Very few people view the news media today as a means by which they may become better informed. Because so many various media outlets have become so clearly biased one way or another, most people just prefer now to seek out those media/news sources that support their already formed (or malformed) perspective, beliefs and presuppositions.Continue reading “News or Views”
Through the mist of the now repetitive struggles of fatherhood, I often wonder if I made my parents feel the way I feel; that every day, every breath you draw is capable of inflicting great pain. How every response to every move, and each countermeasure to each measure, whether evoking anger, joy, pride, sorrow, love,Continue reading “The Parent-heart”
I have long held that time is more vortex shaped than linnear. I have only recently come to know that (1) I am correct and (2) whether the ever-tightening circles of years are descending or ascending is entrely up to you.
And now Advent begins; the most beautiful season of the year. The music is brilliant! I love this season… But try to remember that every day is advent and every Sunday is Easter.
My son Ben had to have some blood work done in September. We went and spent a couple hours as they fed him a sugary drink and then checked his blood levels three time to determine how his body dealt with it. He did fine, thank God… Today I got the bill. The total wasContinue reading “Of course we do not need Healthcare reform…”
“When you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains–however improbable–must be the truth.” –Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. It occured to me last evening that the recent and entirely unprecidented low level in our civil discourse must have its roots in something that is itself entirely unique and unprecidented. Of course, we have seen partisan bickering and remarkableContinue reading “When you eliminate the impossible…”
What would we do… Friday, September 4, 2009 – It is still early in the day. I’m sitting here, after a fourth sleepless night with a sick child. My wife has decided to take him back to see the Dr. today because he is in so much pain. It will be his third such tripContinue reading “What would we do…”
Few people are capable of expressing with equanimity opinions which differ from the prejudices of their social environment. Most people are even incapable of forming such opinions. – Albert Einstein So, where did all that fear and hate come from? For a nation of “good, God-fearing people,” we have certainly become prolific when it comesContinue reading “Yeah; Well so’s your old man!!!”
Sometimes I become discouraged by the coarseness of our public discourse. It seems as if the realms of the hyperbolic and the ill-mannered have merged into a thoughtless, visceral road-rage-like expression of whatever malady you may be promoting that day. I can no longer stand by and watch this train wreck of human expression. Therefore, IContinue reading “Dis-coarse”
Why has it become so much easier to perpetuate hatred and fear than to foster faith and hope. Why are we so easily mislead by those who would divide us in pursuit of their own self-interests? The immensity of the hoax is so unworthy of such a magnanimous people. In the words of Abraham Lincoln,Continue reading “Hello world!”