Death and Life in a Hospital

I wonder if many people still name their children after the great men and women of the past or have modern historians  poisoned that well too. I named my daughter after Theodore Roosevelt not so much for his policies (some of which I disagree with) but in honor of his zest for life and fearlessness…

When I Die I Want to See the Passenger Pigeons

I wonder if it’s wise to tell children they’re murderers. Are important lessons learned when teachers (almost like gods) insinuate that parents and grandparents killed the passenger pigeon? When I was seven I discovered the menace I was to the world–not just me, but my parents, my uncles and even my recently deceased grandparents. I…

Play Date at the Zoo; The Sad Tale of Ota Benga

Ota Benga lived in a cage at the Bronx Zoo with the monkeys in 1906 and became a hugely popular exhibit as proof of evolution. Ota was a Pygmy from the Congo when the Congo was the playground and money making property of King Leopold of Belgium. The pygmies were competitors in the ivory trade…

Humility in the Gene Pool Jukes

Have you ever been tolerated? It’s not quite like being loved, is it? Toleration is clenched teeth and the inability to even look at the person without having your blood boil. What a strange thing to teach our kids. What about love? The reason some of us hate the Bible (if we’ve ever bothered to…

“I had motive for not wanting the world to have a meaning; consequently assumed that it had none, and was able without any difficulty to find satisfying reasons for this assumption. The philosopher who finds no meaning in the world is not concerned exclusively with a problem in pure metaphysics, he is also concerned to prove that there is no valid reason why he personally should not do as he wants to do, or why his friends should not seize political power and govern in the way that they find most advantageous to themselves. … For myself, the philosophy of meaninglessness was essentially an instrument of liberation, sexual and political.” Aldous Huxley

It’s Not Your Fault That You’re Evil–Or Is It?

I was going to write about a charming little bookstore I visited recently, but then I happened upon the horrifying photos of beheaded Christian children still in their adorable kid clothes. I really wanted to just escape back into the past or at least into a charming bookstore. I wanted to flip through books that…

Light Manipulator Aquarian Alert

Menlo Park on New Year’s Eve 1880, a crowd of 3,000 people gathered in awe. Edison, the worker of miracles, had triumphed. Historian and author Carolyn Marvin says, “Victorians saw the electric light and the effect of electricity (or ‘the lightning’) as having an almost religious power. Edison was both godlike, because he could manipulate…

Creation’s Magic Numbers–Every Link New Fascinations

Golden Ratio in Art: http://www.goldennumber.net/botticelli-birth-venus-golden-ratio-art/ Golden Ratio in Nature: http://io9.com/5985588/15-uncanny-examples-of-the-golden-ratio-in-nature Golden Ratio in Creation: http://lucas2012infos.wordpress.com/2012/08/19/the-golden-ratio-fingerprint-of-god-19-august-2012/ Golden Ratio in Music: http://www.constructingtheuniverse.com/Amen%20Break%20and%20GR.html Golden Ratio in Physics: http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v464/n7287/full/464362a.html

Photographs Like Tombstones Scattered On My Desk

What if the most rational, natural thing is that there is a god who created everything? What if the notion that God is dead is the big lie? What if there is a purpose for our life and it’s bigger than our seemingly natural desires? What if every person that ever lived, for however long…