Monthly Archive: July 2016


Walking Dead

Having been sick for over a week, I did what all distraction obsessed Americans do. I  binged on Netflix. I hadn’t seen it beforehand  but am now on season 4 of  “The Walking Dead. ” If you have better things to do or live under a rock, here is the two-cent synopsis. There is a worldwide plague. When anyone dies, they wake up with one desire, to eat people. Since everyone is surprised that the dead walk and are hungry for the living and their guts, many humans die right off the bat.  And the hits keep coming. The visuals...


Hold On

I have this strange habit of needing to define things for what they are not before I can understand what they really are. A friend asked me, “You seem to know what you don’t like, what do you like?” I imagine I lived too long in defining emotional issues for what I wanted them to be instead of what they really are. Now, instead of asking, what is it? I ask the opposite.  Whatever. I guess my brain works backwards. The big subject of hope came up shortly after the whopper of forgiveness. I’ve seen it called a “waking dream,” a...


It’s Complicated

Classical education comprises three stages of development; the Grammar stage, the Logic stage and the Rhetoric stage.  Put simply, the grammar stage is learning the vocabulary of a subject.  Learning  is much more manageable when using this process. On the subject of forgiveness, if you put a hundred theologians, psychologists, counselors, monks (you know what I mean) in a room together and ask them about forgiveness, you will get a hundred different opinions. Google forgiveness and you will get the usual suspects. Links that tell you that you must forgive because: You are strong. You deserve peace. It leads to understanding....