I enjoy having a conversation with someone. Now when I say “conversation,” I’m not talking about a discussion on which flavor of ice cream is better (it’s chocolate, by the way). I’m talking about an actual, civil debate in which two or more people can disagree on something and still talk about it in a … More Donuts and Indifference
“Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it. Do not believe in anything simply because it is spoken and rumored by many. Do not believe in anything simply because it is found written in your religious books. Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders. Do … More Buddhist philosophy in a society of scared sheep
Nearly everything in today’s world is eventually turned into a political issue. Hell, even jumbo Dr. Peppers have made it into a recent NYC policy. But when it comes to certain issues, people bring religion into the political picture. Gay marriage is among those issues. Now I want to preface this by saying that I … More Civil Rights and Cheesecake
I usually don’t know what to say when I first start out writing about something. I fumble around the keys and delete more than my share of paragraphs and sometimes pages of words before I come up with anything that I remotely believe to be an intelligible thought process. And, even after all that, I … More Educated minds and an ethos of hate.
In 1952, 61,552 popular votes were made, and in 2008, 131,407 were cast. I wonder if that number will go up, since 67 million people watched the first Presidential Debate. Will those people use their right and their knowledge of our candidates and of the issues they’ve debated? Will they go cast their vote? According … More Do Your Research
“Are you a Democrat or Republican?” This is typically the first question I’m asked when I start discussing politics with someone. While it’s offensive that they don’t include other parties in their question (that’s another post for another day), I never have an answer. I don’t claim to be a part of any political party, … More Make Decisions, Not Stereotypes