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Brian Patrick Cork is living the Authentic Life
Browsing Doors

just how deep is the Abyss?


So… I’ve been  advised that one can walk away from a family sur name for less than $19.95. You don’t even need a lawyer. Seriously… You can apparently, and easily, access such diabolical documents over the internet.

Some times, more often than not, I might submit that the internet is a portal to the pits of hell. More on that later – else I run the, not unusual, risk of digressing and distracting from another point.

I suppose the story is more complicated. And there are too many ironies behind this post for even me to explore, today.

But there you have it, reader, one of those twists life cruelly offers us. Some expected and girded for. Others with no hopes for such largesse.

I don’t believe that I’ve realized agony like this since I watched Mom fade to black, while in the grips of cancer; dragged into the abyss, unaware that I was holding her hand; and, likely uncaring.

I’ll run far later today. Just to be numb. And, pray for the pain. At least I can make that stop with some element of my will. Another Kobayashi Maru?

I’ll likely refer to Dante’s Inferno, seeking some insight. The Bible rarely works for me.

Meanwhile, I’m listening to Ralph Kirshbaum’s Suite No. 1 in G Major, BMV1007, V. Menuet 1 and 2. And, Sia’s Sunday (mostly because it’s so damn self-indulgent).

On a positive note, I’m taking Haley Anne (thirteen) to the Black Eyed Peas concert at Phillips Arena tonight. It’s lost on her, for the moment, but I think it’s cool that we like a lot of the same music.

So, I’ll also be listening to selections of their work through the day as well.

Peace be to my Brothers and Sisters.

Brian Patrick Cork

positioning statement


nick, brian v., aaron, george and drew…

What do you BELIEVE?

Peace be to my Brothers and Sisters.

Brian Patrick Cork

rules a view?


window-in-venice-by-brian-corkI did promise to offer up select examples of doors, windows and portals (mostly on Mondays  – unless I forget).

While running, cycling or driving, I often ponder what may be happening behind all those many doors and windows.

Brian Patrick Cork



Its not about me; it’s about what I do.

I ask only that I keep meeting the right people, every day.  Its what I do, and then it’s about what I want to reflect.  

I have the perfect path; and, will keep raising my hand to help everyone else find their way.

In any event, when I am seeking answers for moving forward, I find the wisdom I need rooted in the past. So, consider these views around resolutions – New Year, or otherwise:

“The object of a New Year is not that we should have a new year. It is that we should have a new soul and a new nose; new feet, a new backbone, new ears, and new eyes. Unless a particular man made New Year resolutions, he would make no resolutions. Unless a man starts afresh about things, he will certainly do nothing effective. Unless a man starts on the strange assumption that he has never existed before, it is quite certain that he will never exist afterwards. Unless a man be born again, he shall by no means enter into the Kingdom of Heaven.” – G. K. Chesterton

And then, of course we must add for good and equal measure…

“Yesterday, everybody smoked his last cigar, took his last drink and swore his last oath. Today, we are a pious and exemplary community. Thirty days from now, we shall have cast our reformation to the winds and gone to cutting our ancient shortcomings considerably shorter than ever.” – Mark Twain 

About three years later, the same sage went on to say:

New Year’s Day… now is the accepted time to make your regular annual good resolutions. Next week you can begin paving hell with them as usual.” 

Pick your path, and stay true to it.

“Let it Rock” by Kevin Rudolph and Lil Wayne. Its a terrific running song. And, it makes you think (well… me any way).

blue-windows-red-wall2Something (possibly different)…  As many of you know, I am fascinated by doors, portals, arches, etc.  So, I may be sharing examples of such things as I come across them. Feel free to send me your own favorites.  I think it’s a Jim Morrison thing (as in The Doors “Break On Through To The Other Side”). Here are windows that inspire me to wonder what is happening – or, has occurred (yet to occur?) on the other side. 

By the way… It’s fun being me when you can indulge a stream of consciousness that includes such diverse schools of thought that integrate Chesterson’s views on Christianity, Mark Twain and his celebration of the deviant – and, Jim Morrison and his drug-influenced musical poetry.

Peace be to my Brothers and Sisters.

Brian Patrick Cork

What’s All This About?

"What am I looking at?", you might wonder.

Lots of stuff.

Meanwhile, here, I discuss events, people and things in our world - and, my (hardly simplistic, albeit inarticulate) views around them.

You'll also learn things about, well, things, like people you need to know about, and information about companies you can't find anywhere else.

So, while I harangue the public in my not so gentle way, you will discover that I am fascinated by all things arcane, curious about those whom appear religious, love music, dabble in politics, loathe the media, value education, still think I am an athlete, and might offer a recipe.

All the while, striving mightily, and daily, to remain a prudent and optimistic gentleman - and, authentic.

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