September 2009

distance

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

passive

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

value

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

ego

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

worry for nothing

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.

human’s rights

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

heaven v. hell

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