Tag Archive | Discrimination

Vulnerability and the road to world peace


Dear readers, People say that the United States is the most powerful nation in the world. Sometimes I feel as if the U.S. is holding back world peace. Being powerful and fearing vulnerability are a tricky and dangerous combination. The United States has over 700 military bases overseas. The rest of the countries of the […]

Power and the new age of the human being


Hello readers, I have always known, felt, and experienced that reality and the world in which we live are so much bigger and more wonderful than we are told as children. As we grow up in this world, we are often taught to think of ourselves as so much less than what we are. We […]

Authentic


Hello readers, I haven’t posted anything recently. My dog accidentally discovered an orphaned kitten in our backyard a little over two weeks ago, and it is amazing how such a small creature can need so much time and care! I like to think about what is going on in the world and about how people […]

Looking inward and getting away from fear


Hello readers, Humans are very emotional creatures. We like to think of ourselves as primarily rational beings, but for most of us, our emotions run the show – whether it be conscious or below the surface of our awareness. In fact, the most logical people who stubbornly assert that they live only by the facts […]

Nanny State: What does this term really mean?


Hello readers, I was recently listening to a BBC program transmitted on National Public Radio about Australia and how the government is increasingly passing legislation to regulate even the smallest aspects of peoples’ lives, including attempting to restrict or ban the use of Vegemite! The announcer used the term “Nanny State” regarding this behavior, and […]

Socialism and America…and what discrimination does to our country


Hello readers, My fifteen year old son introduced me to Bernie Sanders, and I’m guessing he had a good hunch that I would like his ideas about integrity, personal responsibility, the role of government, social justice and accountability of business leaders and government institutions.  To be precise, my son showed me a video clip of […]

Bullying, Poverty, and Chaos: Are We Ready for Wisdom and Compassion?


Hello readers, Over the last few days, I watched two dvd documentaries.  One was called “Bully”, directed by Lee Hirsch, and the other “13 Families: Life After Columbine”, co-directed by Nicole Corbin, Mark Katchur, and Steve Lukanic. I am also currently reading “Fall of Giants” about the First World War, and “The Rich and the […]