Moving Beyond The Hierarchy

We assume our way of life in 2018; one of governments and states, and the endless media coverage of their every detail are the pinnacle of civilized existence. We depend on these hierarchies to delivery us from evil or whatever else ails us. I suppose we believe this since that’s all any of us have … Continue reading Moving Beyond The Hierarchy

Moving Beyond The Movement

Well here it is, May of 2018, and we're six months away from the mid-term elections. We have descended into Dante's Hell of campaign missives. All news is to now to be framed in a political narrative - yet none of it is really informing us to make better decisions at the polls. Combine this … Continue reading Moving Beyond The Movement

New Power! Using Those In The Streets To Make Change

Since Donald Trump has taken office, we've seen the streets of America come alive in ways we haven't since the Vietnam protests of the '60s. Last year millions protested in the #MeToo movement and for the rights of women. This year we've seen the students of #NeverAgain take their turn in like numbers to protest … Continue reading New Power! Using Those In The Streets To Make Change

Hobbes, Hume … and Healthcare

A recent 60 Minutes episode on the Stoneman Douglas leaders of the #neveragain movement included a discussion with Emma Gonzales' mother. We stand behind her, Emma's mother's friends said. "You go out and get that law changed. But where are we - we should have done this 20 years ago." - was the elder Gonzales' … Continue reading Hobbes, Hume … and Healthcare

The Evolution of the Theory of Evolution

Darwinism and the Paradox of Altruism During the mid 1800s Charles Darwin upended both the scientific and religious worlds by releasing his seminal theory on biological evolution. Darwinism states that all species of organisms arise and develop through the natural selection of small, inherited variations that increase the individual's ability to compete, survive, and reproduce. Since … Continue reading The Evolution of the Theory of Evolution

Rhizomes and Front Porches: “A Cure for Societal Dysfunction”

"Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises." Demosthenes In my last post, "Recognizing the Problem," I vented my frustration, dismay and utter anger over the current political situation in the United States. But if I lived somewhere else, such as Great Britain, I'm sure my response would be similar. Regardless of the geography … Continue reading Rhizomes and Front Porches: “A Cure for Societal Dysfunction”

Life during Trump, Part 1: “Recognizing the Problem”

“The mind…can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven.” ― John Milton It's hard for people to empathize with you when you're going through chemo. I'm not looking for sympathy and I'm not saying people don't try. It's just one of those tough subjects. There's always that specter of death that hangs over the conversation. This possible prognosis, correct or not … Continue reading Life during Trump, Part 1: “Recognizing the Problem”