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I Play the Harmonica

Playing harp touches my soul, I connect to the seamless... [more]
  • I Want to Live In a Cabin

    Making My First Log Cabin From Scratch I have always wanted to build a log cabin.  As a child in fifth grade I literally dreamed of going to a remote wooded wilderness and carving a cabin from the woods and living off the land.  Needless… [more]
  • I Think Christianity Has Serious Problems

    Bible Camp Night Sweats I was raised by a staunch Babtist. Every summer I was carted off to bible camp for two weeks. The camp was actually fun, but each evening we were herded into the camp chapel and told horror stories … [more]
  • I Am Spiritual But Not Religious

    Choose Life, not Religion I have always doubted all religion. C'mon, magical stories, demons, gods and angels. Is this stuff any different than Harry Potter? Everyone can easily see the silliness of someone else's superstitiou… [more]
  • I Support Ron Paul For President

    Ron Paul A True Statesman With Integrity I'm concerned about the detention provisions in the defense authorization bill and other losses of civil liberties over the past few years. So I'm closely following the Republican Presidential Prima… [more]
  • Choose Life

    Posted on: April 23rd, 2012 at 10:52PM

    Posted on Oct 25th, 2007An Agnostic's Search for God This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.  Dalai Lama Does religion and dogma serve as a foundation for rational life?  What is the impact of religious teaching and thought upon society and our personal effectiveness?  Many say this is simply beyond polite discussion, a personal matter not open to dialogue.  I intend to flagrantly violate that unwritten prohibition.  I ask that you accept my good intention in this endeavor on faith.  However, I encourage you to read and challenge my loosely connected and at times poor… [more]

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  • A New Paradigm for the World

    Posted on: April 25th, 2012 at 1:51AM

    You are Smarter Than You Think  November 6, 2006 Within your mind is a bank of biological electro-chemical supercomputers that would make Cray Computer Corporation envious.  Your brain has over 100 billion neurons, each with phenomenally more processing speed and power than the fastest supercomputer in existence today.  Each neuron is essentially a microscopic computer processor; each neuron has the added advantage of being connected to 10,000 other neurons.  For anyone with computer experience, imagine the power of ten thousand Cray supercomputers as parallel processors to solve equations, do weather simulation, flight simulations, and solve mathematical formulas.  Now imagine that power mu… [more]

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  • Respect Differing Opinion

    Posted on: April 25th, 2012 at 1:33AM

    Posted on Jan 13th, 2007 On my drive home today, I started thinking about my various posts and started analyzing my statements in them. It is interesting the number of statements I make that start with “I believe”. I just more fully realized that whenever I get to “I believe”, I cut off further discussion. Ive got the answer, just listen to me! I interrupt, I can be rude, arrogant even, and I don't learn anything!  I feel very favorable about my ideas as I understand them and sometimes that slows my evolution. Enlightenment is about seeing things in a new light. In one of his books, Steven Covey says, “Seek first to understand and then to be understood.” When I take a rigid position, I often… [more]

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  • Paradigm Reflection

    Posted on: December 8th, 2013 at 12:13PM

    This originally was a letter to a very dear lifelong friend I reconnected with recently.  I thought perhaps I’d share it.  It’s really just about deciding to walk regularly the day before your 60th birthday 60 doesn't feel much different, than 59, or even 18 for that matter.  I started walking yesterday just a short walk, but up and down the old sledding hill.  I used to come here in high school to train by running the hill.  I'm smart enough to know better than to try that now though.   The thing about personal change that is important is patience.  I've read that it takes 21 days to establish a new habit.  We spend a great deal of time worrying about bad habits, but don't realize the cure … [more]

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