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Showing posts from May, 2013

Start Something. Or Walk Away.

How does one start something?

Let's say you have an idea.  It's a great idea.  This is the kind of thing that keeps you up at night.  The very thought of doing this charges your spirit, animates your mind, and makes you feel like you have a purpose.  Your idea may be something someone else has already done, but not in the way you've thought of.
When I was a kid, I thought it would be a good idea if car manufacturers would program their brake lights to strobe 2 or 3 times, very rapidly, whenever someone stepped on the brake pedal.  I wasn't old enough to drive yet, but I know how people can sometimes space out when they're doing a mundane, routine thing, such as driving the same route to work, to school, to church, or to a friend's house.  Spacing out while the car is rolling isn't uncommon, and I knew this from having watched both of my parents drive over countless hours from the front seat.  Anyway, the thought was that if a car's brake lights strobed …