Gattaca: A Theological Analysis

Released in 1997, written and directed by Andrew Niccol, Gattaca, is a science fiction film that centers on a future society governed by the ability to manipulate the genetic-make up of offspring to guarantee the best hereditary traits introduced by the parents. The film chronicles the account of Vincent Freeman (played by Ethan Hawke) and … Continue reading Gattaca: A Theological Analysis

Political Socialization

For the past six years I have gone to the same barber and have received the same fifteen dollar haircut that we (the barber and I) have come to label as the “Southern Swoop” (also previously known as the Democrat, the Kennedy, or in some places the Republican). I usually tip my barber five dollars, … Continue reading Political Socialization

Let Me Sober Up – Part 1

Shaka is sitting in his office chair thoughtlessly scrolling through the resumes displayed on his monitor. His breathing steady. Heart beat slow. Eyes slowly blinking as when someone is relaxed and dosing off to sleep. Had Shaka known who was simultaneously walking down the hall and towards his office – relaxation would not be the … Continue reading Let Me Sober Up – Part 1

The CEO who rides the Subway

" has taught me a lot of lessons over the years; patience and punctuality. Both of which are highly useful when it comes to business. Both of which I didn't have when I was about your age. It has taught me about my audience - meaning I people watch. Life is pretty amusing if you … Continue reading The CEO who rides the Subway

Conversations About Violence

Big Me: Welcome back to the Shaka Show, we are live here in Dallas, Texas. September swept in hard with a couple of hurricanes. A lot of people are distressed and displaced; a wonderful chance for humanity to come together and show an encouraging amount of love and support. We have today on the show … Continue reading Conversations About Violence

The Sun and the Statue

The fidget spinners are gone and there is a new fad in town. Solar Eclipse glasses. In a matter of weeks the average price of a 10-pack of Solar Eclipse glasses went from $8 to $159.00. These special glasses are not expensive to make according to this article. The frames of eclipse glasses are made … Continue reading The Sun and the Statue

I will teach you to be ‘Rich’

Understand that where you end up in life is a result of your own actions. Understand that you are not the smartest person in the world (more on this later) Understand that I am not solely talking about money. Understand that you do not become rich by yourself. Understand that you have much more to … Continue reading I will teach you to be ‘Rich’

Global Warming and the End of the World

Global Warming. Or is it climate change. Aren't they the same. Isn't the Earth going to have another ice age in like 10,000 years? Technically, if you put a globe in a microwave and turn it on - Global Warming. Climate - Local Global - well, Global. I could tell you everything about global warming … Continue reading Global Warming and the End of the World

The Butterfly Effect

If you were to ask a random person who they believed to be the most influential person of the 20th Century, you would probably hear the names: Albert Einstein, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Mahatma Gandhi, or Muhammad Ali, etc. Unless you are a follower of Dan Carlin or you are an avid history junkie, chances are … Continue reading The Butterfly Effect

Mental Toughness

If you are piloting a plane and the plane catches fire, what do you do? You put the fire out... but you cannot forget to fly the plane. Bill Justice and Matt Sterns weren't flying a plane, no, their story of Mental Toughness started about 1,500ft from the summit of Mt. McKinley (Now known as … Continue reading Mental Toughness