Entries by Rusty Lindquist

Standing out from the crowd

Let’s face it; we live in a world of “mass”.  Mass marketing, mass communication, massive options, massive competition… everywhere we turn there’s a massive host of alternatives.  But somehow, every so often, a leader emerges.  It’s someone who somehow figured out a way to do whatever it was remarkably better than everybody else.  Somehow they […]

The 3 D’s of Exalted Living

Decisions Determine Direction.  The point is that everything matters, even the small things. They matter to God (he’s Omnicaring), and it should matter to you, because every decision you make impacts the direction of your life. If, for instance, you’re heading on a course due north, in a perfectly straight line, and then you vary, if […]

Don’t stare in your rear-view mirror

Back when I was learning to drive, I had this really obnoxious drivers-ed instructor who would reach his hand out the open window and smack the roof of the car, sending you into severe shock and making you slam on the breaks.  Then he’d lecture you about paying attention to your surroundings, and looking in your rear-view […]

Staying in tune

Way back in high school, I drove this old (to put it mildly) Chevy pickup truck.  It was a couple shades of brown, and my friends and family called it “the log”.  It had true character though, and I drove it with love in my heart.  “Chicks dig it” I’d say, even though I’m pretty […]

Entropy – the most persistent of adversaries

Entropy.  It’s a concept that describes the natural deterioration of order.  It’s a process of degeneration that begins almost instantly, in almost everything. Buy something new and almost instantly it begins to show signs of being used (at least if you live in my house, with 6 kids).  Learn a whole bunch of things and […]

It is not the critic who counts

My father had a quote by Theodore Roosevelt framed and hanging on his office wall.  I memorized it early and reflect upon it often. “It is not the critic who counts, not the one who points out how the strong man stumbles, or how the doer of deeds might have done them better.  No, the […]