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A Piece of Life

The following exchange happened between an unidentified questioner, and an Indian yogi and mystic called Jaggi Vasudev, who is more commonly known as Sadhguru. The questioner asks, “We…

On Human Decency

Author Christopher Hitchens was brilliant with a turn of phrase. In that sense, I often think of him as the C. S. Lewis of antitheism; charming, clever, intelligent,…

Is Evil a Problem to Be Solved?

Another day, another mass shooting. At least this one ended relatively well for the innocent parties involved. My soul is weary of all the violence and unrest going…

An Existential Conundrum

This horrific Waffle House shooting is a textbook example of why we need reasonable gun laws. It’s also is a textbook example of why gun laws aren’t the…

Murders: The Raw Data

I recently came across a post from CBS News called Murder map: Deadliest U.S. Cities in which they present the murder rates in 61 cities and major urban…

A Not So Radical Solution

My heart is breaking along with the rest of the country for the families in Parkland, FL who’ve had to endure such a shocking and senseless tragedy. I’ve…

What’s Wrong With The World?

If you’re like me you find that some days you need a break from the news. I often feel my blood pressure rising as I scan the headlines….

On Falling Apples & Geography

There is certainly some truth to the old saying, “the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree”. Like it’s close cousin, “a chip off the old block”, it…

Is Christmas Real?

In the modern Western world most everyone is familiar with the basic story of Christmas, even if they aren’t Christian. Linus Van Pelt did a pretty good job of…

Three Reasons Grandma Might Hate Me

Grandma called me a simple-minded, boring, little cretin who can’t live without a night light. She told me I take orders from an imaginary sky fairy that tells…

A Moral Inventory

I’ll be honest, things are going to get a little uncomfortable. This is the step in the recovery process where things start to get very real.  It’s a good…

Happy Independence Day

The Prayer in the First Congress Given by Reverend Jacob Duché, Rector of Christ Church of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, September 7, 1774, 9 o’clock a.m. “O Lord our Heavenly Father, high…