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This is Drew and I know chaos.

But there is one thing in all the world where chaos doesn’t exist is in the game of baseball. I have been all over the States watching baseball. You have Petco Park and Camden Yards. Fenway and on down to Turner Field.

But my all time favorite is Busch Stadium in St. Louis. You have the high white archs, the best fans and the pitchers who step up to the plate.

The last time I visited there I decided to not rent a car and call a St. Louis Company that had sedans. I am tired of the chaotic scene on the highways these days. Let someone else handle it. So I took a ride right from the airport to the stadium. Got there a good hour early so I could walk around and take in the scenery and batting practice. This was back when Albert Pujols was playing and man he could knock them out of the park.

The Cardinals were playing the Rockies who sucked so I expected a good slaughtering game with the Cards on top.

Final score? 12-2.

The thing about baseball is it has rules and each inning could have anything happen. An amazing catch and assist. A double play executed perfectly. A soaring moon shot followed by a trot around the bases.

It’s beautiful and orderly. As soon as it is over I step back out into chaos and right away reality hits you in the face.

Until the next game that is. Step into a stadium anywhere (Except the Trop) and feel the order and majesty of the game. I can’t wait till I go again.

This is Drew and I know chaos.

Imagine building an awesome building without putting a roof on it?

Sure it would work for a little while if you had an umbrella keeping you with shade and the weather wasn’t too hot or cold.

Wanna know what chaos would be? A house with no roof during a rain storm.

Ask any roofing company and they will tell you it is a recipe for a disaster.

Hell ask anyone with a sane sense of mind and they will tell you it is a bad idea.

How about building a house without any electricity? Sure many use to live that way but let’s be real…..you won’t survive.

Or think of a house without any windows. That would be crazy right? Well you would end of going crazy without and sunlight or the ability to get fresh air once in a while.

Imagine a house with any plumbing? Can’t wash your hands. Can’t flush down your crap.

It would be unbearable but you could make it.

Without a roof though? You couldn’t make it.

Why am I harping on all this? Well I saw a house without a roof the other day and it just blew my freakin mind.

They said they didn’t really need one because of the way the weather was in that area. WHAT?

Who cares about the weather pattern….You need a roof.

Anyway I will be keeping an eye on that house and let you know what kind of chaos they got themselves into.

This is Drew. I am an expert in chaos.

Thanks for reading.

It has become to depressing to even watch mankind of display anymore. We have so many voices surrounding us who all believe in what they are saying to some degree. How can they all be right? We can never reach a consensus on logic either. Logic demands concrete rules which is probably why it is ditched so easily these days.

With so many voices the chaos intensifies with each passing day. Or does it?

I had a conversation recently where I was presented with an idea. What if there wasn’t really chaos but a choice between two paths. The right one with clarity and logic and then everything else. So instead of many voices, there are only two.

I have to admit I never thought of it this way before. If we so quickly say everything is random and relative then we undercut our very premise. We become the fox guarding the hen house. We want the liberty to come to a conclusions for others to live by and exclude ourselves from the outcome.

When you look at it from the perspective of just two realms of reality then you find you have more to stand on than before. You can talk about the hen house and live there too.

This presents a lot less chaotic outlook on life. How interesting that is.

In the end it the reality you choose. If it is based on truth then you have the ability to say yea or nay. Anything else is, well, just chaos.

Think about it.

Well chaos as we know if officially here. Actually it is halfway done.

You get that mad rush from the end of November to beginning of the New Year.

This Christmas had it’s fair share of chaos. From all the dinners to late nights and shopping lists, it was no wonder I was able to keep my head on straight.

In my next post I will comment on the further craziness of the holidays and how it affects our thinking.

Until then try to keep the chaos down to a minimum.

Keeping your thoughts in line with your mouth can be challenging sometimes. It is funny how we do so many random things without much thought but when we have to speak in public, we run into issues. You stutter and clamor through your thinking/

This is what I would call chaos by virtue of planning fail.

When you have electrons flowing to your brain it keeps you sharp and motivated. You also need to know your subject really well. When I sit down and someone asked me about printing I can talk for a while on that subject because I know it well. It is that confidence and familiarity that allows me to talk about it at great length.

But if you were to ask me about astrophysics then that is where the chaos would come in. I wouldn’t be confident and therefore I wouldn’t sound right. I would be confused and stutter and well you get the idea.

One thing to utilize is notes though. When you are not an expert in a certain field then you really should be a good note writer. This ability can catapult you into a leading expert and then eventually you won’t need in depth notes, because you will be more familiar with the topic, but just a few lead notes to keep you on track.

If you feel you need a better way to train your thoughts and be a better communicator then get into note taking. Take come classes or online course that teaches you how to formulate points and headings. This will go a long way in helping you get your thoughts conveyed int he proper manner.

Stop the chaos in your brain and find order today.

 

Back in the day when I lived in Boston I used to get my movie times from the phone. You know before internet was in vogue and phones were attached to the wall? So I would stand there and punch in the number for moviefone and you would get the standard recording every time.

“Hello and welcome to moviefone brought to you by Kiss 108 and the Boston Herald. If you know the name of the movie you would like to see, Press 1 now.”

Sometimes when life gets chaotic for me I think of that line. It just goes over and over in my head like a broken record. Sometimes I feel like that is what chaos is. The endless mundane repeating moments in life.

Chaos is better known as a scene where everything is strewn everywhere and there is no order. It can be a lot like a playground full of kids. It is amazing how no one collides into each other more often running around with absolutely no purpose, or so it would seem.

Chaos can be like the streets of NYC where millions of New Yorkers have places to go and are in a hurry to get there. Have to ever been in a subway in rush hour? It is INSANE! But it happens everyday and mostly without incident.

Chaos can traffic on a hot summer day when the roads are being worked on seemingly for years on end. This was common in Boston. You never knew what they were doing but you always saw the orange construction cones and netting. Most secure job market there is.

Chaos can be the beach during high tide. Waves crashing in and removing sand by the ton each and every day. The creatures of the shore pay no mind though. Just a part of life.

Chaos can be the delivery room at the hospital. Mothers be screaming and babies crying.

Chaos is everywhere my friend.

How in chaos did you get here? That’s for another time.