“There’s no time for us. There’s no place for us. What is this thing that builds our dreams, yet slips away from us? Who wants to live forever? (An excerpt of a song written by Brian May, in 1986, for the movie, Highlander). The song was destined to be performed by a musical legend, the […]
Why I write articles and what I want from you.
I write two Blogs. Travelinggump.com and Thesunflowermuse.com. The first, mostly for travel and travel tips/ideas, the second, for opinions, thoughts and articles about our social condition. I post on Twitter, Instagram, WordPress and Facebook. Three sites are “blowing up” (Instagram, WordPress and Twitter) with followers. Facebook is “meh” and I would like that to improve. […]
The ACLU, Why Aren’t You A Member?
Author’s note: The mere mention of the “ACLU” evokes strong emotions in many. Writing this article is akin to a doctor’s physical; not pleasant but necessary. I ask you to open your mind for just a minute and then let me know what you think. Before you throw your phone or computer across the room, […]
Winners and Losers? Wow, did I miss the mark…
I recently wrote an article, “Winners and Losers. The intellectual cost of labels”, in which I attempted to make the point that “labels” are dangerous to our intellectual development. I received some interesting responses: “This is a very Liberal article” and “if everyone is being told that being second is of no consequence, why would they ever strive to […]
Winners and Losers. The Intellectual Cost of Labels
The word’s “win” and “lose” frustrate me. They are a leash about our necks, restraining us from any forward momentum. These two verbs do more to hinder the intellectual growth of humanity than most people would ever imagine. Pause for a moment and think about that. Those two words are at the core of how we define […]
On The Lighter Side…
I saw this and was deeply moved…
Humanity, Violence and The Serengeti
Like many others, I’m struggling with the “why” regarding the recent shooting in Las Vegas. Why did he do it? Was he crazy, angry, frustrated or all/none of the above? Was there a latent issue, perhaps a medical condition that caused him to take this action? The general consensus, at this point, is that he […]
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