The Blank Page

~~~  A great Zen Master traveled with his disciple to the small village that sat in the foot hills below their temple. The student was excited about their visit to the village, as leaving the temple was a rare treat and he longed for this quiet time walking with his Teacher. He was a devoted student … Continue reading

The Blank Page

 A great Zen Master traveled with his disciple to the small village that sat in the foot hills below their temple. The student was excited about their visit to the village, as leaving the temple was a rare treat and he longed for this quiet time walking with his Teacher. He was a devoted student and … Continue reading

Timing is Everything

We seem to have many swing states in the midst of great debate over the requirement for photo IDs in order to vote. It seems to mirror our important American tenet of democracy stating, “one person, one vote”. Any other view on the number of votes an individual can cast would completely undermine a government … Continue reading

3rd Ammendment….Really?!?

Let me start by saying, I fought for the constitution, its amendments, the flag….all that good stuff. But when I was growing up and learning such things in U.S. history class, I think I bought naively into the very general explanation of the 3rd Amendment. It was the easiest to remember; “No soldier shall, in … Continue reading

Political Cynicism – Part III – The System

In order to maintain a readable length for this subject, I will be covering the topic in three parts. Be sure to read “Part I – The Voter” and “Part II – The Politicians” posted previously. The System As shown above, even the best candidates, who hold the highest of ideals and moral character, will … Continue reading

Political Cynicism – Part II – The Politicians

In order to maintain a readable length for this subject, I will be covering the topic in three parts. Be sure to read “Part I – The Voter” and stay tuned for “Part III – The System” to be posted in the very near future. The Politicians The problem with politicians existed since the first … Continue reading

The Law Is The Law And Money Talks

We elect individuals to represent us in our government. They can be any gender, race, religion, political party, or other demographic subdivision.  They can support or undermine what we as individual citizens believe are the necessary changes to improve and/or maintain the stability in our country and, by extension, our rights as American citizens. They … Continue reading

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