Originally Published February 2018 Can we really declare a winner by unanimous decision when our viewpoints differ so drastically? Is a unanimous decision really so? Or are most members swayed by the strong opinions of a few? Are those most concerned about fighting for what …Read More
Why Are We So Divided?
Originally Published August 2016 It’s an Election Year, and as much as one can try to stay away from the constant “Us vs. Them” headlines, it’s impossible not to consider the options, their potential impact on the future of our country, and the root cause …Read More
Why Does Crime Occur?
Originally published December 29th, 2017. Why does crime occur? Why are people driven to break the law? Why do entire segments of the human population feel the need to step on other humans in order to ‘get theirs’? Is the education system failing us? “When a man …Read More
The Benefits of a Simple Life
A simple life is a good life. Simplicity is something I’ve been striving for, earnestly, for years now. It began during my time in San Diego, where I witnessed just how complex life can become in a relatively short period of time. “Our life is …Read More
Learning To Trust Again
How can one be reasonably monogamous in a world where everybody needs love? How do we differentiate love from lust, from infatuation, from desire, from curiosity, or from simple attraction? So many people on the planet. How do we know when the one is THE …Read More
The Importance of Newness
I’m constantly striving for something new. I’m seriously afflicted with “the grass is always greener on the other side” syndrome. Why do we struggle to find happiness and contentment in our routines? Is it good, bad, or simply the truth that so many young people …Read More
What Can Be Gained By Force?
We are so quick to praise the use of force to control people. And to “attempt” to force nature under our control. It is in Nature that the futility of our attempts at control seems to manifest most powerfully. People are more easily controlled. Mass …Read More
An Essay On Einstein and Life
Many folks argue that Einstein is one of the smartest men in history. But what is to be made of history’s best? For every Einstein, how many extremely intelligent and influential men and women have been forgotten by the pages of history? Who has written …Read More
My Inner Dialogue
Originally Published in February of 2016 I can’t wait for spring and summer. Springs means graduation. Spring means freedom. Summer means exploration. Self-exploration. Nature exploration. Exploration of the people and world around me, both near and far. I really don’t think I could be much …Read More
How Would I Like To Be Remembered?
Written in January 2017 I’d like my life to remind people of the value of always being open to new experiences. If it kills me, so it goes. Life is here to be lived. Now, I don’t consider myself a thrill-seeker. But I also don’t …Read More
Choose Your Health
Written in February 2016. Health before productivity. Choose your health. This sentiment has been lost in the corporate shuffle that is our modern world. We are witness to the workaholic CEO that says, “I would work 30 hours a day if it were possible.” Whoa! Really! …Read More
Written in January 2016 It’s been nearly two months since we high-tailed it out of Truckee to beat an impending winter storm. In that time we’ve visited with friends and family in Monterey, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Malibu, Los Angeles, Ramona, and Palm Desert. …Read More