Why I Erased Twitter and Facebook

Have you ever did a radical flip? A picture is worth a thousand words. I erased my Facebook once again. This week I set a Google Chrome Extension, “Social Book Post Manager” loose on my Facebook profile. In 2012 I had an android app on my phone i cut lose to erase 2007-2011 for me….

Lobster Fever

What a refreshing day seeing the sun shine again. The wind is still very cold, easterly wind is right off the sea ice. We were one of the first Fishermen to get our lobster gear tagged and stacked at the wharf in Tignish, Prince Edward Island. We are ready for loading day. The buoys are…

The Monster In Me Has PTSD

I often think the, “why can’t we all just get along?” simply does not account for the brokenness in the human soul or psyche. Under the right circumstances a man or woman is capable of inflicting, perpetuating or allowing the suffering of others. Lying is an example of this, we distort the truth to make…

Ancient Greek Wisdom- Education – The Hunt Or The Platter? Part#3

“But I will employ only one more illustration, and dwell no longer on this topic. Lycurgus, the Lacedæmonian legislator, took two puppies of the same parents, and brought them up in an entirely different way: the one he pampered and cosseted up, while he taught the other to hunt and be a retriever. Then on…

Ancient Greek Family Advice Part 2 -Alcohol With The Groovy

Read Part 1 for the Historical Background and Introduction to Plutarch’s Morals, written in the first century AD. Ancient Greek advice concerning the consumption of Alcohol, as it relates to sex and the conception of children. Plutarch reminds us if we are approaching our wife/husband to have sex (procreate), we should be either totally sober,…

Ancient Greek Family Advice – Part 1

Have you ever heard of a nation fining their King for inconsiderate (to the nation) amours with a “common” woman? I am reading a 1898 translation from Greek of “Plutarch’s Morals” (Moralia) written in the first century AD. I have not laughed to this degree for a very long time. How Plutarch writes with such…

The Dark Hole I Sank Into. Forgive me!

Forgive me….. Please be patient with me as you read through this one. It combines several painful themes for me. I have read about political ideologies my whole life. I have been trained to identify the worldviews and assumptions behind writings or speeches (Bachelor of Sacred Literature). I’m actually not bad at identifying worldview assumption…

Send Politicians To The Farm For Awhile. China’s Lost Generation

“One of the most controversial policies of the Cultural Revolution (Mao) seems to have been that of sending the intellectuals to the countryside to work and learn from the people. I have to confess I loved that policy. I was literally born on a small farm in rural Iowa……The idea that the poor might have…