Posts by Kurt Jones

A Tale of Two…

Earlier this week our oldest daughter came home for Spring Break. She got on an airplane in Chicago and roughly four hours later hopped into our car at the San Jose airport. Had she been driving, like we’ll do in May, it would have taken her 33 hours to travel the 2,163 miles. If she’d…

Cookies and Milk?

Share everything. Play fair. Don’t hit people. Clean up your own mess. Don’t take things that aren’t yours. Warm cookies and cold milk are good for you. Take a nap. Say you’re sorry when you hurt somebody. If these tidbits of wisdom sound familiar, it’s probably because they were taught to you at a young age.…

How’s your walk?

You can tell a lot about someone from the way they walk. The way you walk is something of an indicator as to your life story and your current state of mind – your age, health, mood, and tension level to name a few. Is someone skipping for joy, dragging in the dumps, in a…

Who is your favorite Superhero?

If you haven’t noticed, “Super Heroes” are extremely popular right now. I remember reading Superman comics when I was a kid, but that’s about it. The latest Marvel movie, “Infinity War” features 28 superheroes, but one expert estimates 15,000 characters in the Marvel universe alone. Overwhelming? Hardly. “Infinity War” is now one of just three…

Joy to the World!

The Christmas tree was lit, the tinsel was glistening, the presents were piled up under the tree. You got up early Christmas morning before everyone else was up and, oh so carefully, examining one particular present with your name on it. Although you were too afraid to unwrap it before you were supposed to, you…

Jar-Jar!?! Really?

Strengths Finder, Enneagram, DISC… all of these are tests designed to help understand yourself better. One of the most popular is the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI). Their website claims that over 153 million people have taken their test. (https://www.16personalities.com) You can take a short online test that will ask you a variety of questions and…

Have you misplaced something?

Two weeks ago I mentioned my propensity for misplacing items like my car keys, glasses, wallet, and phone. Sad but true, I do tend to leave these important items lying about in random places and then cannot find them afterwards. My excuse is that I can’t be bothered with trivia when my brain is working…

Taking out the trash

Several years ago, I listened to a conference speaker wax eloquent about the excitement of life as an “epic” adventure. In colorful language he described the thrill of storming castles, rescuing damsels in distress, and slaying dragons. It was amazing. After he finished, the next speaker came up and good naturedly asked, “And who takes…

New Series: How it Works

“How It Works” is a British TV show and magazine that explains how things operate and how they are made, things like batteries, ham, sushi, and rubber gloves. Even though we use or consume these items on a regular basis, most of us have no idea how or why they do what they do. Except…