Welcome, visitor!

Translations

Random Quote

The most important part of education is proper training in the nursery.
Plato

Linkedin Connection

Categories

Archives

Kitsch, Decadence and the Why of Donald Trump

The artistic concept of “decadence,” as either a movement or a condition, can be traced back at least to the eighteenth century and appears and reappears (think Baudelaire, Oscar Wilde, 1920s Berlin, etc.) moving forward up to the present time. And it would seem, in the broadest sense of that word, that once again we’re […]

Carrying the New Puritan Flag

I was musing today about the supposed backlash against the Obama Administration’s proposal to require religious organizations like universities, hospitals, etc. to provide, as part of their health benefits to their workers, contraceptives. This is being presented as an assault on religious freedom and more particularly, Christianity–even though twenty-eight states have a similar law […]

Gun Control: Being Honest

As a lifelong gun-owner with a concealed weapon permit and an admitted fascination with the technology and hardware of firearms, I think its time to own up to the realities of gun violence in the U.S. and the honest reason why gun-control is opposed so vehemently. It has to do with the elementary psyche […]

The Essence Of Han- Understanding the Korean Psyche

Just after the United States began the invasion of Afghanistan I wrote an essay describing the history of conflict there and the reality of the socio-political structure of Tribal peoples as opposed to nationalistic entities in establishing peace. Today, sixteen years later, the reservations I had then about our military success there have been […]

To Keep, or to Cast Away

“Do not conform yourselves to this age but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and pleasing and perfect.”

Romans 12: 2

Perhaps it had something to do with my having been listening to the angst-ridden radio newscast prior […]

EXPANDING GOVERNMENT

BRYCE ON POLITICS

– Why it has gotten so.

Click for AUDIO VERSION. To use this segment in a Radio broadcast or Podcast, send TIM a request.

Over the last 100 years the federal government has grown by leaps and bounds. The impetus for this is probably economic related (e.g., “The Great […]

Why Not?

Went to Sam’s Club yesterday, when Checking out to Our Dismay, no more Helpful/Smiling Faces, Self-Check Kiosks in their Places.

As Sam’s and Others move High Tech, “Why Not” a Dud that Seems a Wreck. My solution – do I Dare – to Fix a System called Healthcare.

Acting as “The Idea Proctor,” eliminate […]

Cornerstone Words

I’m gonna do a little preaching here. Of all the words that Traditional People favor, Respect is the one used the most. It implies many things: values, morality, character, compassion, commitment, relationship, and more that is unspoken, but understood. We think it is the foundation of Traditional Life. It begins with family and extended family, […]

Mourning The Loss Of A World

I’m gonna openly plagiarize, quote, paraphrase and generally butcher the work of John Trudell from his masterpiece, DNA. He said I could. Since much of that which I will quote from him was given during oral composition from speeches and talks he made, as well as the produced CD, the result is neither grammatically correct […]

Social Security

Social Security is a Misnomer, like When a Bunt turns into a Homer. Perhaps call it Cash of Yours in the End, that Goes in a Pool for Others to Spend.

If want Security in Social Places, Must have the Creds to turn People’s Faces.

Become BFF with Handsome George Clooney, Steve Martin, of […]