A Wasted Life of Sneers and Jeers – Will You Eat Bugs Suzuki?

We sneer and Jeer, but we don’t change our lives. My wife and I were watching a documentary about humans out growing the planets ability to feed it’s population, and the documentary proposed that insects may become the main food source in feeding humans on this planet – our only hope of survival in the…

Stop Ruining My “Wild” Africa Experience

A few funny stories for you today.  Imagine a white dude, wearing cut off denim shorts, on a obviously western mountain bike (Not the Chinese stuff locals have), on a street of an obscure town in West Africa. At one point in our lives we lived in Abengougou, Ivory Coast, about 220 kilometers into the…

Sometimes I’m The Devil Sometimes It’s My Toaster

Statistics are not in our favour. Everyone who reads about the history of Hitler’s Germany during WW2, from the outside of Germany, comes away thinking, “How could people have been that way?” The assumption on our part is that “WE” would never have been like that. Indeed some were not. But enough became so to…

Prevenient Grace Is The First Dawn of Light Concerning His Will

Wonderful Prevenient Grace – Arminian Theology explains that it is the kind of Grace that goes before mankind, it does not follow after him. A friend shared a story of how things seem to fall in place after a huge move across the hemisphere, with no jobs secured before  they departed. Things keep falling into…

When Your Legacy Is Betrayed By A Sandal

I am reading though a philosophy series. Yes, I am only in the first volume of,  I think, eight or nine volumes. Working through from Greece to Roman philosophers has been tedious. However, I ran across this humorous story about Empedocles of Akragas. It seems he was very active in democratic politics and contributed to…

Rousseau Practiced Serial Child Abandonment

Little known fact. Jean-Jacques Rousseau, the French philosopher actually abandoned five children to Orphanages. Isn’t it ironic that the philosopher who wrote one of the more influential books on the nature of the child and education (Emile, or also the title, On Education), would abandon his children in this way. We often have these talks…

If We Could Change Anything

An internet friend posted this today. I met Stephen W Hill in person one time in Toronto a number of years back. This was his morning insight and it made me laugh out loud. “Politics is the entertainment division of the military/industrial complex” Frank Zappa…. And if that is not cynical enough for you, “If…

Time Changes Nothing That is Beautiful

Wisdom is still wisdom. Time changes nothing that is truly Beautiful. A few gems from the Greek Philosopher Plutarch (First century Greek Philosopher and Priest of Apollo and Guardian of the Oracle of Delphi) from this mornings early hours. Think for a minute, consider how many generations such practical wisdom has been around. Plutarch is…

Morning Coffee Conversations

Here are a few Conversations at my house this morning “Was it 6:00 or 7:00 AM when you made coffee? Lynn asked. “I don’t know.”, I replied. “You don’t know?”, she inquired. “No I don’t.” I don’t live by a clock. I’m rather free that way.” The long drawn out laugh I received was something…

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…