Monthly Archives: November 2013

Thoughts on how American fathers undermine their sons

Recently I have been stunned how many American fathers undermine their own sons, neglect them, and treat them bad.  I first noticed this with a guy I worked with who repetitively saw everything his son did as ‘stupid’.  There was no … Continue reading

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Thoughts on “pulling an American” – seeing the worst and making a political/legal issue out of it

I have found that many of us are getting tired of how many Americans see the worst in people and then make a political or legal issue out of it.  This is so prevalent that I often jokingly call it “pulling an … Continue reading

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Thoughts on prizing ones “personal energy”

Recently, I was in a conversation where a thought came to me.  Basically, what I said was that I “prize” my energy.  The best way to describe what this means is to repeat the conversation: I had mentioned how, while I … Continue reading

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Thoughts about making money in a conversation I had

In a recent conversation I said some interesting things.  They were those types of thoughts that ‘appeared from nowhere’, without previous thought.  Whether they’re true or not, I don’t know.  What came out, though, seems interesting enough to write down: … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the problem of religious conversion in history

The question of religious conversion has led to serious problems over the years.  In fact, I often feel that people don’t realize the problems, and damage, that religious conversion has caused, and the effects it has had on our lives.  … Continue reading

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Thoughts on my statement, “We need to start talking about theology again” – some aspects of the problems . . .

In a recent conversation I said something that made me think.  I said: “We need to start talking about theology again.” By theology I mean the perception of “god”, the “divine”, or “sacredness” in life.  I do not necessarily mean the … Continue reading

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Interesting facts about St. Bruno, the Carthusians, and the Carthusian Order

The Carthusian Order is a Roman Catholic monastic order of hermit monks founded by St. Bruno of Cologne in 1084. Here is a link to a site about the Carthusians: http://www.chartreux.org/ A wonderful movie has been made which depicts life at … Continue reading

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