15 Mar 2013
in Community, Life, Media, Spiritual or Philosophical
Tags: Business, Congress, Equality, Fairness, golden rule, Impartiality, John Rawls, life, Michael Josephson, military, players, senators, sports, Theory Of Justice, Veil of ignorance
English: One of William Blake’s watercolour illustrations for Robert Blair’s poem The Grave. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Today I was sitting in on a discussion in SecondLife. It was not in my original plans of the day to do this, but I saw the notification for it from one of the groups I am in and I decided to “Join In“. There were some diversity on the understanding of what “Fairness” meant to different people participating in the group. Some people equated “Fairness” with “Equality“. Of course, that’s not what it means to me at all. Before I go further into this about my thoughts on it, allow me to share what was shared with those of us at the class.
I don’t recall if this is taken specifically from someone’s website or what have you. What I am citing for you is NOT my own words but the work of someone else I’d love to give credit to if I knew who it was. There is at least 2 definite citation in this at least though for a specific passage or 2 so at least someone gets credit. If you know who it is, please leave a comment letting me know so I can give proper credit for the information I have. Thank you! More
09 Jan 2013
in Community, Healing, Life, Local, Media, Rants, Self Empowerment, Spiritual or Philosophical
Tags: An't No Rest for the Wicked, Aurora Colorado Dark Knight Rises Theater Shooting, Banding together, Business, Cage the Elephant, charity, community, Compassion, Connecticut School Shooting, current-events, Family, Franklin D Roosevelt, History, humanity, Kindness, life, local, natural disasters, Politics, President Herbert Hoover, Seattle, society, The Great Depression, United State
This image was selected as a picture of the week on the Malay Wikipedia for the 1st week, 2010. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
I know one of my readers (you know who you are) reported to me that 2012 has been one of the most profitable years despite the obvious Depression the United States and quite possibly the World has been under. I know there are still people out there desperate for jobs, food, a helpful and hopeful answer to the many questions that they may have regarding their fears, doubts and worries in these economic times. Those of you who remember your American History, if you remember anything about “The Great Depression“, probably remember sitting through movies or Documentaries depicting folks during “The Great Depression” in hovels (“Hoovervilles“), maybe in boarding home situations or other living conditions.
The American people, many of them, banded together to help one another out. Even if they didn’t like their living conditions or want things to be that way, they did what was necessary and humanely just for their fellow-man and it helped them to survive and get by. They shared their meals and what little they had with one another. Granted, there may have still been some crime during this time but I don’t remember hearing much about it. No; instead I heard stories of camaraderie and how the people demonstrated their distaste with President Herbert Hoover for not keeping to his word after making so many promises to the American People. More
07 Jan 2013
in Community, Life, Magic, Media, Religion
Tags: Asatru, authentic living, Buddhism, culture, fellowship of isis, Heathenism, Hinduism, life, Pagan, paganism, Religion, Religion and Spirituality, spirituality, Taoism, Vancouver, Wicca, Wiccan
Very essential Heathen altar. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Back home now, safe and sound. The trip back to the states went much more smoothly than crossing the border, believe me. lol So here’s my 1st official post since I’m back in the States. I hope you enjoy! Sorry if the formatting is a little messed up too. Can’t help that.
Oh! One more thing, I know it’s a small stretch but the Title is based on a Movie reference. If you get the reference, major Geek and Brownie-points for you! I didn’t want to add too much because than it would have been an obvious and rather “famous” quotation. If you do know what it is, be sure to say so in the comments. And it doesn’t count if someone “Posts” the answer to what it is and you say, “Oh! I get it now! Duh!”.
More often than not, when someone asks me what my religious orientation is or something related to it I state firmly and very plainly, “Pagan”. To me Pagan implies the modernized definition (check What Pagan Means to Me to find the definition) and that I worship multiple deities or forms of Spirit, I might have appreciation or reverence for nature (though I know not all Pagan groups do, but most do) and maybe more. That’s the general gist it implies though. More
16 Nov 2012
in Just for Fun, Life, Religion, Self Empowerment, Spiritual or Philosophical
Tags: Abraham Lincoln, Adolf Hitler, death, Emergency medical technician, God, Goddess, Hindu, John Wilkes Booth, life, Meaning of life, Reincarnation, Religion and Spirituality, short story, The Egg
The Meaning of Life (Photo credit: Shek Graham)
A friend shared this with me and I thought it was actually a beautiful short story about Life, Death, Reincarnation, Religion, Spirit and maybe a few other topics. I’ve never read this story before till today and I thought I’d pass it along to my readers in the event they haven’t either. I hope you enjoy it. Oh and my friend said that all they knew was that the story is simply titled, “The Egg“.
Real quick, brief update on the writing front. I’ve attended some local events to support the community, attended an early Thanksgiving Party and acquired a cold. As if it wasn’t bad enough I was hitting some inspirational “Brick-walls” which have slowed me down, sadly some of the fun stuff and less than fun have as well. I hope to get some writing in tonight as I’m feeling much better and clear-headed. Yay! So that’s why the word counter hasn’t moved much. I’ve got some serious make-up work to do. I hope I can pull it off before the end of the month. More
18 Jul 2012
in Books, Comics, Life, Media, Movies & Television, Music, Self Empowerment, Video Games
Tags: common courtesy, Compassion, conduct, golden rule, guidelines, Guys finish last, Humor, life, Nice, Nice Guys finish first, people, Relationships, rules, winner
Mountains in Tolima Colombia (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
I’m sure many people out there have heard the phrase, “Nice Guys Finish last,” well I don’t believe nor do I subscribe to this belief. I never have and NEVER will. Life to me is what you make it. If you believe you are a Nice Guy and you put belief into such negative mantras, you only hurt yourself. I am confident I have a pretty excellent formula for success and happiness for “The Nice Guy Who Want to Finish First” and I want to share it with you all and if you try it out and you notice improvements in your lifestyle, let me know and if not, tell me what didn’t work. However, give it time. These things don’t just happen overnight. They take time. Also feel free to comment with your thoughts or add some advice of your own if you think it will help as well or you know that it will. More
02 Jun 2012
in Art, Comics, Life, Media, Movies & Television, Self Empowerment, Video Games
Tags: Alan Scott, Batman, City of Heroes, Darkhorse, DAWN, DC Comics, Dynamite, gaming, Graphic novel, Green Lantern, heroes, life, Magic (illusion), Marvel Comic, Nightcrawler, Poison Ivy, reading comics, self empowerment, Spandex, Superhero, superheroes, superman spiderman, X-men
English: , from the title sequence of the Superman cartoons. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Many people in our world have grown up reading comic books their entire lives. Unfortunately, I’m not one of those people. I didn’t really pick up reading comics until my teens or young adult phase. The culprit of such a crime is most likely the fact I couldn’t fluently read until I was twelve. Or maybe it was the fact that as much as I enjoyed watching the old Superhero movies, the Heroes in spandex and tights just never seemed to appeal to me? Now some might be thinking, “Whoa! How could you not like Superheroes?” Well I got my reasons and I’m willing to share them. More