Having my wits about me and remembering the memory card makes it so much easier to capture the morning. Happy Columbus Day, by the way. I am old-fashioned, I get that for sure, but I like to remember old Chris just the same.
It’s not so much what he did on October 12, 1492 that impresses me, although that is notable. It is what he did on August 3, 1492 that is impressive. Having the courage to not only follow your convictions but to put everything you have – including your life – into a conviction, now that is impressive.
When he stepped off that perfectly good continent onto the deck of a scrawny little sailboat, he made a decision. He followed through with his convictions. That took some real doing, in my book.
There was no opt-out clause, no Restore button, no 1-800-Iam-lost number he could call. Never believe the skeptics.
For instance, there were people who never would have believed that anyone could waterski on the millpond.
Good thing Ted, Half, Jack and Cliff never listened to them. They might have removed the big branches and avoided the bigger mossy spots, but they certainly would not listen to the skeptics.
Take the Pat Tillman – Mike O’Callaghan Bridge. Skeptics came out of the woodwork on that, for sure. Too high, too costly, not necessary yada yada – yet today this bridge cuts the time of driving to Arizona to buy a lottery ticket by an hour – if you factor in the return trip.
As final proof that you should never listen to skeptics, I’ll leave you with NASA and their driving need (ahem) to find a new place to drive their four-wheelers. It is certain that skeptics came out of the swamp to say they could not drive their four-wheelers on the moon.
No gas? No problem – take a Tesla equivalent because they wouldn’t be caught dead driving a Prius on the moon. No toy-hauler? Leave it to LEM, the grand-daddy of toy haulers.
As you can see, helmet laws do save lives.
Just say NO to skeptics – enjoy Columbus Day.