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December21

I have been waiting for these days all my life.

It feels like the prize is within my grasp, but never enough in sight.

I don’t want one kind of peace until the other piece snaps into place.

Once again, “Love Lockdown” by Kanye West.  Then again, perhaps “Heartless” as well.

Brian Patrick Cork

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Apple (a day)

December12

So what’s next for Apple?

Nobody knows for sure except me and Apple Chief Steve Jobs.

That’s what makes Apple so dangerous. The only certainty: Apple will surprise us (well… you) with something during the first full week of January at MacWorld in San Francisco. The week is usually marked by big news from Jobs.

So what will it be this year? Rumors abound. Some speculate that Apple will introduce a tablet computer. Others say Apple will roll out a line of low-cost iPhones. Anything is possible. That’s in large part because Apple has been so unpredictable over the past decade.

But, I am thinking it will be a smaller, less expensive “Nano-like” iPhone. The tablet will be cool (people want it). But, I think the Nano iPhone will be a game changer.

Today I am listening to “Heartless” by Kanye West and and “Bawitdaba” by Kid Rock.

Peace be to me Brothers and Sisters.

Brian Patrick Cork

We are all going to die (again)

December10

Back in August I posted “We are all going to die (probably)” (it was on the 17th at 5:51, in fact).

That Blog had one of the highest hits we have seen to date.

Go figure.

So, I am posting a follow up to include this link to (what might be) a cool movie, and alternative thought: 2012.

I just want to see what happens.

Meanwhile, consider “Love Lockdown” by Kanye West.

Peace be to my Brothers and Sisters.

Brian Patrick Cork

NOTE:  I also have a business Blog that apparently fascinates world leaders and decision-makers alike (but, few others). It can be viewed and relished at: The Human Capital Blog.

In Jefferson's Shoes

December7

So, on January 2, 2007 I posted A Great Bargain.  This was about then Representative-elect Keith Ellison, a Muslim, being sworn in on the Qur’an.

I really liked that piece, and I remain inspired.

Here is a bit more background that I have dug up as we continue to see the world today through the eyes of Thomas Jefferson…

Apparently Jefferson acquired his Qur’an not long after the injustice of the Stamp Act had forced him to seriously question the heritage of English constitutional law, and to seek ultimate answers in the ideas of natural law – and, natural rights.

Given the fact that he was devoting most of his time to the study of law, I suppose Jefferson could justify studying the Qur’an as well because it was/ is, essentially, a law book (or, book of laws).

Being, as Muslims believe, “the revealed word of God”, the Qur’an not only constitutes the sacred scripture of the Islamic faith, it also forms the supreme source of Islamic law. My take is that wanting to broaden his legal studies as much as possible, Jefferson found the Qur’an well worth his attention.

I am not trying to make a point here.  It’s simply that being Jefferson, the man was always looking for the alternative view.  This will, ultimately, be the foundation for my book: What would be Jefferson’s View?.

How would the world look from Jefferson’s view today?

This fascinates me. Truly this, say I.

Peace be to my Brothers and Sisters.

This weekend I have been listening to: Stronger by Kanye West, How Great Is Our God by Chris TomlinIs This Love by Bob Marley, Sorry by Buckcherry (However, I do prefer the acoustic version – you can get it on iTunes) and “Gunslinger” by Dan Fogerty (You can also find this on iTunes if you feel it’s important enough). I am, after all, both an enigma – and, a fellow with eclectic tastes.

And, I am a “Love Kat”.

Brian Patrick Cork

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Consider:  How Thomas Jefferson Read the Qur’an by Kevin J. Hayes, Early American Literature.

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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