Double, double, toil and trouble …

By |2018-10-14T19:26:52+00:00October 14th, 2018|Categories: community, communitywatch, politics, social, uncategorized|

fire burn and politics bubble – until we stop drinking witches' brew and vote incumbents out (4 minute read) It's simple. Change means change. Don't re-elect anybody. It's folly. It's drinking the same witches brew – and it's worse than the Kool-Aid. If a bunch of drunken arsonists kept lighting fires, stirring up a toxic brew and feeding it Read more...

“I was raised to know that I should never …

By |2018-08-30T07:11:29+00:00August 29th, 2018|Categories: community, politics, social, trumpwatch, uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |

sacrifice a principle for personal ambition." Who said it? (7 minute read) Oh, okay, that's an easy question to answer. But inherent in the answer is a much larger question and a much more revealing answer. In death, John McCain's belief in putting principle before personal will not only be amplified but may well write one of his most Read more...

Information is not knowledge …

By |2018-06-19T06:14:15+00:00June 18th, 2018|Categories: community, communitywatch, social, uncategorized|Tags: , , |

and it's no substitute for ignorance (5 minute read) "The only good is knowledge, and the only evil is ignorance." – Herodotus Today, as never before, information is increasing and knowledge is decreasing. Because it’s the era of … quick-click, sound-bite, short-clip, digital drivel – we’re buried in a tsunami of information, roiling across the Internet. We’re addicted to Read more...

Will deeper contemplative thinking get us beyond fake news and the illusion of progress? Or are we stuck in the reality of irrational human existence?

By |2017-03-11T14:32:21+00:00February 23rd, 2017|Categories: uncategorized|

Three things you might not know "Intelligence is a type of lethal mutation that threatens the human species ... and the average life span of a species, of the billions that have existed, is about 100,000 years, which is roughly the length of time that modern humans have existed." – Ernst Mayr (1904-2005) "Humans cannot live without illusion. For Read more...

Stand, kneel, sit, jump, run, pass … what difference does nationalism make?

By |2016-12-10T00:40:50+00:00October 17th, 2016|Categories: politics, social, trumpwatch, trumpwatchhome, uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

Are national anthems really about respect? Or repression?   Four things you might not know Patriotism has been recognized since the earliest civilizations but nationalism is a relatively new concept with its origins in the 18th and 19th centuries. Nationalism is a "false consciousness" and nothing more than a well-branded veneer for economic, social and class leverage. Supreme Court Justice Read more...

Michele Bachmann to meet with Dalton McGuinty on how to sign political pledges and lie and get away with it

By |2016-12-10T00:41:45+00:00August 21st, 2011|Categories: uncategorized|

              Michele Bachmann, a GOP candidate for the U.S. Presidency, and Dalton McGuinty, Premier (like a Governor in US) of Canada’s largest Province, Ontario (a little like Texas), have both made pledges to the people and it is rumored that they are getting together to discuss the Read more...

Steven Pressfield’s MUST read book

By |2011-07-21T00:00:44+00:00July 14th, 2011|Categories: uncategorized|

Steven Pressfield has written a book, the War of Art, that every writer should read, from the hardened veterans to the rookie wannabes. In a word, he says it all, "work" ... well, actually he uses several words. It's hard work – really hard – and if you want to be  what he calls a "professional,"  it is incessant work. Read more...

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