11/26/13 The year is rapidly coming to a close and it has come to my attention that my tax filing status is not optimal. Therefor I am now taking matrimonial applications. Please form an orderly queue to the left, I'll be with you momentarily.
11/03/13 We construct our knowledge, beliefs, personality, ideology, expectations, etc one experience at a time. We are influenced by different situations, some of which we embrace and others we shun. At any given point in our lives we will be seen as as good, evil, likable, distant, pleasant, powerful, useless, promising and so on.
Eventually we will have an experience that shakes our foundation in some way and we question our social status, religion, political beliefs, maybe even heritage, ultimately "Who we are". We then have the choice, do we discount this new information because it does not fit? Do we dismantle the building blocks that lead up to the discrepancy? Can we even identify those building blocks or do we abandon all beliefs and start from scratch? Is our character fragile so we have no choice but to freeze, requiring someone who cares (or in some cases someone who does not) to redirect us to their vision of where we should be going?
11/03/13 How do others know who we are? How do they, or can they, relate what they see in us today to those experiences? And can they even understand our basic soul that can override the common reaction to a good, or bad, experience in a way that they couldn't experience?
I regularly encounter people who frame events and others through their own experience base, their own beliefs, their own reality. The word "sustainable"is thrown about regularly as is the word "fair", yet we rarely if ever hear these words from the perspective which removes beliefs, ideologies, politics, and especially technologies. It's now common to hear articles or quotes from "Thought Leaders" of today. While most have been successful at something, who granted them authority outside their specialty? And if their specialty isn't something we deem valuable why would we give them any credibility at all?
08/30/13 Genesis 3:24 So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubims, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life.
Lots of speculation on the interpretation of this. The only example of a flaming sword I can think of would be a light saber, and the only Cherubim like character wielding such would be Yoda. QED.
04/13/13 When you're looking for someone to share your life with do you find the person that will give you the life you're looking for or the person you want to be with regardless of what life brings?