Y'all... I think that we, as a society, are in trouble. When we look at human history, for the most part, we see technology advancing very slowly. Suddenly, we hit the back half of the 19th century and it seems like our technological advances begin to grow exponentially. Don't worry, I'm not trying to downplay … Continue reading Could We Be Lazier?
This is going to look like it's a political post. But, I promise you, it's not. This is a post about basic human decency. Or the lack thereof. The other night, I was scrolling through my Facebook feed when I came across this article posted by a local news station. What bothered wasn't so much … Continue reading Seriously Inappropriate Laughter
I've never been accused of being an optimist. And, most of the time, when someone calls me a pessimist, I try to point out that I'm a realist instead. I now realize that only a pessimist will try to call themselves a realist. Maybe that's the way it is. Maybe looking at the world with … Continue reading Love One Another
Imagine, for a moment, that you live in a world that has never seen rain. You're in a landlocked kind of place that isn't anywhere near a significant body of water. And then you hear about this farmer that's building a huge boat in the middle of the desert. How would you respond to something … Continue reading The Big Boat in the Middle of the Desert
It's hard to know how to approach the subject of what it means to be human. For a science fiction writer, it may be easier. Creators in that particular genre are limited only by their imaginations as to the plethora of aliens and creatures to which one can compare humanity. Many people only have the … Continue reading Human
I could air grievances based on the random absurdities I constantly find my life bombarded with. It would be cathartic. But I don't know if that's the right way to do things. So what if I just take a look at myself and examine my own expectations and actions. What is it that I bring … Continue reading Absurd
If you knew of a way to use your estate following your death, to greatly benefit humanity, would you do it and leave only a minimal amount to your family? It's funny that you use the word "estate" to describe anything that will be left behind after I die. I don't have a whole lot. … Continue reading Question of the Week #20