The Samson Pill: Origin Chapter 2

II. 25 years ago…

Just north of the Canada border, Henry Buttlefeld sat in the small office he used for his laboratory.  He knew he needed to hurry but his scientist side recognized these things couldn’t be rushed.  After so many failed experiments and tests he believed with all his heart he had perfected his pill.  His creation he called the Samson Pill was ready for its final test subject: him.  He trusted in his calculations and theories.  This would work.  This would fix his flaws.  Comparatively, it was a rather big pill.  But considering all it was about to do it wasn’t that big.  He could swallow it once.  That’s all it would take.  Finally, he would become the man his dad could be proud of. Continue reading

The Samson Pill: Origin Chapter 1

I. 50 years ago…

We are all connected.  In some way, in some manner, your very actions may affect me and mine may affect you.  Even though we will never meet who is to say that my choice to cross the street and take a walk won’t in some way make a mark on your normal, daily routine?  For example, who would have guessed that a decision made by a young high school teenager 50 years ago would determine a young man’s destiny today?  No one would have guessed it but it did happen.  This is the story of Henry and Cooper and how their lives became intertwined even though they never met and had no familial connection. Continue reading

Way to go, Dad!

In my opinion, we are born with a desire to trust our parents. Our love for our parents is innate. It comes naturally. It’s pretty obvious that not all parents continue to earn trust and love from their children. Some of us, are blessed to be born to good parents. Not perfect people because perfection in people does not exist. But we are fortunate to be born to parents who try. That’s all we really need I think. And in their efforts, they do a pretty good job. We are the lucky ones – if luck has anything to do with it (and I doubt it does).

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