Can’t sleep and some thoughts hit me. Since I’m already up I can either let them spin around for hours and keep me awake, or I can quickly jot them down and then go to bed. Not sure where to start, but I’ll lead off with this… I hate people Okay, I don’t really. I […]Read More Sex
Today was a day. I’ve tried keeping a friendship with my ex. I’ve sent a few articles for her perusal. Today I sent an article about the story of Freya and the Brisingamen necklace. Part of me is bothered by Freya allowing herself to be touched, abused, by the dwarfs. I know there are deeper […]Read More Who Dares, Wins
I started running marathons when I was 39. Before then I rarely ran, if ever. I did a marathon because it was on my bucket list of things to do. I’ve logged a lot of miles over the years and really started to hit my stride in the last 2 years. Oddly, it wasn’t until […]Read More Running in a what?
Identity is a word that everyone understands and yet nobody has completely defined. It is like ‘beauty’ or ‘poetry’ in that people can sense when they experience it but can’t seem to put their finger on it. The boundaries are fuzzy, which lends to difficulty in definition. Just look at light. I will not attempt […]Read More What is Identity?
Now the reason I say this is that Christianity has lost its soul. What should be a religion fueling ardent democracy, where a community seeks out a full voicing of its constituents, and where people are quick to ‘turn the other cheek’, where when in doubt the impulse is to stretch out the loaves of bread and fish as far as possible has turned into than to take up arms, background checks and doubting everyone’s integrity. What were the core principles of a New Testament of love and compassion has become enamored with Old Testament spite and jealousy.Read More Gays will save the Christian church
We have constrained our values of what is useful and effective within a context of war to also define what is right and wrong outside of war. The harsh necessities of war have given us our moral guidance as human beings and are limit the natural proclivities of our very nature to the basest level imaginable. Great human souls can indeed wage great war, yet war does not make great souls. If it did we would not have the number of veterans who still struggle with life after war as we do today.Read More Warriors: The Feminine Makes Us Stronger
Mac kills PC in so many areas. I find that my workflow crashes to a halt when I have to go into the office and use their Windows systems. I hesitated in downloading any Microsoft programs onto my Mac because I don’t like anything about them, how they are organized. Even using Excel, which is […]Read More Macwriter
There are times when I am in a military base or organization and when the topic of non-heterosexuals in the military comes up in a group and lots of comments come around. There is generally a lot of hoopla given to some sort of harsh statement as the following: “I don’t want those ‘gays’ seeing […]Read More Gays in the Military
The End of "Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell"? AIR DATE: Wednesday, February 3rd 2010 Mike Francis, writing an Oregonian editorial, said it "reverberated from central Portland to military bases in Iraq and Afghanistan." Last Tuesday night, Barack Obama announced that after promising to do so in his presidential campaign, he’s ready to seek the end of […]Read More Don’t Ask Don’t Tell – gays in the military
Rethinking Masculinity, 2nd Edition: Philosophical Explorations in Light of Feminism (New Feminist Perspectives Series) I’ve read two essays from this book since I bought it yesterday. One essay, on war and aggression, was okay but patchy and with a rambling quality to it. Believe me, I know rambling. Yet another one on violence was […]Read More Thoughts on masculinity and love of violence