My distractions


Choose to Act

written by on 2023-09-20

The most difficult thing is the decision to act. The rest is merely tenacity. Amelia Earhart more


written by on 2023-09-17

When tragedies strike: Prayer isn't all we do, but it is the first thing we do. Core values: The Beautitudes are the 8 core values on what it means to be a Christian Forgiveness Grieving Verse: Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comfo... more


written by on 2023-09-05

Quotes that sum it up for me: Minimalist means less. But best. Minimalism is not about having nothing, it's about not having junk that serves no purpose. Three Laws of Minimalism: If an object is not useful, it should be removed. If an object's f... more

Books to Understand the World

written by Matthew Rensberry on 2023-08-29

Booklist: Books to Understand the World Here are books I've read that I think would make a good educational background to learn how the World works (in both good and bad ways): The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Relig... more


written by on 2023-08-20

Core Values The Beautitudes are the 8 core values on what it means to be a Christian Forgiveness Verse Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Matthew 5:3 Notes: Acceptance is the precursor to Forgiveness Forgiveness ... more

Rest for Meaning and Purpose

written by on 2023-08-20

From a random Sunday: It's in rest we find meaning and purpose Let yourself rest and your mind wander Unplug. Let us not fall to the tyrant of urgency "Beware of the barrenness of a busy life" Socrates more

Aim for Liberty

written by Mathew Rensberry on 2023-08-15

"A society that aims for equality before liberty will end up with neither equality nor liberty; and a society that aims first for liberty will not end up with equality, but it will end up with a closer approach to equality than any other system. ... more

Break with Conventional Wisdom

written by on 2023-07-26

From the book: Untruth: How The Conventional Wisdom is (Almost Always) Wrong. The author's thesis: People and organizations with an “agenda” often create problems that are either exaggerated or not problems at all. The solutions policymakers give... more

Rubik Musings

written by Matthew Rensberry on 2023-07-20

The joy in life isn't always just to put things in order, but also finding ways to reorganize and find solutions outside the box. A solved cube: Checkerboard pattern: Center square pattern: Checkerboard with Center square changed: The word "HI": ... more

Understanding people

written by Matthew Rensberry on 2023-06-04

To understand the man you have to know what was happening in the world when he was 20. -Napoleon (supposedly said) more