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…

Is Breathing God Possible?

I have seen wind at sea. The wind is invisible, but you can feel it move, that is how you know it’s there as it flows over your face. When the wind is felt on your skin it soon moves the waters of the sea by that same feeling. Within minutes a flat sea can…

Could I Have A Sack Of Flour Instead of This Medal?

“The problem is the coercive power of the state…… having the government negotiate on our behalf,  which is a problem,  because, well,  the government doesn’t negotiate, it uses force to compel people to obey…..”  – Stefan Molyneux The government will take your money by force, by law, by mandatory taxes, and then transfer that wealth…

C25K Reflections Week #3

C25K – Couch To Five Kilometers. I am not a natural runner, and never will be. I am a very big framed guy, even when I am thin. Certainly weighing 270lbs (I’m bones at 200lbs) does not help. I am on week three, day two of the C25K running program. I began last Wednesday, and…

Faith Without Sloth or Negligence

Enable me, by thy Holy Spirit, so to shun sloth and negligence, that every day may discharge part of the task which Thou has allotted me….” ~ Doctor Johnson’s Prayers. Edited by Eldon Trueblood. I love the challenge of this writing, but one can always get on the treadmill of, “I could have done more.”…

War Wreaks No Havoc On Education Or Virtue

“Even war, that sweeps away everything else like a winter torrent, cannot take away education.” – Plutarch. First century Greek Philosopher. There is much writing among the Greeks about virtue and what that included. Kind of struck me as the actual goal today of some educators is a values free education. I can’t say as…

Five Kilometer C25K Run Challenge

I can hike all day. A brisk eight kilometer hike leaves me feeling fine and my legs feel very little strain. However, when you add running it changes everything for a big guy like me. So, I began a Couch To Five Kilometer running app today (C25K). It eases you into the ability to run…

Whatever You Think – But You will Think

I stumbled on this phrase today. “Whatever you think of Thomas Sowell’s arguments – you will think.” This phrase slapped me up the side of the head. What a powerful concept communicated in this statement. It was a book review I stumbled on. I have never heard of Thomas Sowell, didn’t know a thing about…