As Denise and I were contemplating taking the plunge into the world of entrepreneurship one of the themes we kept circling back to was this idea that we were abandoning stability. I had a good job with “reliable” income, and I was going to put that behind me to pursue something that was very much uncertain.
But the more I thought about it, the more I came to believe that stability is something of an illusion.
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This most recent health hurdle with Denise has inspired some further reflection on the subject of suffering. The most poignant question in my mind is, “why in the world do I seem to be handling this situation so much better than the previous situations?”
Upon reflection, I may have stumbled upon one key ingredient in eliminating (or, at the very least, significantly reducing) suffering.
Continue reading “An end of suffering?”
Suppose I started telling you a story involving Hobbits and wizards, and something about a ring. Immediately you would recognize that I am describing “Middle Earth” as Tolkien called it.
But you would never confuse Middle Earth for our world.
Continue reading “Queers, language and the nature of reality”
Abortion is a “settled” debate in Canada, so we are told. Gay marriage is a “settled” debate. Climate change is “settled” science. All of these “settled” debates remind me of when I was young I would hear Christians say, with a presumed piety, “God said it, I believe it, that settles it.”
But what does belief that a debate is “settled” do to the conversation?
Continue reading “About those “settled” debates”
An article in the Calgary Herald raises alarm bells that youth who identify as transgender, or “gender diverse,” are not getting the help they need in a timely manner. This is causing them undue stress and suffering.
But is the “help” actually helping?
Continue reading “Compassion for transgender”
Some interesting stuff I read recently…
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Along the lines of my previous commitment to blog less, I intend to also keep my comments on “interesting stuff” to more of a minimum. I hope. I have this awful habit of rambling…
Continue reading “Interesting stuff – 2017-01-12”
I’m almost through reflecting on the election, but there’s just been so many interesting conversations going on. I found some more interesting clues in the exit polls that might help us understand the results.
Continue reading “Trump – more exit poll reflections”
I am starting to wind down my debriefing of the Trump victory. Another blog or two and I’ll move on. Today I consider how divided America has become, and I offer some suggestions on productive steps to correcting the situation.
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There’s just so much fallout from the election; I have a couple more blog articles coming. One refrain I heard often during the 2016 Presidential campaign was the claim that a vote for Trump was a vote for fear. And when Trump won, it was a victory for fear.
But who’s really afraid, here?
Continue reading “Trump – about that “fear” thing”