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Whitewater

Whitewater

When I started high school, being fond of the outdoors I  joined what was called The Ecology Club. We basically did all sorts of outdoor activities depending on the time of the year. Among other things, I quickly gained a passion for canoeing, especially whitewater canoeing. The academic advisor of the club used to run 10 – ... Read More
This was too beautiful not to share…

This was too beautiful not to share…

I generally don’t comment on politics, well because frankly it disgusts me. But I encountered this, and simply could not resist sharing it! Ku Klux Klan Says It Doesn’t Condone Tea Party or Koran Burning READ THE ARTICLE…
Peace (My 100th post. Woohoo!!)

Peace (My 100th post. Woohoo!!)

The blaring of sirens woke me up again. My first thought was: Damn I could use a bit of peace! My second though was: What exactly IS peace anyway? Time for a new quest!! I went to my neighbor, who has an answer for everything. He and his wife were shouting at each other. Did ... Read More
Ethnocentrism

Ethnocentrism

You are making words up again, aren’t you Steve! Me? Never!! Said with fingers crossed of course. Anyhoo, what the heck is ethnocentrism? To put it bluntly, it is cultural snobbery. The exact opposite of “Why can’t we all just get along?” And sadly … the way of our world. What ARE you blithering on about this ... Read More
Destiny (WARNING! Dry boring stuff today!)

Destiny (WARNING! Dry boring stuff today!)

Everything happens for a reason. Do you believe that? Do I believe that? I am going to attempt to share one of the foundations of my belief system. One that actually defines who I am to myself. I am not usually very good at sharing this specific idea, because in some way the belief goes beyond words. But today ... Read More
Think for yourself

Think for yourself

When I was in college, I attended several very important discussions brought on by recent disturbing events at the school. The discussions were lead by the deans, and had their selection of “experts”. The subject was date rape. At the time a fairly new concept, one not easily defined and considering the subject matter and ... Read More
Live while you are living

Live while you are living

Time is such an interesting phenomenon. It is fundamentally a concept created by humanity to help shape one’s reality; to help one to relate to one’s self and the universe. We are constantly trying to understand it. We created it but may not be clear on what exactly we created. Yet it is pretty much the ... Read More
Another lesson in humility

Another lesson in humility

Most of the things I write kind of create themselves.  I have a thought, and just let it go where it will.  And sometimes what comes out is not bad in my eyes.  Others even seem to enjoy some of these creations.  So it is a bit ironic, not to mention humbling, that the one ... Read More
So you want to change the world?

So you want to change the world?

Any world changing act created by humans started with an idea. So let me present you with an idea.  It is not an original idea.  It has been around for thousands of years, yet somehow humanity as a whole manages to ignore it.  I make no claim to special wisdom because I value this idea, and even ... Read More