Loved for who you are

Recently, Kathy and I watched Rocketman, and Sir Elton John's quest to be loved for who he truly is, depicted in that film, gave me the idea for this post. Humans and confidence Modern psychology emphasizes how impactful our childhood experiences are on our approach to adult life. This is so for many reasons, but…

Abortion and Personhood

A deep dive into personhood and its implications on abortion through analysis of directly applicable scripture, tradition, and reason, this post also probes deeply into the rationale of the Roe v. Wade decision and the court's self declared missing pieces. Why read this? Our society is in a battle over abortion.  Some believe that this…

Intelligence and Happiness

The closing stanza of Thomas Gray's "Ode on a Distant Prospect of Eton College" reads: To each his sufferings: all are men, Condemn'd alike to groan— The tender for another's pain, Th' unfeeling for his own. Yet, ah! why should they know their fate, Since sorrow never comes too late, And happiness too swiftly flies? Thought would…

Pondering Education

To see what is wrong, one needs an example of what is good and right. Using my education at St. Martins Episcopal School in Metairie as the good and right example shines a bright light on what we're doing wrong. A good education allows people to teach themselves and encourages them to do just that.…

Learn Your Lessons Well

Problems and causality tend to repeat Simple Solutions Part 3 (Part 1) Blame is not a solution (Part 2) Problem definition requires open minds (This Post) Problems and causality tend to repeat (learn your lessons well) Solutions that restrict freedom create oppression Happiness, Justice, and peace result from well solved problem Problems with problems In…

Feast of the Grinch

He's a mean one!   My heart grew ten sizes that day, it’s true But back in my cave, I’m now very blue. How dare they be happy and full of joys And it’s not because I returned all their toys. The food was great and I didn’t pay a cent I did them no…