Skip to main content

Sonshi's 20th Anniversary and the start of a new adventure ☮❤



The date August 12, 2019 marks the 20th Anniversary of my life's work at Sonshi, a website dedicated to Sun Tzu's Art of War. 

When I first published Sonshi online in 1999, Google was a small search company contracted by Yahoo! to supplement their handpicked search results. When Yahoo! handpicked Sonshi.com to be the top result for Sun Tzu's Art of War, I thought I died and went to heaven. However, Google was where we went to 10 years later and the rest is history.

The reason why I started Sonshi was my obsession with Sun Tzu, but the main reason why I continued for another 20 years was because of the friendships I've built. One such friendship is with Trey Davis, someone who has been a supporter of Sonshi virtually since its inception.


As I am starting a brand new chapter in my life with GeniusOfLove.org, I feel fortunate for the wonderful successes through the years as well as the lessons learned. Life has cycles of good times and bad times, and so I am most grateful for good friends who remind me of who I strive to be daily by being who they are themselves: geniuses of love.

Thank you everyone for the memories at Sonshi as we create new ones at Genius of Love. Let's take flight and continue the fun. ☮❤

James ready to take flight

Comments

  1. Somshi.com has been a beacon of light, a daymark and a light house at various times for me since I joined. The tenets, principles and lessons I have derived from the site itself as well as it’s prodigious members - much of which stems from The Art of War - in some ways taught me what to think, but more importantly how to think. The collective wisdom represented at Sonshi.com made it clear to me that, as opposed to resisting, fighting and wrestling with life’s troubles, I am to follow the natural course and allow life to work it’s craft, to do its work, to mold, bend and form me into something stronger, better and healthier. This openness of mind has lead to a peace that is difficult to verbalize or characterize. It’s a peace that has allowed me to help others, love others and affect others positively all more profoundly. And that, my friend, is the purpose of my life.

    All of that due to the brainhild of one Thomas Huynh that is Sonshi.com. So to say I am grateful to Thomas falls embarrassingly short of my true feelings.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Wow. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for sharing your feelings about our work at Sonshi. No worries, I'm simply in a different place (Genius of Love). Thomas

      Delete

Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

Glory in war is a myth

Homer's The Iliad and Odyssey tell of grand and exciting battles in all their glory. Of course both works are part of Greek mythology. They are myths in more ways than one.

It is also a myth that military personnel and veterans love war. Those who have experienced war and its horrific effects firsthand rarely want more of it.

Then who are the ones clamoring for more war? They are inevitably those who are profiting from it and aren't fighting it. Some people call them warhawks. I call them chickenhawks. Chickenhawk is a much better description since they are comfortable with sending other people's children to die for political gain. They are often the same people who talk a lot about family values. They are failures in diplomacy and strategy.

The only place you will ever find glory in war is in a work of fiction. And it is fiction that politicians and their ilk sell the idea of war. Don't believe it! I understand war. Having been born in Vietnam, I've been affected…

How much does it cost to send 2654 migrant children to Disney World?

Migrant children being separated from their parents on the Mexican border breaks my heart. They didn't break any laws. They are kids. As a child immigrant myself in 1980, I simply can't imagine being without my mom during that time. It would have been an extremely traumatic experience.

So what should we do with these precious 2654 migrant children?

Why take them to Disney World of course!

Crazy, right? I heard my friends say right away: "It costs money, Thomas!"

They're right. In fact, I even changed my mind about the concept of money I discussed just a few days ago. Money can absolutely be beneficial here. But before I go through the financial figures, let's talk briefly about intangible benefits.

When I first arrived in America, everyone was so nice and welcoming. When I say everyone, I meant everyone. I want the same for all migrant children. What says "Welcome to America!" more than taking them to Disney World?

While they wait to be reunited wi…

Man among men

True love is to highlight the good in others and downplay the bad parts. It's not you don't see the bad parts. It's just you want to point out and build upon the good parts.

Babe Ruth struck out a lot. But that's not what he was good at and famous for.

What an extraordinary sight yesterday when I witnessed a man so comfortable with himself that in the midst of criticisms lobbed at him that he still pointed out the good things about his critics. He's a man among men. ☮❤