Monthly Archives: August 2011

Thoughts on the need for respecting our ‘place’ in society

Typically, in the U.S., we try to change our ‘place’, role, or position in society.  This idea seems instilled into us as children. Usually, it is said in the context of ‘improving’ our ‘place’ by getting a better job (that is, making … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the need for alcohol to have a good time

The other day I went hiking came across a place where people have made a fire.  Around about the place I see beer cans strewn about.  I confront scenes like this often.  As I looked at the cans I thought: … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the problem of charity

Originally, I thought charity was good.  But, as I grow older, I’m starting to see that it is not as good as it appears.  I’m not saying its all bad.  It isn’t.  But it isn’t the good wholesome thing I … Continue reading

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Thoughts about naiveness

I had an interesting conversation the other day.  It started by me mentioning that if you want to see something then you will see it.   I meant this in regard to the law at first.  I said that the business of … Continue reading

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More thoughts on the ‘female crisis’ – the need for self respect and the ‘niche’

Ever since the 80’s I’ve noticed that females have a problem with self respect.  Thirty years later and its still there.  I can remember, in the 80s’, how girls would sit and knock everything about the female to death.  They … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the need for expression – the completion of experiencing

A very important thing in life is the need for avenues of expression.  Too often, we tend to emphasize the need to gain or change/develop ourselves.   Though these are good, it always seemed to me that something is missing.  This … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the experiencing of existence – The ‘Essence’

Experiencing existence is a strange thing.  It’s not that easy either.  Typically, we are too wrapped up in life to ‘experience’ it.  To experience existence a person must remove themselves from the affairs of life, the conflicts, emotions, happenings, etc.  … Continue reading

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Thoughts on what a Scholar is to me

I have always believed that there was more to the scholar than learning or going to school.  It seems to me that a scholar is a specific type of person, reflecting a certain type of personality.  If a person does … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the ‘Principle of Suttleties’

There is something which I call the ‘Principle of Suttleties’.  Basically what it says is that, many times, the most suttle of differences can become so marked that its like black and white.  This is something I confront time and time … Continue reading

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Thoughts on what a patriot is to me – ‘Patriotism as community’

Over the years I have had numerous disputes with people about the U.S.  Often, I will condemn and criticize the U.S. and its behavior, as well as what it has become.  Naturally, its made quite a few people upset.  I’ve … Continue reading

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