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Two sons were born in China…

In 1893 a son was born to a well-off farmer in Shaoshan, China. Ten years later and 800 miles away, a son was born to an officer in theĀ Imperial Customs Service. In 1952 their paths crossed and the farmer’s son ordered the officer’s son arrested and jailed for the rest of his life. The charges … Continue reading

Save Thousand$-Go to Yale for Free

How is your week going? Good I hope. I had to tear out the shower thing today and I’m all worn out. I don’t understand it, I went to the gym twice, why am I not in good shape? šŸ™‚ Have you heard of Yale Open Courses? They are 40 minute videos of actual classes … Continue reading

Mother Earth is Pregnant

“Walk lightly in the spring-mother earth is pregnant”-Kiowa The metaphor of the earth as our mother is ancient-and carries deep truth if you think about it. Our bodies are literally made from the dust of the earth and our lives are maintained by what she produces, like breast milk for an infant. The ancient stories … Continue reading

Remember This. This is Life.

My father was the son of a Polish serf. I don’t know if we humans really have a collective unconscious memory of things our ancestors experienced, but I suspect we have something like that. We still find a campfire relaxing, even if it’s just in a living room fireplace, we still like waterfront homes, even … Continue reading

Food Karma

Do you like meeting new people from exotic lands? Do you like learning what they eat, what they believe and how they have fun? I do, which is one reason I’m glad we are a nation of immigrants. Without immigrants, we’d all be eating boiled beef and dancing the minuet. Bor-ing. I spent several years … Continue reading

We Shall Overcome and Here is Why

You just can’t keep a good Homo sapiens down, I tell you. On Twitter I often see people are…discouraged is too mild a word…how about hopeless and panicked? The human race is doomed, if the terra-ists don’t get us, the global warming will and there’s nothing we can do to stop the One World Government … Continue reading

To Your Mental Health!

How is your week going? Good, I hope. I have a theory that most people are tired and stressed and can’t handle any more negative news. What do you think? Since I want to be helpful, I try not to put any negative news on this blog. I put it on my other blog, Truthscooper. … Continue reading

Is the Bible True? Part 1: Daffodils

Seems like a simple question, but for some reason it generates enough heat to power a continental electrical grid. What do we mean by true, anyway? Since the 1700s, we have adapted new standards for “true.” We now mean true according to historical and scientific standards, in other words, standards which we ourselves invented to … Continue reading

Miracles are all around us

Einstein said we can choose to live like nothing is a miracle or everything is a miracle. I never had any problem with miracles as reported in the Bible, for example, on the basis of the fact that by definition, God can do anything. Anything. Rationalists say God cannot do anything that defies the laws … Continue reading

Humbaba is Coming! What will you do?

What would you do if a hideous, powerful monster was coming to attack your neighborhood? First, a motherly word of advice: Never fall asleep listening to the Epic of Gilgamesh. That’s what I did last night and woke up with a nightmare. What brought that on? Could it have been Humbaba? Gligamesh, king of Uruk, … Continue reading