You've got a bluebird, don't you?
The BeagleSword of the day is
Sing in the rain.
Walk in the park.
Smell the roses.
Smaller cars can be fun.
“Change is inevitable,
growth is optional.”
– Walt Disney
On 10/20/08 11:27 AM, “J.D. Cave” wrote:
I'm sorry and I apologize. For the longest time, even until today, I was of the opinion that you used some of the Monday Morning Memos to advance your own cause. I thought, wrongly, that you just wanted to hawk Wizard Academy at times and pack the room with people who would applaud you and your work. My bad, as they say.
What I have now concluded is that you don't need the money, heck fire… you probably don't even want the money. What's happening here is a man who has “made it” and wants to share his knowledge and experiences with others to make their journey easier. Pointing out the rocks in the stream to others is very noble. You, sir, are to be applauded indeed. You could just as easily be vacationing for the rest of your life anywhere in the world you choose, perhaps even doing an occasional $25K per day stint to Anycity, USA (or around the world) to get re-energized. I suspect the southern part of Austin works just fine for both.
History shows us that great men and women who give of themselves are remembered and revered. I now think the name of Roy Hollister Williams will be added to the list. Please forgive my former skepticism.
PS. Yes, I have been to one of your sessions in Austin. Maybe I'll make the trip again someday.
I'm not sure what I did to make you feel I was insincere. (I can think of a thousand possibilities since I'm a man of many flaws. I just don't know which of them it was.) And I'm not sure what it was about the memo of October 20 that made you change your mind. But in any event, it takes a big person to keep an open mind and make a new decision, so thank you.
TANGENTIAL SUBJECT: Earlier this morning Pennie and I were talking about Joe Biden. I said Barack Obama made a wise choice. Pennie said Biden had a reputation for flip-flopping. This led to a discussion about words.
Conclusion: Another word for “flip-flopping” is “open-minded.”
When a person refuses to reconsider a previously-held position, is that person “stalwart” or “closed-minded?” These are the kinds of pointless questions that occupy my mind.
Yes, I understand how ridiculous I am.
We look forward to your next visit to Austin, J.D.
Thanks again for the note.
Roy H. Williams