The Soul of America and the Souls of Its Residents

If once you forfeit the confidence of your fellow-citizens, you can never regaintheir respect and esteem. ~Abraham Lincoln~ Not too long ago, I reviewed John Meachum’s book, The Soul of America. I noted that the soul of which he speaks is a patchwork of all of those who inhabit America and as such is a […]

Malice Aforethought – Murdering Thoughts

Quite consciously and not accidentally, not excusably, murdering thoughts is the purposeful carnality in selfish arrogant and malevolent intention to kill another person. Alternatively, depending on your particular slant, perhaps one could consider the killing of another life form. However, in particular reference to this point of preference, thinking is the primacy of the willful […]

The Balance Of Objectivity And Subjectivity

There is another important duality in philosophy besides anthropocentricity and theocentricity and the material and spiritual, namely objectivity and subjectivity. These two philosophical aspects must be perfectly in balance as well. The rationalists think that through autonomous reason we can be mainly objective. We remain stuck with a bit of subjectivity due to inevitable ignorance. […]

The Faltering State of Creativity

The faltering state of creativity is suggestive of the current condition of societal interaction that lacks a profound sense of originality, imagination and vision. That is only the starting point of the perspective that points in the direction of society’s failure to ascend to higher levels of intellectual awakening. Creativeness transcends all that has gone […]

Unfinished Dreams

As the age of my years have caught up the hopes and dreams I had when I was a young man so many have withered and died on that vine of many lost opportunities. Those bittersweet moments where time slipped away haunt me now. The weathered beaten wrinkles of this tired old face are constant […]

What Is So Bad About Corporal Punishment?

For the sake of my answer, I’m going to use the more commonly used word ‘spanking’ to describe the more broadly defined ‘corporal punishment’ or ‘physical punishment’. In an attempt to reduce rates of Child Abuse involving physical injury, 53 of the more socially sophisticated countries of the world have legislated bans on spanking. Given […]

We Hold These Truths To Be Self Evident

History is an invaluable tool for if used wisely the lessons learned chances are history won’t repeat. But, too often it has been our own failure to not heed the lessons that history is supposed to teach us. Today, we find ourselves on the verge of yet another period when history is again playing out […]