One of our more lively discussions in this house is something I call “Death By Data.” My much better half gathers data for the Department of Education in Florida that is used to determine the effectiveness of all kinds programs.… Continue reading
There is such a thing as going to far inside, on focusing on your own needs too much. Inspiration, for many of us, comes when we have someone to create for:
“Who can I help today?”
“How I can I… Continue reading
I was banned from Facebook for 24 hours, sent to a corner and told not to come out until I thought about what I had done.
I shared a picture that came across my Facebook feed that showed… Continue reading
There is a house behind ours, across the retention pond, that is the same design and color as ours. Our home was the builder’s model, so it was built first and a few months after we moved in a family… Continue reading
Sometimes that’s the payoff, just the joy. It’s possible to get so focused on the other things that we forget to collect, to take the payoff. I think its an American thing, we value winners, we are achievers,… Continue reading
I was supposed to write a poem about ancient Knights for an assignment. That wasn’t going to happen, I missed out on getting the poetry gene. The professor and I negotiated down to a story that captured the essence of… Continue reading
As you might know, I usually post here once or twice a week, but life has overtaken blogging lately.
My best and most passionate writing has been reserved for my coursework where I have been talking about philosophy, St. Francis,… Continue reading
As a species, we have never been able to get beyond the notion of God. From pre-historic days we have hoped, suspected, or believed that there is a greater being, a super natural presence, something beyond measure. This belief lies… Continue reading
So guys, the pressure is on, she wants to go someplace “romantic” for Valentines Day. In the words of the noted philosopher, Scoobey Doo, “RUh Roh!” The pressure is on, we need to demonstrate that we can, once a year,… Continue reading
Art is a reflection of the times. The art of a culture tells us about the materials available, the advancement of the artist’s skills, the attitudes, problems, customs and daily life of their world and even the spirit of the… Continue reading
The old song goes,
“You load sixteen tons and what do you get?
Another day older and deeper in debt.”
It refers to a time in our history when American mine workers were paid in a company scrip that could… Continue reading
We learn from experience. You only have to touch a hot stove once to know not to do it again. Humans have survived as a species because we have learned to rely on our snap judgements and past experiences. As… Continue reading