Remembering Robin

GWH Remembering Robin

For those of you that may not know, my father David Hunter, Sr. is quite the writer himself.  His gift led him to create the blog God and Sports and his latest post about the late great Robin Williams I wanted to share with you all.  The film Good Will Hunting is one of my all time favorites and Robin was an all time great.

-DKH

To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness . . . Isaiah 61:3, KJV

Robin McLaurin Williams wasn’t an athlete, he was an actor, and a successful one at that. While he “won” at acting, he unfortunately lost to depression. Lest we are quick to judge, please understand that everyone has an archenemy and an arch rival, an adversary and an antagonist that haunts us and taunts us every season and for any reason. Some evil opponents have a way of coming back “game” after game and time after time, and won’t relent or retreat until they kill or are killed.

Robin Williams was funny during his life, but he lays humorless at his death. His condition was serious, as his nemesis was depression and addiction. Sadly, he fought and he wrestled only to be overcome by these dreaded demons. We must understand that his battle could be our battle; his struggle could be our struggle; his demise could be ours, and is in fact the fight of someone you may know who is fighting for their life right now.

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Education is Earned, not Downloaded

education books Education is Earned, not Downloaded

I’m reading a couple of graduate level books right now and I was on the verge of giving up the other day. The material is rather difficult. We’re not talking green eggs and ham here. Nope. This is the kind of academic reading where you dig into a page, look up words you’ve never seen, and re-read the same page over again until it sticks. When you’re looking at over a thousand of said pages, the task becomes daunting. You lose hope pretty quickly into the journey. I spent almost an hour reading the other day and realized I had only gotten through 12 pages. I was trying to determine what the source of my frustration was and realized my issue was very simple…  I wanted this information but I wanted to get the it into my brain much faster!

If only I could step into the Matrix for sixty seconds.

But there’s no fun in that. Sitting in a chair and magically becoming smarter. Nothing is earned. There are so many opportunities out there today to learn. With the rise of MOCs, great sites like Codeacademy, and apps like Duolingo, the cost of improving valuable skill-sets is in many cases only measured in time.  We’ll all be learning for the rest of our lives so why rush through a difficult subject?

I had to tell myself that there’s no logical reason for doing so.

Time is your most valuable asset. You can’t borrow it, you can’t get any of it back. Spending it on education is one of the best investments you’ll ever make.

-DKH

LAST DAY TO SUPPORT “THE PROCESS SERIES”!

photo 1 2 450x300 LAST DAY TO SUPPORT THE PROCESS SERIES!

 

Hey Family!

I hope that everyone had a great weekend and is fresh and re-energized for another productive week!

Today is a special day!  It is the last day for the indiegogo crowdfunding campaign for the series The Process.  It’s the story about a promising actor who is struggling to conquer his biggest role of all, life.

The story was written by David Hunter Jr and has a great team attached to help bring the project to fruition.  Over the course of the campaign, over $2,000 has been raised and with only one day left, we know that the total amount can still rise.

So if you are able to donate, please do.  No matter the amount, every bit will help to make this project all that it can be.

The link to visit the campaign page and donate is listed below.

Thanks so much for your support of The Process!

CLICK HERE TO DONATE!!!