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from whence our Inspiration?

January9

“I tell you, open your eyes and look at the fields! They are ripe for harvest.”

John 4:35

There is a hapless fellow in our community that came to me because he wanted a job. I asked him what he envisioned as his career-path over the next five years.

However, he was not interested in coaching, and only wants a: “job that pays [him] enough to go on missions and lets [him] retire at fifty-five”.

In the absence of that, he asked if I would be interested in giving him money for a Ministry that connected people in China and taught them how to play golf. I was, admittedly, skeptical, and, instead invited him to drive around Alpharetta with me to pick up bags of clothes for kids that, for example, don’t have matching shoes. NOTE: This is an effort underway through one of our Shocker Mom’s, Mary Guthrie.

He was not interested, some how, in that opportunity.

I can’t be certain from whence these people come from. But, come they do. And, I find myself drawing inspiration, of sorts, from them.

As readers of this Blog, for example, know, I’ve long evaluated many religions, and draw my actions from many of them. The Christian Bible offers that quote above from the book of John. And, it’s a reminder that, perhaps we need to be open-minded from whence we draw our inspiration, and to keep our eyes open, for all manner of opportunity.

I say this, in part, because opportunity abounds today. A current theme of my Blog, of late, has been commodities-centric. Good and bad, success and failure, are all relative. One mans misfortune may be at the hands of another’s great hopes and efforts. An example is a new “home” that was a recent short-sold house, or that purchased after a foreclosure. Of course war, and competition are other examples.

In any event, the imposing image of the above pictured canine offers critical perspective in terms of how we can see the world around us, and how we treat and relate to the gifts around us.

Pick your battles carefully. Seek truth and light. Serve where you can. Be an example.

Peace be to my Brothers and Sisters.

Brian Patrick Cork

Disclaimer: Obviously, the animal pictured above is not Rowdy – and, that is certainly  no sofa I’d have in my possession (at least in this decade).

coolest dog Ever

August20

By ever popular demand, a quick update on Rowdy.

Rowdy is now six months old. He weighs-in at fifty-nine lbs. This probably makes him a bit light for his breed at this age. We think he might hit seventy five lbs. But, he is lean and strong. I should also add that he appears to be quite happy, content – and, certainly confident and self-absorbed (not sure where he gets the inspiration around that last trait).

Those that might qualify as authorities on such topics opine that Rowdy is going to make a very fine “Courser”. This, of course, requires unusual intelligence, speed and agility.

Rowdy is my buddy. He is pictured above riding shotgun in my (big black bad-ass) truck.

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Peace be to my Brothers and Sisters.

Brian Patrick Cork

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the continuing adventures of Rowdy!

May11

Rowdy is now twelve weeks old, and has become a critical part of the brian cork experience at our offices in Alpharetta.

Rowdy is a Big Boy!

Rowdy is a Big Boy!

Unlike most Rhodesian Ridgbacks (but, certainly like any Cork), he greets all visitors with cautious optimism.

He is projected to hit 85lbs to 95lbs.

He will also bless you with mangled shoe laces or tassels (this reflecting my own disdain for the corporate uniform) with no hint of prejudice for black or brown leather. It should also be noted that he demonstrates nothing short of total dominance over his “boofy” (stuffed German Shepherd, naturally).

Each morning, after his “other business”, he eagerly breaches all portals to gain entry. He then snatches up his boofy for a quick and frantic scouting of the premises before settling in at my feet for a days work (and periodic play at any given opportunity).

Peace be to my Brothers and Sisters.

Brian Patrick Cork

Rowdy is Home

April12

Rowdy Taking a NapRowdy is now home and officially a Cork.

Emma Jo has, and rightfully so, pointed out that Rowdy is a “Holiday Dog”. He was born on Valentines Day, and came home on Easter Sunday.

And, in general, today has been a good day.

Peace be to my Brothers and Sisters.

Brian Patrick Cork

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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.

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