Category Archives: Thoughts

Nationalizing Education: Not Just a Healthcare Scare

We as citizens should be just as opposed to nationalizing the ABC’s as we are when it comes to taking “two of these” and calling the federal government in the morning.

The Government, They Don’t Speak For Us…

Never have Thom Yorke’s lyrics been more true: “A heart that’s filled up like a landfill, a job that slowly kills you, bruises that won’t heal. You look so tired happy, bring down the government, they don’t speak for us… I’ll take a quiet life, a handshake of carbon monoxide, and no alarms and no surprises…” This memorable video depicts… Read more »

Don’t Stop Believing…

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If you’ve ever wondered whether you have a soul. If you’ve ever doubted the existence of God, if you’ve never doubted… If you’ve never felt your heart leap within you, but want to.  If you’ve never felt a sweet sadness within… Find yourself alone.  Turn off all other lights in the room.  Close the door.  Light a candle or two. … Read more »

Seven Questions to Consider… Ask Yourself

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01.  How is it that I can be at once so open, so public, yet still retain a part of me that is intensely private, locked behind key? 02.  How is it that we are at once so dependent upon others—that need to be connected—yet hold so dearly to our independence to the point of obsession (an obsession that has… Read more »

Books as Windows Into What Could Be

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Ronald Reagan Speaks Out Against Socialized Medicine

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I could have easily titled this: “Ronald Reagan Speaks Out Against Obama’s Healthcare Reform.” Friends, listen.  Listen closely. When will President Obama and his fellow Democrats realize that no means no?  The American people oppose, by a 2/3 margin, the healthcare legislation Obama is trying to ram down our throats.  Yet, he isn’t giving up.  Consider that. A government by… Read more »

For So Many Things Am I Thankful

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Here I sit before my laptop computer listening to Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis In D Major, savoring each sip of warm Trader Joe’s Chai tea made with whole milk from the perfectly contoured Starbucks mug my mother gifted me last Christmas.  I am a blessed man.  Grace beyond the beyond. All the world and our country with it might be teetering… Read more »