About Me, If You Really Want To Know
First post - wow, and I've owned my own name as a domain for a year now. Time to get started. I am a progressive liberal, bought up in the Christian tradition but leaning now toward a universalism type of belief. This blog will cover just about anything I'm thinking about at the time. It might be science, philosophy, religion, politics, health, and/or humor. I truly will take well-presented refutations into the constantly-changing shaping of my opinions. I would describe myself as being intelligent, but un-motivated to the point of self-sabotage. This public journaling of my thoughts and efforts to improve my life and to positively impact others by being a better person is my attempt to heal, and grow, and be happy. I have my own trolls, God help me, and I'm not asking so much. My sense of humor is a little wicked at times - I will surely post screen caps of "discussions" on Facebook and Twitter that disturb or amuse me. I encourage comments, but will immediately remove spam. I honestly don't know that anyone will ever read any of this. My thoughts are neither pearls before swine or bread on the waters. I just want to throw a little love out there, along with some questions. "It takes considerable knowledge just to realize the extent of your own ignorance." Thomas Sowell
I had a glass heart that broke so long ago. the edges of the pieces are worn smooth, like beach glass. Rounded edges do not fit tightly together. I must get the edges back again.
I spend all night and all day staring at computer screens and I have been doing that since probably before you were born.
Sometimes difficult, but always bubbly. A dichotomy? Hurray!
You'd be surprised sometimes.
Rants, Raves, Meaderings, and Hoodad
There are 10,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 atoms in a human body (give or take). There are sub-atomic particles that make up those atoms. We breathe in and eat and otherwise consume atoms in the forms of molecules, and then release them by breathing out or otherwise excreting them. Those atoms may become part of the air another breathes, Read more about God is a Gluon[…]
I’m reading the stories about the dad who killed his twin daughters, and then shot the mom but let her live, saying that he wanted her to suffer like he did. He killed himself. I’m reading the comments on these stories, saying things like “he will burn in hell forever” and “selfish coward” and “evil Read more about Healing Conquers Punishment[…]
If any of you know me at all from Facebook, you know that I often speak out about systemic racism. I do what I can when I can. And there are so many things that just break my heart. This is one of them. Seen on Twitter, a clip from the TV show “Blackish”. This Read more about The Sad but Understandable Resignation of Blacks to Trump[…]
Patience is a virtue. Understanding the concept of karma means that you understand concepts of physics – “For every action there is an equal an opposite reaction.” – but you also understand a bit of quantum theory – that time is an artificial construct – so that you realize that you may not experience the Read more about Patience vs. the Internal Scorecard[…]
I had someone I had befriended, helped, encouraged, and supported disappoint me. Called me a hippo to boot. You know what? I ended that completely to my satisfaction. This is how I feel: Hippos can be beautiful, too. And if your inside is ugly, nothing you do makes you beautiful.