John Paul Hernandez

On First Impressions [Vivere #4]

A Reading from Homer by Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema. 1885.

In life, we want purpose. It gives us something to live for and creates a legacy that lasts long after we are gone. And it all starts with a first impression. Create something remarkable that’s worth noticing.

Think Better, Faster: On the Craft of a Tactician [Vivere #3]

Ulysses Deriding Polyphemus by William Turner, 1829

A cyclops named Polyphemus entered the cave with his sheep. He found Odysseus and his men intruding on his home.

The cyclops smashed two of them to death before he left and trapped them with a heavy rock.

At this moment, the hero of the story had two choices.
Fight the cyclops, likely leading to death, or hide and survive as long as possible.