Community | Culture

A Nation’s Character

“Our nation will not survive as we know it without an engaged and committed population.” – Dan Rather, What Unites Us “Once a belief is successfully dressed up as truth… we feel justified in whatever moral judgement or decision we render. When we detect no problem in our moral machinery, we see no reason to…

Culture | History

America Will Fix Itself

Yesterday was ugly in America, and there will be more ugly days ahead. Angry, misguided people tend to lash out, especially when emboldened in a mob and spurred on by an orange tyrant. America was slapped across the face and abused, but she’s rising up and fixing the demons that haunt her. We have a…

Culture

Which Comes First?

Enter first applicant. “You understand that this is a simple test we are giving you before we offer you the job you have applied for?” “Yes.” “Well, what is two plus two?” “Four.” Enter second applicant. “Are you ready for the test?” “Yes.” “Well, what is two plus two?” “Whatever the boss says it is.”…

Travel

Election Day, United States

Polls open at 7 this morning, but I’m awake at 5 AM ready to go. I run through a list of necessary chores like folding laundry and taking the trash bin to the curb for pick-up. Glancing up I see Venus shining through the leftover clouds to remind the waning gibbous moon that it isn’t…

Environmentalism | Poetry

Rise to the Role

Reading history you learn just how violently brutal our ancestors were to each other.  Read about people being drawn and quartered, most famously William Wallace, and you shake your head at the cruelty of the slow death.  Listen to the Hardcore History podcast and every episode is about the brutality of mankind in wars from…