Category Archives: Essay

Tao Riffs

I can’t say I’m a religious person, though I can find things I admire in some people who follow a specific religion. I do like reading the Tao Te Ching (The Way Integrity Book) and trying to glean insights into my life in it’s passages. I know there a people who have studied the authorship […]

Taking Time to Cry

The way forward is a mystery. If someone pretends to know, listen for the con. They lie to themselves first, then to anyone who will listen. Their lies will tell you what you want to hear. There was once a country which we believed, was good and kind and just. We believed it sought equality […]

Taking Time to Cry

The way forward is a mystery. If someone pretends to know, listen for the con. They lie to themselves first, then to anyone who will listen. Their lies will tell you what you want to hear. There was once a country which we believed, was good and kind and just. We believed it sought equality […]

Love

Any relationship is like looking into a very obscure mirror. Any anger and resentment we feel toward the other person is really anger and resentment we feel towards ourselves. It this is a very difficult truth to see. We do not want to see, so we hold onto our resentments and our angers because we […]

Justice

“Justice” as a movie theme has always been a big deal. The plot of nearly every western goes something like this; a great injustice happens in some small town where people are either unsympathetic toward bringing justice or they are held captive by fear of the town bully, soon the hero comes along and after […]

Freedom

Freedom, wealth, power; three sounds, three combinations of letters, which are vague illustrations of the same thing. They differ in usage and the feelings they inspire in people, but the essence of the thing remains the same. If one were to draw a picture of the entire human experience and then circle small areas of […]

Proposed Political Words

Tax Shifting– Definition- Whenever someone claims to “cut” taxes this is actually what they are doing. Society has chosen the public services it wants, and are expected, rarely are these services actually reduced. Instead the people who pay for them changes when taxes are “cut”. The last 35 years is an excellent example. The wealthiest […]

Racism

While certain groups of people use the words “Government” and “Taxes” as a weapon to block rational discussion. Generally, a very different group of people use “Racism” for the same reason. I am not contesting the fact that “racism” as the word is used does in fact exist. Certainly people who see their “race” as […]

Taxes

Give me a kingdom to lord over. Only then can I feel complete. Only then can I feel the whole world sees my greatness. Only then can I know the comfort and security I deserve. Keep me above the roiling waves of poverty and poor health. Money divides us and misplaces value on our humanity. […]

Government

Can we as a community do something collectively? Can we build something that benefits us all and that we can all share in? Can we take pride in something we built together? Must we monetize everything, breaking it up into smaller parts and selling it to the highest bidder? Must our community always be defined […]