". . . only to the extent that you buy into the lie that moderation is the same as ambivalence. Many people actually believe that there are reasonable limits to the appropriateness and feasibility of any political position or policy direction.…"
"Iron sharpens iron." A place for men to impact each other by debate and exchange of ideas. This is a group where no ideas are off limits. If your motto is, "I never talk about politics or religion," this group is probably not for you. A "gym" for thinkers.See More
"It is commendable that private schools have addressed the economic and racial/ ethnic elitism prevalent in the past (See Preparing for Power, by Cookson). I have read a few studies showing this trend among private schools. However,…"
"I don't remember my father being shirtless - he died when I was 8. However, my older brothers would work outside without shirts whenever the weather and the activity was suitable. Even though I was a fat kid, I also learned to go…"
"No need for apology. I am aware of the assumption you made. It was not whether I am employed in public education, but rather that the kind of my employment is an important vested interest. The point I make in my previous response,…"
"No! Public education offers more than an educated public. The interaction across narrow categories of race, class, gender, and any other demographic is the strength of public education. To the extent that some demographic groups recuse…"
"The hypocrisy of this is that Bogart (like any movie star) had a team of stylists who put his "manly" style together and dressed him in it. He probably spent as much time in the make-up chair to go into public as some brides on their…"
"I don't even understand this OP. How do you forget your goals? It sounds to me like you're talking about dreams and wishes - those are easily laid aside. But to be a goal, you must be moving toward it or at least know…"
Faith and faithfulness; Living a good simple life; Becoming the man of God's dreams.
Gardening, Fitness, Dogs (particularly labs), and the less popular sports like lacrosse and rugby.
I read more short stories than novels. I like historical fiction, memoirs, and (auto)biographies.
I love movies. Have recently discovered the Criterion Collection -- a list of must-see exemplary films.
1980's and early 1990's.
I am learning more about jazz and the blues.
In the end, we shall have had enough cynicism and skepticism and humbug, and we shall want to live life more musically. --Vincent van Gogh
I have learned to give not because I have much, but because I know the feeling of not having. --Unknown
Tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow creeps in this petty pace from day to day, to the last syllable of recorded time. And all our yesterdays have lighted fools the way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle. Life is but a walking shadow, a poor player that struts and frets his hour upon the stage, and then is heard no more. It is a tale told by an idiot full of sound and fury signifying nothing. --Shakespeare's MacBeth
Philippians 2:12b "continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling"
Acts 10:15 & Acts 11:9 ‘Do not call anything impure that God has made clean.’
"Not "other people". "ALL other people". ALL who have EVER lived. Not one single exception. 108,000,000,000 people have lived. ZER0 have not died. Subtract the 7,000,000,000 currently alive if you like. 101,000,000,000 to 0.
"It does, but reality happens every second of every day. Why assume that perfection is not possible? You have that idea in your mind but you do not question it. You have only one life to live, why can't it be in paradise? If not now, then make…"
Hi all,Have been thinking of relationships recently and as I didn't grow up with happily married parents I didn't have a good role model to understand what they are about.But a theory I have is that a relationship is not so much about the person you are together with, it's more about having a commitment to the relationship itself. So it doesn't matter so much whether your wife annoys you or pleases you, whatever happens you are committed to the idea of being togeher and forming this…See More
"I see some readers would like a shorter version. Okay, to summarize, basically if you could create your own paradise, what would it be like? And, do you genuinely think you know yourself well enough to know what that paradise really would…"
"Your argument collapses if I never die though right? And since, I have never before been dead, why should I assume that I will? Just because other people have? I am my own individual, all that is, exist because I have perceived it to…"
"Thank you sir. I do strive to be original. Frankly, many of the posts I have read seem rather mundane and petty, some of them. I think it is important to question one's sense of reality, as it can lead to greater insight into what this all…"