An African Story I’ve Never Told

The sweat of Africa. Only those who have been in a mud hut understand. It is simply hot, or the most deadly combination of all, it is both hot and humid, like in the rain forests of Ivory Coast. The goal is to sleep with not one piece of skin on your body touching another,…

Well, That Wasn’t Real Marxism?

The arrogance of the modern Socialist is that they truly believe they are better people, less corruptible by power and selfishness, than anyone else. I don’t believe this about myself, nor anyone proposing to force something on me for my own good. This is why I fear deep power in Government. Then, I see how…

Why The Free Press Isn’t Free – Fear!

Kennedy had it right! The #FreePress protest is hypocritical. They really don’t like the same scrutiny they dish out. The press is not above examination. I know it hurts because journalists have rarely experienced this. Doing internal self examination is not the same as an external examination, now is it? As a former clergymen, missionary,…

I Have An Old Church Choir In My Soul – Tree Stump Communion

A little inspiration for your Sunday. Watch the video, skip the reading. Traditional church and I have a tenuous relationship. They have been good to me in every way. I’ve not been hurt by church. But the Sunday “worship”, “Sit down and watch the stage thing” because I supposedly, “Can’t survive without this gathering”, the…

Salman Rushdie For Canadian Prime Minister- True Liberalism

Such reasonable liberalism. Such civilized libertarianism. I appreciate Rushdie’s call for true liberalism and freedom, not Justin Trudeau’s socialist slant, who is the epitome of what Salman Rushdie speaks about with grave concern. He speaks about how political ideological people try to whip the every day people up these issues up, saying they are always…

We Want To Seduce Penelope, But Take Up With Her Maids Instead

That is why I started going back to source books. I, “procure(d) old books“, as Plutarch advised. In this day and age there is a reason people despise the current state of the media. They pass off people with a mere cursery awareness of a subject, to down right ignorance of it, as having some…

The Foundation Of All Violence and Posturing is In The Eyes

I read this in the early hours of the morning today. I think his eye has seen a fact of our lives. I remember the time when i began to slowly realize, “…. she knows that she does not know.” (Rohr) What eye are you seeing with? In the early medieval period, to Christian philosophers…

Education And Virtue Can’t Be Destroyed By Spies Or War

Sharing more of the Greek Philosopher Plutarch as I read through his writings. (Plutarch’s Bio at the end) Plutarch humorously begins with, “… what is a most important point, even the greatest villains have money sometimes.” On the vanity of seeking peoples recognition and praise he writes, “And glory is noble, but insecure.” If beauty…

Greek Philosopher Plutarch On Untried And Untested Teachers

Ancient Greek Philosophers are in good training is the source and root of gentlemanly behaviour. I am reading a 1898 translation from Greek of “Plutarch’s Morals” (Moralia) written in the first century AD. Seems little has changed since ancient Greece. He asks why we would subject our children to, “untried and untested men”. This phrase…

Nikita Khrushchev’s speech And Canadian Communism

Nikita Khrushchev’s speech in 1956 after the death of Stalin, “On the Cult of Personality and Its Consequences” many Canadian communists leaders (Hardial Bains (1) and Fred Rose (2) ) rejected his speech as “revisionist” an were part of the anti-divisions movement. The speech was shocking in its day. There are reports that the audience…