Richard Craver

Musings about this world, and the world to come.

Archive for the 'Wisdom' Category

The Idiot Whisperer – Part 3

I’m impatient, it’s no secret. Most of my life is being on a mission of some sort and I’m continually frustrated by hindrances to my progress. I attribute much of this to the way I work, I’m strictly commission paid. If I don’t produce I don’t get paid. I quickly became my own efficiency authority, […]

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Creating (or escaping) A Sick System

This is a blog post from http://issendai.livejournal.com that I found some years ago, it fit to a “T” the workplace I was in at the time, a sick system, bordering on a Dark Triad, that I left after 19 years. It was painful for awhile, but one of the best moves of my life. I go […]

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Does Quality Work Mean Anything Anymore?

Decades ago, I suppose I was a pre-teen because I remember listening to my Dad and not rolling my eyes, my Dad was talking to me about work ethic. I remember him telling me, “Whatever kind of work you do in life, do a good job. It doesn’t matter if your are a plane pilot […]

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Life Is Like ….

Since God formed the dust of the earth into the body of Adam and breathed life into him, mankind has pondered the meaning of it all. The great philosopher …. ahem ….Forrest Gump stated that, “Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.” Recently I overheard […]

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You Get What You Pay For

Having worked on Acura and Honda automobiles since 1988 I frequently have folks asking me questions about Honda products. Usually it comes from a desire to repair something them self, less expensively or dare I say, cheaply. I try to help, but always end with the same refrain, use Genuine Honda parts, especially on critical […]

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Life’s Journey Takes A Fresh Step

This thing called life is an interesting journey. At times it seems to fly by so fast, and at others it seems to drag on forever. This weekend is one of those reminders of how fast it can move by. This afternoon my sister is hosting a baby shower for my daughter who is expecting […]

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Who Sets The Standard?

In 1975 the US Congress passed the Metric Conversion Act which set in motion the Metrication of the United States. I remember in school being taught the metric system and being given all sorts of little conversion charts and conversion devices to be able to understand how metric temperature, weight, length and so on compared. […]

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Filling The Silence

For many years I have had Pastors and Teachers talk of the importance of having a quiet time. A time of Bible study, prayer and listening for the Lord to speak. Like most busy people in this age I find that very difficult. However when I changed jobs two months ago and found driving to […]

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Spiritual Vertigo

On July 16th, 1999, John F. Kennedy Jr., son of the assassinated President John F. Kennedy as well as his wife Carolyn Bessette and sister-in-law, Lauren Bessette were killed when his single engine aircraft crashed into the waters off of Martha’s Vineyard, Masachusetts. Weather was quickly sited as a factor in the crash as the […]

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Are You Ready For The Second Super Bowl Of 2013?

Not quite two months ago Super Bowl XLVII  was played in New Orleans, Louisiana.  I don’t understand why they insist on using Roman numerals, the Roman Empire fell in 476 AD, but there it is. On the field were the Baltimore Ravens and the San Francisco 49′ers, the game resulted in a win for the […]

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