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August 2016

Split Down The Middle

Tweet America is being split down the middle. Those who have, and those who don’t.  Those who are educated, and those who are not.  Those who are black, and those who are white.  Those who believe, and those who do not believe, etc. It as though in the mind of the country there appeared a [...]

Among Neanderthals

Tweet In antediluvian times – going back several hundred thousand years, men and women roamed the landscape – called Neanderthal, not quite human, but a subspecies of the genus Homo, closely related to all of us today.  They led lives obscure until about 30,000 years ago. Then came Cro-Magnon men and women, early modern humans. [...]

Traveling to a New America – PSU & Syria Boy

Tweet Standing on the beautiful Portland State University campus in Portland, Oregon, there is another image that impinges suddenly upon our mind in stark contrast to the serenity and atmosphere of learning found here. A young boy, bloodied, dazed, utterly lost among the carnage of civil war in Aleppo, Syria. Two worlds: One of young [...]

The Religion of the Future

Tweet THE RELIGION OF THE FUTURE The religion of the future must be a religion for all humankind. A religion of no distinctions, men or women, black or white or brown, heterosexual or homosexual, young or old, of whatever ethnicity, background, rich or poor, educated or uneducated, the entire gamut of human beings. A religion [...]

Traveling to a New America -Vancouver, Washington

Tweet Here at the Compass Coffee Shop in downtown Vancouver, Washington. What are people looking for, searching for, in our towns and cities across America? A dream resonant with the latent dreams and possibilities of their own daily lives.  A dream that transcends their ordinary day-to-day struggles to survive, to make money, to pay the [...]

Traveling to a New America – Portland, Oregon

Tweet Portland, Oregon! – Beautiful, blazing skies, and the rumble of excitement in August in a city that is growing and stretching its arms and legs. “Traveling to a New America”, my campaign of meeting people and giving talks in towns and cities all across America, stopped here.  On Portland’s streets, I met and talked [...]

Hitlers, Stalins, and more recent Aspiring Actors

Tweet You have to be amazed sometimes at the shifting political landscape this year, the rage and ranting coming out of the Trump campaign and his followers.  The viciousness and lies keep piling up, the denigration of people, Mexicans, Muslims, women, the disabled, yet, amazingly, a large part of our citizenry still remain insanely attached [...]

Dream Big

Tweet When things look blackest, keep going! Victory always hinges on perseverance, when everything seems lost, when dreams seem to go up in smoke, when you are too tired to take the next step. Keep faith in yourself.  Remain true to your dreams.  Life is testing your resolve. A dream connected to a larger dream, [...]

Trump – Embodiment of the False American Dream

Tweet Donald Trump has emerged as aspirant for the pinnacle of political office in this land of America. Billionaire and television star, he represents the culmination of a long development in the history of the American dream – not the true dream of America, but a false American dream, corrupt and immoral to the core. [...]