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

human rights?

Before we can really discuss the higher-level health care issues, we have to determine what are human rights? Perhaps who determines them? Maybe even most essental . . . what does it mean to be human? Yes, I’m aware these are philosophical questions that may or may not have an easy answer. Let me start Continue reading human rights?

human rights

An interesting question for me that has come out the very pervaisive and oft-wayward debate on the affordable health care for all americans legislation that is currently being considered is this: is health care a human right? I’d never given that any thought. Growing up in Canada it was never, ever a concern. Was it Continue reading human rights

fear

I’m afraid to move into a more fragile neighborhood because I keep thinking that something will happen to my family.

It’s true. I don’t like it. But it’s true.