Author Archives: Jim Edmonds

About Jim Edmonds

I am a husband, father, mentor, who once was a chemist turned physicist turned marketer turned executive turned missionary turned professor. And survived it all.

Let’s Eat Out Tonight

“Good food, good company, great listening music and a wonderful atmosphere.  You can’t ask for anything better.” ― Anthony T. Hincks My thoughts exactly.  Although I have found that it’s getting more difficult, primarily because of an increasingly common phenomenon: a very … Continue reading

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The Tourist’s Dilemma

“A good seaman weathers the storm he cannot avoid, and avoids the storm he cannot weather” – Unknown There was a town, of no small size, that was located by the sea. There were merchants, craftsmen, tradesmen, and, as you can … Continue reading

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‘Tis the Season

“Buy, Baby, Buy” (No, that’s not Buy Buy Baby©) We are fast approaching the 2018 holiday season, when for decades the emphasis in America has been increasingly more on shopping than on thanksgiving, reflection, contemplation, and relationships. It’s been a slow … Continue reading

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My, That’s Interesting!

“Be willing to step outside your comfort zone once in a while; take the risks in life that seem worth taking.  The ride might not be as predictable if you’d just planted your feet and stayed put, but it will … Continue reading

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Music – Expressing What Cannot Be Said

“If Music is a Place — then Jazz is the City, Folk is the Wilderness, Rock is the Road, Classical is a Temple.” ― Vera Nazarian Realistically speaking, my exposure to music began in an odd way.  In the late 1940s my … Continue reading

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Life in the Time of Postmodernism

“(It) may be the most loathed concept ever to have emerged from academia” – Aaron Hanlon A right nice recommendation, one might say.  Even the title of this recent article from Quartz, “Everyone hates postmodernism – but that doesn’t make … Continue reading

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When Truth Isn’t Truth

“This is going to become a bad meme.“ – Chuck Todd (NBC interview) A bad meme, indeed.  It’s bigger, way bigger than that.  On the good side, the meme throws a spotlight on the fact that we really do live … Continue reading

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