Self-sacrifice lies at the heart of slavery in all its forms.

July 1, 2011

The Greatest Lie Ever Told – (Part I of II)

Despite our philosophical, religious, political and cultural indoctrination to the contrary, the greatest thing a man can do for mankind is not to lay down his life for another. The greatest gift any man can give to another, or indeed to all of mankind, is to live his life to the fullest of its potential, … Continue reading “The Greatest Lie Ever Told – (Part I of II)”

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Sometimes we have to break down, so we can break through!

May 14, 2011

Breaking Down To Break Through

Have you ever felt frustrated? At any time, or about anything? Of course, you have, and so have I. Truth be told, I have been frustrated more times than I can count just this past week alone! Frustrated as a friend, a father, a partner, a lover, a songwriter and various other assorted “roles” I … Continue reading “Breaking Down To Break Through”

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The conditions of war are the conditions of war. They are not the conditions of peace.

April 22, 2011

If Peace Were Dollars

For the entirety of my life as an American, I have heard the adage, “War is good for the economy!” You’ve probably heard it too. In fact, the idea itself has become so finely woven into the fabric of the collective American psyche that we have all but ceased examining if it is actually true. … Continue reading “If Peace Were Dollars”

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Solar System

April 12, 2011

The Miracle Of Speed

Funny thing about miracles, we tend to think of them as extraordinary events that we cannot explain in rational, scientific terms, so we attribute them to some sort of divine intervention. We consider them to be extraordinary in the sense they are outside the normal course of events. If divine intervention is the agent causing … Continue reading “The Miracle Of Speed”

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Harry Nilsson's Second LP, Aerial Ballet, released in 1968, features the hits "One" and "Everybody's Talkin."

April 11, 2011

One Is The Holiest Number (Part II)

Wow! I guess we’ve got it wound pretty tight down here on Earth. It’s lonely and bad being one, and only a step above that being two. When does the joy of being one, or even one with another one, begin to kick in? How many ones does it take before it becomes¬†good,meaning not lonely? … Continue reading “One Is The Holiest Number (Part II)”

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Harry Nilsson's Second LP, Aerial Ballet, released in 1968, features the hits "One" and "Everybody's Talkin."

April 10, 2011

One Is The Holiest Number (Part I)

Over the last year or so, I have undertaken the long-term project of digitizing my vinyl collection. For those of you who know me personally, you know, this is going to take some time. Today, as I write this, I am on a country-rock binge. This means wax platters of Pure Prairie League, Gram Parsons, … Continue reading “One Is The Holiest Number (Part I)”

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The Intersection of Faith And Reason

April 9, 2011

Survival of the Wisest (Part II)

Just so this is clear right up front, I absolutely believe that reason and science are necessary for our evolution. The faculty of reason is a God given power, and is intended for our use. So, contrary to how it might sound, I am actually pro-science. Likewise, I believe that matters of faith, God, spirituality … Continue reading “Survival of the Wisest (Part II)”

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"I pledge allegiance to the love that is loving the world into being."

April 8, 2011

I Pledge Allegiance To The Love…

There is really only one allegiance to which I am truly willing to pledge my deepest oath: love for all things, with every one in all circumstances to the best of my ability. Am I successful at this all the time? Yeah, right! Truth is though that, in most instances, I find it easier to … Continue reading “I Pledge Allegiance To The Love…”

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Jonas Salk's influential 1973 book The Survival Of The Wisest

April 7, 2011

Survival Of The Wisest (Part I)

I seriously enjoy learning something new every day, and what I enjoy most is learning what it is I am going to be learning about each day. You with me? For example, just yesterday morning, I was getting my day started with a cup of morning joe and had an inclination to Google “spirituality videos.” … Continue reading “Survival Of The Wisest (Part I)”

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April 6, 2011

There’s No Need To Fear. Underdog Is Here!

As long as I can remember, I have always loved cheering for the underdog. When I was a child, the cartoon series “Underdog” was one of my favorites. Anytime his love interest, Sweet Polly Purebread, was in peril, unassuming, mild mannered “Shoeshine Boy” would step into a nearby phone booth and transform into super hero … Continue reading “There’s No Need To Fear. Underdog Is Here!”

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