Owl Art and Wisdom Quotes

Owls appeal to me, because they have been used to symbolize wisdom for centuries.

The doorstep to the temple of wisdom is a knowledge of our own ignorance.  (Benjamin Franklin)

Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.  (Thomas Jefferson)

The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.  (Socrates)

 

Personal Failure – Teenager Communication

The other day, I realized I was failing to communicate with Gwen.  It was my own fault.  I forgot to place myself in her shoes.  I forgot how I felt when I was about to graduate high school and go out into the real world.  I forgot how scary it can be.

I decided I needed to smack myself in the head.  I have a PhD in communication, yet I failed to utilize my own knowledge and skills.

Sometimes I wonder about myself…

Albert Einstein Extraordinary Life Lessons

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The book “Albert Einstein – Extraordinary Life Lessons That Will Change Your Life Forever” is rather short, but it is full of good information.  The book discusses a few of Einstein’s most famous quotes.  It also uses lessons from his life as an example for how to improve your own life.  One of the main topics in the book is how to turn knowledge into wisdom and then how to use that wisdom in an efficient manner.

I really enjoyed the book and would highly recommend it.

I give this book an A-

 

Sharks are Misunderstood

I think sharks are misunderstood.  They are not mindless killing machines, they are actually very fascinating creatures.

  • The smallest species of shark is the Pale Catshark, and it only grows to eight inches in length.
  • The largest species of shark is the Whale shark, which can grow to 75 feet long.
  • The skeleton of a shark is not made of bone, instead it is make of cartilage.
  • Sharks are saltwater fish; however, the Bull Shark is capable of living in freshwater and saltwater.
  • The sharks skin is so rough that it has been used as sandpaper.
  • Sharks have small holes around their head that can detect electrical fields in the water.  This allows the shark to locate prey, even if they cannot see it.  It also explains why sharks have been known to attack metal objects, which give off a weak electrical field.

The more I learn about sharks, the more impressed I become.  They truly are fascinating creatures.