The Quality of your Enemies

My hero was and still is the defeater of evil dragons and all sorts of hideous monster types. I had a few dragons appear yesterday in various forms but I no longer always want to destroy them or engage them at all. Sometimes I tease them and other times want to just send them off on their merry way. The deceptive nature of some dragons and monsters no longer interest me. So I say on occasion to them, “Go in peace. But please, just go.” I now crave noble opponents. You can judge a man by the quality of his enemies I am convinced. I thought of Santiago’s great marlin in Hemingway’s The Old Man and the Sea and my own similar venture on the sea of irony.

Tom as Mark Twain

Tom as Mark Twain

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Silence and Mr. Carpenter

As a boy I spent many hours in the woods alone. It is a joy to enjoy your own company and equal bliss to listen to the sights and sounds of nature the language of God. The passing of Scott Carpenter reminds me of the fascination of every boy in the early 1960’s with those wonderful astronauts who experienced the silence of space and the blessing of looking at our big blue green ball floating along in the sea of dark silence. Nothing is actually something and silence is actually the prevailing sound of the universe.

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Man of Steel & The Superpower called GUT FEELING

I am seeing the new Superman on Imax this afternoon and look forward to the use of superpowers to defend the world but also the power of reason and choice to protect & defend the soul of an individual seeking to know himself. The overt can often mask the sublime. Watch and listen to others but also to the voice within.

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Stardust Steady States and Excellent Chianti

Circumstances are not happy or unhappy. People are. Work toward happiness as much as you can. If I am happy here, Paradise should be a cakewalk. The clinking of metaphorical wineglasses like the ringing of the bell at George Bailey’s Christmas celebration confirms the excellence of a fine cosmic Chianti.

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Summertime Entrepreneur Schedule

Coffee @ 6 am
Pray Meditate Read Something hang with the cats
Work my ass off 7-6/ Get my 10,000 steps in
Cocktail hour 6:15 pm
Fire up the grill 7pm
Kick back/ catch up on emails 8 pm
sleep like a log 10 pm

*schedule subject to change upon a minutes notice/ phone call/text message/ or email
** bag semi-packed to head to airport or rental car counter on very short notice

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Having (and being) a guest

I stay at the nearest hotel when visiting friends and family. I put my guests up at a hotel when they visit me. I have plenty of room but have plenty of Hilton and Holiday Inn Points so works out fine. Even if I pay. A special rate. small price to pay. Love dinner guests, cocktail guests, and sitting around the firepit guests>but find everyone likes their own space and have their own quirks. Make the bed? Don’t make the bed? Strip the sheets? What about the towels? Oops! got a little plug in the Johnny. I thought every head had a vent fan. Aw snap! Broke the little knick knack thingy. Sure your kids can play with my autographed football and no problem they are rubbing off YA Tittle’s autograph.

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ME, CEO

“You are a corporation of ONE. Run your company like a good CEO. It is not greedy to have self-love. It is natural. And when you love yourself first, take stock in it (preferred shares of course), then full of that love, you are able to give the overflow to others. The same applies to wealth. Once you have some, then you can share it by buying the goods and services that others have to sell.”

Excerpt From: Peter “Otto” Abeles, Tom “Hickey” Hicks & Rodney “Clyde” Pickel. “OTTO, THE MAN AT THE WHEEL: 80 Long Years to Learn 40 Short Lessons.” BookLocker.com, Inc., 2012-02-01. iBooks.

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Sticky Note Philosophy

An entrepreneur sees almost instant results from his choices. There’s no hiding or ducking the outcome. Years of practiced thinking have paid off. Second guessing rarely does.

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Desktop Yoga

I think therefore I am -Descartes
I buy therefore I owe
therefore I sell-
Tom Hicks BIZ Philosophy 101

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Dual ID

We are old and young at once, alive and dead at the same time…
Never get caught in that time machine without your seatbelt…

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