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An Era of Less

By Randy Mitchell, published on Apr 19, 2012

Look at this beautiful picture. Scan it hard. What do you see? The Space Shuttle Discovery being piggybacked to its final resting place inside the Smithsonian Museum in Washington D.C. You’re also flanked by the Capital Building, a symbol of American pride and strength showing the world that America is a land to be admired and revered. But, as I look, I see images of a country that isn’t looking to the future as a land of innovation, discovery, ingenuity, and aggressive growth. Instead, it’s pointing backwards, diving towards governmental control and socialistic programs. My point: We must... (more)

Tags: nasa, american politics, innovation, randy mitchell, space shutlle discovery, the space program, ingenuity, president kennedy

A President's Religion

By Randy Mitchell, published on Apr 12, 2012

As we head into General Election campaign mode with Mitt Romney driving toward becoming the Republican nominee, something which is unsurprisingly hitting the headlines fast and furious is discussions over his religious beliefs. Here’s my question: Should they really matter?

Mitt Romney is a Mormon. And in our land of religious freedom, he’s certainly entitled to his beliefs. I am a Christian, and what Mr. Romney believes is somewhat different than me. Truthfully, I don’t fully understand the teachings of the Mormon Church. But, that’s okay, because come November I won’t be casting my... (more)

Tags: christianity, god, presidents, randy mitchell, politics and religion, election 2012, u.s. presidents, spiritual beliefs, obama and god

Generosity Is Sexy

By Randy Mitchell, published on Apr 6, 2012

If you were like millions of others recently, your eyes probably darted to the television set sometime in the later evening hours while the Mega Millions jackpot was being drawn. After all, there were only around 650 million dollars up for grabs to the lucky winner(s), and mostly likely, visions of what you could do with all that free cash flew through your mind at super-light speed as the balls on the screen began to drop into their final resting places. Winning the lottery is one of our ultimate fantasies, a sudden life changer (for better or worse), and offers a unique blend of hope and... (more)

Tags: charity, money, giving, winning, randy mitchell, materialism, mega millions, lottery winners

Dangerous Ground

By Randy Mitchell, published on Mar 28, 2012

Human nature dictates we all love getting something for nothing. No matter if it’s hitting the sweepstakes jackpot, being picked for a job you really weren’t qualified for, scoring a free tank of gas with your next fill up at the local 7-Eleven, or a winning hand in Vegas, it’s in our genes from the moment we’re born till the day we die. But realistically, part of being a responsible adult knows what crosses the line between getting something for nothing, morally and legally, or the same abusively, therefore making others pay simply because a structure’s in place allowing some to walk through... (more)

Tags: illegal immigration, obama, randy mitchell, entitlement, free government entitlements, handouts, redistribution of wealth

Indulge Your Passions

By Randy Mitchell, published on Mar 20, 2012

In case you don’t recognize the man in the picture, he’s B.B. King, perhaps the most famous blues guitarist of our century.

I had the pleasure of seeing him perform during the 90’s in Washington D.C., and most recently here in Dallas a few weeks ago. He’s definitely slowed down some, lagging the aggressive and mesmerizing zip he once had (taking about 30 minutes to introduce his band). But, despite the fact that Mr. King is now well into his 80’s, thousands still flock to see him play every year looking to catch the wave of a living legend, still doing what he can to make us smile through... (more)

Tags: mental health, happiness, passion, randy mitchell, bb king, being passionate, living longer

Oil and Blood

By Randy Mitchell, published on Mar 13, 2012

So there I was, filling up my car, watching the digital numbers flying at warp speed inside the glass on the gas pump, and then cringing at the grand total when the trigger on the handle finally clicked. It wasn’t a good feeling; it made me angry, and caused me to become even angrier knowing that it didn’t have to be this way if only the folks in Washington would learn to do what’s best for the American people.

Look around. Most likely you’re sitting inside somewhere, taking a break from your everyday life, and giving me some much appreciated attention. The energy it’s taking to power... (more)

Tags: obama, politics, oil, alternative energy, randy mitchell, keystone pipeline, foreign energy dependence, green energy

Walking Away From Unhealthy Love

By Randy Mitchell, published on Mar 7, 2012

Most have experienced it: staying with the same person no matter how bad and unhealthy a relationship becomes, hoping against the odds that things will eventually get better allowing love to prevail. Some look to God, wish upon a star, or seek out and counsel with every psychologist around to heal the broken seams, replace bad with good, take another drink of love potion which brought bodies together in the first place, and inflame the sparks both felt while first meeting. But realistically, sometimes the right thing to do is walk away early on before you wake up one morning, aged, staring... (more)

Tags: love, relationships, respect, anger, trust, lust, infidelity, randy mitchell, true love, grudges

Crying For America

By Randy Mitchell, published on Feb 27, 2012

I usually don’t write about politics. Along with religion, it’s one of the most debated subjects we have as a people. No matter if you’re a democrat or republican, we all have our viewpoints. But, given the political year we’re all about to engage in, I felt it time to express my position of where I see America, as it currently stands. I realize many won’t agree here, but holding back hasn’t ever been my strongest trait.

America has become an extremely divided nation, and angrier. It’s now rich vs. poor, liberal vs. conservative, democrat railing against republican, black more hostile... (more)

Tags: obama, american politics, liberalism, americas future, randy mitchell, 2012 election, conservatism, presidential politics

The Balance Act of Finding Happiness

By Randy Mitchell, published on Feb 20, 2012

We all seek happiness: that wonderful, peaceful feeling when we believe our personal universal stars are meticulously aligned, giving us that oozing and satisfying feeling. It can be found everywhere, and can hit you when least expected, sending you soaring to new heights along your life’s super highway. Many of us think we know what will make us truly happy: that winning lottery ticket, a romantic relationship filled with never-ending butterflies, or perhaps becoming eye candy for paparazzi-infused photographers hanging on your every thought or gesture. Once again, we all think we know what... (more)

Tags: happiness, randy mitchell, whitney houston, matthieu ricard, positive thoughts, positive thinking thoughts

From Beginning To End

By Randy Mitchell, published on Feb 13, 2012

Writing can be extremely challenging. It can keep you from sleeping, eating, and being around people. It can cause you more stress than you can imagine when all you’re trying to do is produce a story which you love, and believe others will feel the same toward. You see, when you’re not writing just to please yourself, an audience of one, but to sell your story to the literary marketplace, it can quickly become one of the hardest actions you’ll ever do. You must be completely excited about the story, its characters, its places, sounds and energy; because if you don’t, others simply will not.... (more)

Tags: writing, randy mitchell, novels, creative writing process, writing novels, stories, the creative process.

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