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Issue 4: 2021.8.1

Music is my passion. Whether playing the drums or just listening to iTunes, it brings me great joy. No surprise, then, that my early heroes were mainly musicians. And many of these musicians ended up dead at an early age. Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and Jim Morrison all died at the age of 27 in the late 1960s and early 1970s. A little too young for me to remember, but when I was later exposed to their music, I was also made aware of their stories. read more...

Issue 3: 2021.6.1

It took almost nineteen years between issues 2 & 3. So, what happened? Life. The normal ups and downs of the cycle refocused priorities to the point that the Helix dropped off the radar. So why now? Things have changed. Times opened a bit and I find that I have drifted from some core beliefs that were once a central part of my life. Now is as good a time as any to concentrate on what works and try to eliminate what does not. read more...

Issue 2: 2002.3.2

While I didnít know the ultimate direction these letters would take, I did at least feel that I had the first few pretty well mapped out. Well, a friend once said to me: ďIf you want to hear God laugh, start planning.Ē Wise man he was. I miss you Dr. P. We all do.

So that brings me to issue 2 of this wonderful journey Iíve started. And a question for all of you: Have you ever re-read a book. On purpose? For the longest time I couldnít figure that out. On one level, I could grasp it if you didnít understand everything the first time through. But simply for pleasure? For the experience of it? This I didnít get. I donít know when exactly the thought came to me, but I do know I didnít have to re-read anything to get it. Whatís become apparent is that through every life experience we have, we evolve into someone new, or at least a newer version of whom we were. We have a new set of eyes and a newly refreshed mind with which to evaluate things. Hence, the re-reading of a book would be a new experience. A richer experience. read more...

Issue 1: 2002.3.1

I'll start with what I know. I know that I have something to say. I know the people that will hear me are the one's that I'm supposed to be conversing with. If you received this maiden issue it is because you affected my life in such a way that I want to say Thank You. And you have a valid e-mail address. And I know what it is. If you do not wish to receive any further "as Hermes sees it" ramblings, simply hit the reply button and say so.

I love quotes. I really enjoy learning from people who have taken the time to think a subject through enough that it can be distilled down to a short, powerful more...