To begin, condolences for those who lost friends and family in today’s most recent mass shooting in San Bernadino, California. The news has not released who the gunmen are/were at the time of my writing. Surely there is already speculation about ISIS or some other Islamic militant group. Perhaps some other group. There will be … More Mass Shootings & The American Dream
Today’s lecture begins a two day series on the revolutionary developments in ancient Indian thought during what is sometimes called the Upanishadic Era. After discussing the challenges such thinkers posed to the Vedic concentration on ritual and priests, we begin to discuss yoga, both in its philosophy and, after watching a HYSTERICAL video, juxtaposing such … More Hindu Lecture 3: Upanishadic Era (Pt I)
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” So says the U.S. Declaration of Independence. Sure we all know what it’s like to be happy and sure we … More Pursuit of Happ-I-ness
Science-Denying Troglodyte Ted Cruz to Chair Senate Science Subcommittee | Americans Against the Tea Party.
It might sound strange to ask “where” when it comes to asking a question regarding a period of time. Shouldn’t I ask “When is Native American Heritage Month?” Well I did, and the answer to my own question is what prompted this post. Then “when” is now, November. I ask “Where,” then, because I’d never … More Where is Native American Heritage Month?
NOTE TO READER: The following post concerns reflections on a challenging puzzle I posted a little over a week ago and also includes the puzzle’s solution. If you have not tried the puzzle, I encourage you to do so by clicking here. Secondly, the following commentary stems from a previous post which included a discussion … More A Puzzle to Challenge: Further Commentary
Well, it’s that time of year again when we celebrate our nation’s birthday! Hip, hip, HOORAY! This great nation of ours is now 238 years old. That’s a lot of candles. This great nation of ours, embodied in the symbol of our national bird, the bald eagle. But our founding fathers did not settle on … More Benjamin Franklin, the Bald Eagle, and Head-Shaking Irony