Robert Ringer Archives

The Magic Wand of Relativity

Posted on April 22, 2014 by Robert Ringer Comments (23)


The nonstop string of catastrophic events continues unabated — a sixteen-year-old student in Pittsburgh stabbing and slashing twenty fellow students and a security guard … a ferry boat sinking in South Korea, leaving 274 passengers and crew missing … a Mount Everest avalanche killing thirteen … Ukrainians under siege … and the usual number of […]

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Cosmic Consciousness

Posted on April 17, 2014 by Robert Ringer Comments (19)

Cosmic consciousness

Through the years, I’ve read a great deal about what is commonly referred to as a “heightened state of awareness.”  Each of us discovers his own path to this higher plane of consciousness, even if it’s only for a brief moment in time.  The path for me opened up in my early twenties in New […]

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Dealing with Randomness

Posted on April 10, 2014 by Robert Ringer Comments (15)


Recent catastrophic events — such as the mudslide in Washington state that has killed at least 33 people, another mass shooting at Fort Hood, and the disappearance of Malaysia flight 370 — leave mere mortals wondering how much of life is random. Random catastrophes have been occurring throughout recorded history — from a Florida man […]

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The Most Irrational Fear

Posted on April 3, 2014 by Robert Ringer Comments (25)


A friend of mine recently told me that she cancelled a cross-country flight she had planned weeks in advance because of the Malaysia Airlines mystery.  She was afraid that the now famous flight 370 had been hijacked by terrorists and might be used as a weapon. Was her fear irrational?  Probably so, but let’s be […]

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One Cyber Brick at a Time

Posted on April 1, 2014 by Robert Ringer Comments (17)


At any given point in time, most people assume, at least subconsciously, that the world is static.  Big mistake.  Do you remember when it seemed as though … No one could possibly rival Sears … until Walmart came along? No one could possibly rival Waldenbooks … until Barnes & Noble came along? No one could […]

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Behind Closed Doors

Posted on March 27, 2014 by Robert Ringer Comments (33)


There is much truth to the axiom “No one knows what goes on behind closed doors.”  Why do we assume that people in high positions lead charmed lives?  Lacking perfection ourselves, I believe we have a psychic need for perfection in important people. From O.J. Simpson to Aaron Hernandez … from Paris Hilton to Justin […]

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The Adventures of Surfer-Dude

Posted on March 25, 2014 by Robert Ringer Comments (28)


So many wannabes manage to grab their fifteen minutes of fame, only to quickly (and mercifully) disappear from the public eye.  But not so with San Diego Surfer-Dude (real name Jason Greenslate) who, thanks to the desperate-for-content news media, seems determined to stay in the public eye for as long as the welfare state is […]

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Can Niceness and Firmness Coexist?

Posted on March 20, 2014 by Robert Ringer Comments (14)


Tony Dungy has always fascinated me, so I’m looking forward to reading his new book, Uncommon Marriage: Learning about Lasting Love and Overcoming Life’s Obstacles.  As you are probably aware, Dungy gained national attention when he became the first African-American coach to win a Super Bowl — in 2007, with the Indianapolis Colts. Rarely does […]

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Turning Fantasy into Reality

Posted on March 18, 2014 by Robert Ringer Comments (13)


If there’s one thing I wish I had done more of in my life, it’s watch good movies.  Not just any movies, but good movies.  Unfortunately, that eliminates the vast majority of junk films made over the past twenty-five or so years.  It doesn’t impress me to hear a bunch of hip young actors spewing […]

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Happy Birthday, Robby

Posted on March 14, 2014 by Robert Ringer Comments (53)


The day Robert J. Ringer, Jr. was born was one of those handful of joyous times that stay with you all your life. Millions of men would like to have a son, but, for one reason or another, it didn’t happen for them. That’s why I consider myself to be extraordinarily blessed, because I ended […]

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