Pondering

A page for the thoughts in my head to have residence.

Opinion: Sticks and Stones

We’re too concerned over words. We view words from an ethnocentric perspective then, if it doesn’t fit into our narrow cultural perspective, we want to change the word. Context. It’s all about context.

Opinion: The Brunch and Lunch

In a day of superstores and franchises  alienating, rather suffocating, mom and pop shops and pricing the local owners out of business, I think it’s important to support the local business with ties to the community.

Opinion: Conforming to Non-Conformity

“I heard the most interesting line not long ago. I’m walking into work when I happen upon one of my coworkers. We start talking the sort of talk one engages while walking into work: weather, office politics, whatever. Polite talk. Then out the blue she asks me if I’m registered Democrat or Republican. I tell her “I’m a Democratic Republican – a real non-conformist”, just because I really don’t feel like this sort of talk before coffee. Now here comes the line. She says to me “You don’t look like a non-conformist. They’re all wearing their hair long this year.”

Opinion: Inconceivable Secrets

“America has a sickness. Not just America. All over the world there are children keeping secrets. Secrets too horrible to confess to anyone. Secrets that influence a lifetime. Secrets for which too many children and adults believe they are responsible. That secret festers like a virus slowly suffocating hope, killing our ability to love or trust and blinding us to our dreams. It cripples us at the deepest, most sacred part of our being.”

A Dialogue: The Nature of Reality

“In your opinion, is reality subjective or objective and why? I think, there is no such thing as objectivity. Every “reality” is the interaction between an event and a observer. There cannot be one without the other. So the observer is as much a part of the event as the event itself. So all observations, considering they create the event, must influence it in a way too. . . so reality is very subjective.”

Opinion: Dales Melting Pot

“America prides itself on being a melting pot. The amalgamation of diverse ingredients stirred in to the pot makes a better stew. Unfortunately, most of the spoons stirring this swirling stew of ours are predominantly ethnic, or cultural. There is an entire population of people out there who never dip their spoons into the pot. As a matter of fact we’ve takes their spoons and hidden
them under the welcome mat on the front porch.”