There is perhaps nothing more polarizing than the one dimensional political system that exists in this country. Every issue on which there is disagreement is disagreed upon to the ultimate degree. In my last post, I talked about the fact that the quintessential conservative and liberal positions are by definition as far away from each … Continue reading distance
To those in the middle, looking to the left and the right for support see only others’ backs as they march away from the middle ground to their ideological forts of isolation and contempt.
During lunch today, I spoke about how my experiences in life have given me “permission” to be passive. I’ve written about this before (read my entry from a couple of years ago), however it’s always interesting to revisit these thoughts to see how things may have changed, how I may have changed. Since first having … Continue reading passive
It may be self-evident that all men are created equal. Unfortunately, this belief leaves a lot to ambiguity. There are a few posts on this blog that have been written to try to encourage people to think about human-ness, human rights, and humanity in general. I believe, as the late Senator Kennedy did that the … Continue reading value
In one moment of unplanned (but most likely planned) impulse, Nimrod West has validated a point that I have been wanting to emphasize. His idiocy is my exclamation point. For those, who aren’t aware, while Taylor Swift was accepting her award at MTV’s video music awards, a grade A douche bag jumped up on stage … Continue reading ego
I’ve decided that if I had my life to live over again, I would not only climb more mountains, swim more rivers, and watch more sunsets; I wouldn’t only jettison my hot water bottle, raincoat, umbrella, parachute, and raft; I would not only go barefoot earlier in the spring and stay out later in the fall; but I would devote not one more minute to monitoring my spiritual growth.
a friend of mine recently said this: I think that when constitution says “We the people” it does not mean some collective, but rather a group of individuals. There are costs and benefits to this idea of individuality in governance by the people. One of the costs is that we have to either handle issues … Continue reading overboard
The debate about health care in my experience thus far has had lots of teachable moments a kin to the President’s Beer Summit. I’ve learned a lot: It’s easy to let opinions get drowned out by name calling and insults, Some argue that there is much more at stake than just health care (an unfortunately … Continue reading what we’ve learned so far
Yesterday, I laid out what I thought it meant to be human. At the core of life, if you ask me, are relationships (we should value and be engaged in relationships) and a desire for self-/corporate-actualization and improvement. There are lots of aspects of being human beings but arguably these are the most uniquely human. … Continue reading human’s rights
rerun: This was first posted on my old blog on March 23, 2008. It’s been a while since I’ve waxed philosophically here. Mostly I haven’t been thinking philosophically much – not sure why. Let’s just say that I’m emerging from a long, dry spell. I’ve been thinking about heaven and hell. It’s something that I’ve … Continue reading heaven v. hell