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I have lately had the privilege of simultaneously seeing both a big and small town way to resolve controversy over the name of a sports team. Continue reading
I wish I could have been as articulate as Kevin Daugherty during the thousands of arguments I’ve been in, supporting these views in opposition to others relying on scripture to justify oppression.
Oh, how I despise uninvited attempts to sell me things! If I decide for myself that I need an item or a service, I go shopping for it either in person or online. Under that circumstance, if I come to your store I’m glad for your help in clarifying my choice of purchase. If you try to create a fake friendship out of our transaction it won’t work. Continue reading
One of the most notable of human qualities is our ability to adapt technology to solve problems. Another would be our inability to stop “solving” the same problem over and over again to the point of over-solving problems to degrees they don’t exist. If it aint broke, we MUST fix it. Continue reading
I’ve been thinking about a kind of imprisonment many of us struggle against – the cage of material possessions. Continue reading
Even though the missus and I do not currently hold job titles that indicate we will be paid for creativity, we remain artists. We are used to using our intelligence to take everything we go through and everything we own and trying to turn it into some form of creative expression. Continue reading
How much is enough? How much is too much? How much house do people really need? Some believe that these questions are matters of personal preference with only the need to consider how much you have to spend on acquisition and ownership. I think that’s too narrow a perspective. We live on an island in space. There’s only so much water, air and land for all beings to share. Continue reading
A New Three-Day Contest!
There’s a diner a couple of blocks from the clinic where I work. I often go there, but not always. Sometimes I bring food to work from home, or there are other places to eat nearby. When I went to the diner for lunch, one of the waitresses approached me. She asked if I had lost some money a few days ago. Now, let’s assume I’m seriously broke (which I am). Continue reading
A hand-painted copy of this coat-of-arms has been in my family’s possession for over 150 years. It was passed from great-grandparents on my mother’s side to their son, my mother’s grandfather. On the back is a handwritten short version of the reason for the awarding of the crest, dated October 6, 1540. I saw the framed copy as a child, at an age when my reading preference was tales of knights and chivalry. I dreamed of being someone of noble birth. Continue reading
(This can’t be discussed without spoilers, so if you don’t want to know plot details of the film under discussion, please read no further.)
Last night I watched a film that captivated me, and left me feeling uplifted and empowered. This morning I woke up questioning the ideas I was so completely supportive of the night before. Continue reading