Archive for October 2014

For Those Parents Not Wearing A Costume This Year

Is there any sound louder than silence…? I don’t think so….consider if you will [ if you dare ] the thin, cold silence of a another Halloween night, but in which all the sounds are outside your door….kids & costumes, boos & giggles, the annual explosion of childhood fantasies & fears were once from lips... Read more »

The Cosmic Law You Have For Breakfast Every Day

Of all the cosmic laws, the one closest to our everyday lives the Law Of Unintended Consequences…history is pockmarked with examples… including the Roman’s intention to snuff our the Jesus movement with the cross… the Vatican’s intention to censor Galileo…Hitler’s intention to win at all costs at Stalingrad…Bush’s intention to bring democracy to Iraq …today,... Read more »

There May Come This Quiet Sunday Morning When Everything Will Be Different...

We have tamed the wild animals [domesticating them perhaps because over time they found it to their advantage to be domesticated]…we have also tamed the atom [initially for war rather than peace]…now we about the task of taming the computer…but unlike the first two, the computer is a complexity of parts and purposes that have... Read more »

Behold ~ The Great American Lunch

We are now in the democracy period of our country. That’s when every few years we collectively listen to the candidates and collectively decide who deserve our votes. However, frankly this is not when and how we most collect ourselves in the public act of good citizenship. Personally, I look elsewhere. Beyond the speeches, the... Read more »

Atheists and/or Existentialists ~ You Started This. Now What Are You Going To Do About It!

So much of our lives is about wondering…what will be, why, and when… those of us inclined to see life as rational rather than haphazard choose to believe there is a Plan…a Karma…a Reason for Everything…that there are no coincidents…personally I like that, because that means something or someone is in charge..and yet life is... Read more »

The One Phone Apple Couldn't Patent

THE ONE PHONE APPLE COULDN’T PATENT ~ Oh they tried…. with all their money and might…but the one that got away was simply too intricate, powerful, and user-friendly for the boys at Silicon Valley to replicate let alone operate….infinitesimally compact, functioning in full three dimensional sound & color, this camera comes without cost to its... Read more »

The Best Kept 21stC Secret

SPOILER ALERT!! ~ just in case you don’t know it [or forgot it] this man is the one who makes you possible here in the 21st C….no, I don’t have his name, but he and tens of thousands of other Hart Hats are what makes your life happen here in our highly sophisticated age…you see,... Read more »

Rockers ~ Forget Their Music, It's Their Message

Maybe it’s true what they say about Rockers…maybe they really are our time’s substitutes for the once upon a time shamans, prophets, mystics, and magicians,,,,just maybe modern man is not quite as rational as he thinks, and still needs flashes of the earlier irrational and extra-rational in his otherwise routine life….although we insist our modern... Read more »

Is TV's BLACKLIST Foretelling Our Scary Future? Damn Right It Is!

“Scientism” comes to the TV series THE BLACKLIST…the term refers to the current worldview in the West that Modern Science has replaced Medieval Religion as the way to understand our world and our lives in it… while this view starts well, it quickly begins to perceive us simply as a collection of highly evolved body... Read more »

Where Does The Time Go...?

The time doesn’t go anywhere. We do. For now, time is timeless; but you and I are not. This is a reality so real and so relevant that you’d think we would never forget it. But we do. We are always making plans, forgetting the wisdom of the Ancient Greeks who reminded themselves that, “Man... Read more »