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The Sparks Blog

In his book, The Life of Greece, Will Durant refers to “minds that have been filled and sharpened by a free and varied life.”  I think if we allow our lives to become static, our minds will dull.  There are many ways to avoid this – reading, meeting new people, engaging in new experiences.  My […]

An amazing event is going to happen minutes, maybe hours from you.  It hasn’t been this easy to get to in 100 years.  The universe is bringing an experience people describe as life-changing, as confirming their belief in God.  An experience that is said to bring grown men to tears. But you don’t go. You […]

Krispy Kreme is 80 today.  Yep, on July 13, 1937, the first Krispy Kreme opened its doors in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.  And in honor of this auspicious occasion, I’d like to share a few Krispy Kreme memories. I remember the lucky weekends when I was a kid and some other kids would come by with […]

Get ready – here it comes – the secret to happiness….drum roll please…  Stop doing stuff that makes you unhappy!  Ta-da! I know, you think that is stupid, too simple, ridiculous.  But before you dismiss it, hear me out.  I used to read a certain publication (that shall remain nameless) that made me angry every […]

Oh, the things we take for granted!  After that pipeline leak, several of the gas stations near me ran out of gas.  I never considered the impact not having ready access to gasoline would have on me.   I felt like I was in an episode of The Walking Dead – driving from gas station to […]