Tag Archives: Doubt

This Year I’m Not Going to Take Daylight Savings Time Laying Down

October 25th, 2009

It’s late on October 31, 2009.  Daylight Savings Time is scheduled to end at 2 AM.  I’ve decided to throw my own “Tea Party.”  For me, however, the “T” equals “Time.”  What I’m getting at is that I am refusing to go along changing time again.  It wrecks havoc with my sleep and personal time-space continuum.  More importantly, it makes me feel that my individualism is being tramped upon by collectivist bureaucratic hegemony.  I just won’t have it. So, this year, my various clocks and timepieces are staying put.  One problem is that the time shown on my iPhone adjusted… READ MORE ›

In Praise of Doubt

July 31st, 2009

Has doubt been maligned? Doubt is typically associated with problems like indecisiveness and procrastination.  Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder is known as “The Doubting Illness.”  Politicians who show doubt are said to be “Waffling or Flip- Flopping.”  Would you hire a CEO or draft an athlete that is riddled with “doubts”?  A “Doubting Thomas” is someone lacking faith.  Shakespeare’s Prince Hamlet doubts the value of life-“To be, or not to be.”  These are not exactly words that connote positive leadership qualities. If there are so many clinical, professional, and literary examples of how doubt is considered undesirable, then what could possibly be praiseworthy… READ MORE ›