Hope

July 20, 2005By Josh Allan DykstraLegacy No Comments

It amazes me that someone can run a thread of purpose through our miniscule, pain-filled lives, but I do believe it. If I didn’t believe there was something out there I don’t understand that is able to do this utterly impossible something — namely: create purpose out of the constant mess of life — well, … Read More

Reality & TV

July 14, 2005By Josh Allan DykstraLife No Comments

Sometimes I hear people criticize a movie or a TV show for not being realistic. But the truth is, we don’t really want realistic, do we? I mean, if we really wanted REAL real life, we’d set our lawn chairs outside the neighbors’ house and watch them every night. Ew. No, I think want we … Read More

My Friend, Thomas Edison

July 1, 2005By Josh Allan DykstraLegacy 1 Comment

Perhaps the most evil thing about humanity isn’t our propensity for malevolence but our ability to get distracted. The other day I toured Henry Ford’s replica of Edison’s laboratory inside Greenfield Village in Dearborn, Michigan. I was mentally transported to Menlo Park, New Jersey, where Thomas Edison and his team created history in the form … Read More