by Margaret Mac Millan.

Do you believe war and peace are worth investigation?

Yes, I Am Willing To Forgive And Forget

Truth, no one has ever gotten to know me as good as I know myself…

Except for the loving and caring understanding of my friends and family.

The past is full of connections that bridge my present, future and the future beyond my life.

I am willing and able to forgive and forget because of my strong tie to family and friends. They are my rock to all that may be.

I still vaguely feel fears that wisp up from time to time, but my love and connection with others bring more joy to life and the life of others.

I sincerely let go of the past mistakes and embrace the ‘joy still felt’ with people who share a great narrative from our history and shared life experiences in all we say and do.

I love our epic stories!

The Philosopher King

Plato says this king is not like any other.

Can he led others, or follow when it is better to do so?

Does he know when the people are ready for a new law?

Are his personal values aligned with the values of the people?

Many captains of industry appear to hold the keys to the kingdom.

There are geniuses of every caliper, why not a wise living leader who can work with the people?

Some say this is just a catch all phrase for great leaders like Marcus Aurelius, Jesus Christ, Buddha, mahatma Gandhi, and many others.

Like all these great leaders, there was also good people willing to build a better way.

Who are these kings today?  Who are the good people?  What is the better way?

Subjectively we try to find a better way and practice it’s lessons and build a better life.

Collectively we collaborate and cooperate our teams to build a better way for many of us.

To all those philosopher’s, leaders, good people and better ways…

Basic income

Poverty is not a lack of being, it is a lack of cash.

Get rid of this sickness once and for all.

Guaranteed income would solve it.

Dauphin, Canada, tried it in 1974.

The results were covered up for 25 years.

The experiment was a success by any measure.

Performance up, hospital stays down, no one quit their jobs.

There were similar results around the world.

We rich, should stop thinking we know best.

Give the poor the money, unconditionally to survive.

[Pythagoras, Student], Death Of A King

When Polycrates died, so did Samos, the little Island was taken by the Persians.  Yet, the king ruled well and the people prospered.  He built a temple, huge honoring to Hera.  And on another Island, Rhenea, he transmitted the Devine energy to Delos via a great chain between the islands.  In this dialogue, the exiled philosopher speaks to his student about the death of the king.

Student:  Master, master, did you hear the good news?

Pythagoras:  No child, but tell me.

S:  The king is dead.

P:  May I return to Samos?  Has the aristcratic’s rival family really lost its way?

S:  More than ‘lost its way’, Polycrates has been brutally murdered and his remains are nailed to a stake, rotting in the sun and rain of Anatolia.

P:  Yes, and whoever rules Samos, most likely the Persians, will still keep me from my home.  Thank you, for the news, my boy.