The primary construct of blockchain is not exactly new. In fact, it verges on being ancient. There is a corollary example that everyone from the baby boom generation is familiar with. And I will detail it in this commentary. …


Calvin Coolidge is incorrectly quoted as saying, “The business of America is business.” But even if he had actually meant that, I arrived at a different insight as the result of a recent experience.

I recently attended a military burial ceremony for my wife’s father. It was held at Jefferson…


Oh, unity, where are you now?

We no longer seem to know how

Do we really believe division is better?

No longer a giver, just a getter?

It takes empathy…


“Giving is living….living is giving”

The act of giving can be performed on several levels. In this essay, giving is defined in four degrees, reflecting different levels of consciousness expressed by the giver.

The practice of giving is absolutely necessary to the experience of living. The evolution of a civilization…


You may recall from a few decades ago that George Carlin gave us “seven dirty words you can’t say on television.” Isn’t it interesting that every one of George’s seven is now commonly broadcast on television practically every day? Time changes things, doesn’t it?

I would like to comment on…


The American political culture is designed and intended to ask ordinary every day citizens to take on the task and responsibility of doing extraordinary things. That is a remarkable idea when one gives it deep thought. In the most ideal circumstance, they are us and we are them. …


George Leonard in his book “Mastery” does a brilliant job of defining what mastery looks like and how to strive toward it on an endless upward spiral. The true joy of mastering a task or skill does not lie in the result, as it turns out. Joy is found in…


The summer after I turned 15, my father put me to work as a delivery truck driver at the small community lumber yard he managed. The company truck was a 1957 Chevrolet 1.5-ton flatbed with an inline six cylinder motor, and a 3-speed gearbox. I was not yet permitted to…


Eric Hoffer, the fabled longshoreman philosopher and author, was known for his brilliant ability to distill down seemingly complex ideas and viewpoints to a human scale analogy that clarifies the issue under question.

One example of this is contained in an essay in his book, “In Our Time”, where he…


Many Americans believe I represent the return to the “good old days” before the current administration. They would be in error with that belief. They were not entirely the “bad old days” like what America has had to endure during the past four years. But they were not exactly ideal…

Kent Comfort

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