We know we need to do something about climate change. We've known it to some extent for at least 50 years. And yet, little seems to be changing in regards to our cultural habits. Sure, we're recycling more, we might insulate our homes better, and the auto industry is moving toward electric cars. But at … Continue reading Are we too far gone? Can coffee help?
We aren't surprised anymore at the back-and-forth nature of American politics. In fact, the pendulum swings in large part because of the Founders' intention. Amid the Enlightenment, the US founding fathers saw great depravity in man, and built a system that was (hopefully) able to account for the fickle nature and swollen egos of individual … Continue reading Pride Came before the Fall, in 2016 and in 2020.
Evil (adj): morally reprehensible; arising from actual or imputed bad character or conduct Merriam-Webster This weekend, I was planning on joining protests in Denver. I didn't know exactly where they were or when they'd be, so I asked Dakota Patton, my friend since high school, about it. His picture was recently featured in The Coloradoan … Continue reading Racism is evil. Let’s allow it now to die.
"It began to seem that the rise in economic growth may be matched only by the rise in greater technology. We were headed to Mars, headed to a future of electric, self-driving cars and flourishing next-gen metropolises..."
I can already taste it on my tongue, that which I often indulge is somehow ever-present in my senses. Before the act of my decision a decision's been made; an outcome decided. And yet I may rage against it, if I foolishly so decide. There are things in this reality which may seem absurd, insensible, … Continue reading Already
"Rise, O man..."
"For this reason, hope yet lives, even as a scattering of the nation is promised."
"Belief is difficult these days. It’s much easier to be a skeptic, about everything, than to say anything with certainty. Why is that? Do we have less faith than previous generations, less trust, less willingness to fall in line? Possibly. But surely it’s deeper than that..."
When the air is frozen in time, the birds must move to stay alive, smoke still rises. When sounds travel a little and die, muted by their universal grave, smoke still rises. Mountainous walls send back their rejoinder, of peace, of hard-scrabble-life, fire sustains and heat endures-- Indeed, smoke still rises.
"Humility is not thinking less of yourself, it's thinking of yourself less." This was supposedly said by CS Lewis. You can find the attributions to him all over the internet. Like with many oft-quoted sayings though, the attribution appears false. When I first heard the quote, I liked it somewhat. Good food for thought. But … Continue reading A quick thought on humility