Monthly Archives: February 2010

Blissful Disorder

I’m sitting at my desk looking at the piles of papers and books around me and feeling very disorganized. I don’t know why I’m blogging again so soon; it would probably be a more profitable use of my time to … Continue reading

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The Bird Room

How do we describe our thoughts? I often imagine myself in a room with a thousand birds flying in all directions around me, the deafening cacophony of their chirping and screeching reverberating off the walls and ceiling. I’m dwarfed by … Continue reading

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Loners and Stand-Aloners

It makes sense, doesn’t it? Individualism and freedom liberates us from cultural expectations because our culture is, fundamentally, open. We’re a wide-mouthed melting pot that justifies any differences in lifestyle. It’s a don’t ask, don’t tell value system that lifts up the proud American standard of individual independence and freedom to pursue what we think will make us happy. It’s a tough break from the social responsibility and self-sacrifice our independence was purportedly founded on but give us a break! We’re trying to make ourselves happy here! We’ll lend a hand to Haiti and take up collections for Darfur but in our day-to-day existence we’re a country of self-promoting, self-justifying loners. It’s interesting that even in our loneliness we’re not alone; everyone lives in the same state. Continue reading

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Serving God: For Me or For Him?

In 1965, The Rolling Stones sang a song that said, “I can’t get no satisfaction, though I try, and I try, and I try.” Depressing? Of course, they’re rock stars; they don’t have the fulfillment of living for a purpose … Continue reading

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Fact Check?

When I was a teenager, it was my dream to be a journalist. No fluffy, kids stuff for me. No self-proclaimed green-movement mumbo-jumbo either.  I’d planned for years that I’d be a tough, hard-hitting, Lois Lane type, writing Pulitzer-prize-winning articles exposing  corruption … Continue reading

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Hello Time and Imagination… Goodbye Fakebook

I’ve not been writing as often these days. My personal reflections have been kept… well… personal. I still write in my journal but rarely find time. Life is busy and full of distractions, especially if we want it to be. … Continue reading

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