The End is the Beginning

If this truly was supposed to be a year of new beginnings, and everything we practiced up to this point was meant to prepare us for what is to come, then maybe a holistic exegesis is just the thing we need. Maybe, just maybe, it’s time to stop practicing and finally get in the game.

Hate Leads to Suffering

If fear leads to anger, and anger leads to hate, then hate most certainly leads to suffering. For everyone involved. For the one holding onto their hate, most of all. In my second post of this three-part thought train, I discussed how anger leads to hate, and how anger is an evolved manifestation of fear. […]

That Hopey Changey Thing

Remember when Sarah Palin stood up in front of a crowd in 2010 and asked, “How’s that hopey, changey thing workin’ out?” At the time I thought that speech was absurd because if anything stifled the “hope” movement of the Obama era, it was the obstinate Republican Congress. Lately, I have to admit Sarah, it’s been a long road.

Lost in Semantics

I’ve gotten carried away in exchanges with strangers before, and almost instantly regretted it. Not because I think it’s wrong to stand up for things like facts. I got upset with myself because I let people get under my skin. It’s a disservice to myself, to begin with. But it’s also an insult to civil […]

You Know Nothing

One midwesterner’s thoughts on the day after the 2016 Presidential election. For some reason I expected to feel different today. As if I expected, I don’t know, something to happen. Maybe I thought I’d see riots in the streets. Perhaps I assumed the Democrats would be out in force, filing lawsuits in contested states. I […]