I am fascinated by the stories that define the very edges of our humanity. Stories and circumstances can push us beyond our limitations to achieve great things, like George Washington, Ghandi, or Nelson Mandella. Or, on the other side, dire situations and out-of-balance values can drive us to perform terrible acts, like Hitler or Charles Manson.
These are the stories I need to explore to better understand the world. During the day, I manage a wonderful team of production operators in the high-tech industry. At night, I write in my mountain home in Colorado, where I live with my Sweet Bride and our anxious cat, Lili'uokalani (the last queen of Hawaii).
I'm intrigued by how decisions, sometimes very small ones, can have far reaching consequences. I'm also intrigued by how, when we are in the throws of those consequences, we fail to understand how the simple decision, or indecision, created reality.
After four hours of carrying the banner at the head of the three ox-drawn carts, ten-year-old Yishak made his first of three fatal errors. He put the banner down.