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Retired, reformed capitalist, recovering consumer, artist, self-published poet, spiritual growth and animal rights advocate, Lutheran seminary graduate and Reiki master - originally from New Jersey, now living near the great urban experiment called Detroit with wife, dog and cat.
The Keystone Cops-like administrative ineptitude demonstrated by the Trump administration in its first 60+ days has been staggering. Trump is plainly in over his head. One can just imagine him in cabinet meetings daydreaming about hotels and golf courses
Friday, March 24, 2017(2 comments)
Ryancare Revealed (Cartoon)
Cartoon commentary on the Republican plan to replace Obamacare. Whatever the stated intended goal, one thing should be clear - it's not to provide adequate health care for all Americans. It's sole purpose is to further enrich corporate coffers. After all, the free market cures all ills.
Conservatives Fiddle While America Burns
Comment on a recent newspaper editorial that missed an opportunity to confront the real issues we're facing as a country. In so doing, it used a common conservative tactic of attempting to divert attention from the present by re-introducing the past.
A Myth in Pursuit of Happiness
The quest for material wealth is a misdirected attempt to obtain the most basic of human needs: love and security. The myth suggests that these needs can be satisfied by having lots of money. However, this is based on two mistaken beliefs. First, wealth doesn't guarantee being genuinely loved by anyone. Second, it assumes that just having enough money can guarantee safety and security.
The Christian Church In America is Dead - Donald Trump's Election Proves It!
The Christian church in America is dead. The ultimate proof? How else could Donald Trump, a candidate who so clearly embodies anti-christian beliefs and attitudes be elected President in what is proclaimed to be a "Christian" country?
The Church is left with a choice. Either upgrade its software (mythology) to become more user friendly (relevant), or stay with a comfortably familiar but no longer effective way of healing
Long as You Buy, Big Food Doesn't Care If You Live or Die
The agriculture, dairy, food processing and retail industries only care about squeezing out every penny of profit - at the expense of the public's physical, emotional and spiritual health. The consumer's health and happiness are of no concern, despite the industry propaganda.
The Alarm From Easter Island
The story of Easter Island provides a clear warning about the exploitation of cultural and environmental resources.
Friday, February 21, 2014(4 comments)
In Awe of The Ordinary
Awe is a feeling that comes from a mysterious place deep within the heart and soul. There, we connect with that which is beyond description and understanding - something that can ony be felt - something that can be shared, but not explained.
Monday, April 8, 2013(1 comments)
We've Been Converted!
Introduction to a personal blog that tracks the author's experience with learning how to implement a nutrarian life style and diet, as prescribed by Dr. Joel Fuhrman.
The Religious Right? Wrong!
A look at the motivation and effect of radically conservative Christian ideology on current American political and social policy.
Friday, January 13, 2012(4 comments)
The Great American Money Myth
A discussion of the fallacies surrounding the concept of wealth in America, with the central premise that the possibility of becoming wealthy as it is held out to the average American is a willful deception .