February 2007

February 26, 2007

mind mirror

Ben:  “Let go of your conscious self and act on instinct.” Luke: “How am I suppose to fight?  I can’t see!” Ben:  “Your eyes can deceive you.  Don’t trust them.”   Inner space If we spend time only working with our rational mind, then we are only ever likely to get half of the story.  If…

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February 23, 2007

they call me the seeker

I want to go prowling in the wilderness to hear the voices of the siren’s call, to feel the pull of the stars, to prowl the spaces between and betwixt.  The night calls… [youtube]yFZHWGUz-t8[/youtube]

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February 21, 2007

my girl, part II

(Picture:  a sketch I did from an advertisment for cars of all things!) My girl’s a pretty girl She is a city girl And I’d do most anything To keep her in style My girl has a long long nose Just like a garden hose But I’d do most anything to keep her in style…

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February 17, 2007

black coffee please, make that two

Maybe I just don’t get out much because I had no idea these things existed.  Or maybe I’ve just been living in England too long and need to get myself back across the Big Pond and find out what’s going over there!  I like my coffee straight up – black, no sugar – coffee flavored…

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February 15, 2007

living on purpose

I attended the Professional Speakers Association meeting the other night and one the keynote speakers gave a presentation on purpose.  His theme was that we should live our lives on purpose not on accident.  He said the way to find your purpose is to align your true core values with your true insecurities.  Once you truly…

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February 12, 2007

life is a mind game

  “The chess-board is the world; the pieces are the phenomena of the universe; the rules of the game are what we call the laws of Nature.  The player on the other side is hidden from us.  We know that his play is always fair, just, and patient.  But also we know, to our cost,…

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February 9, 2007

abortions reach a new record

  (Picture: a digital print I made called Savage Peace, click image for larger view) Yesterday it was reported that abortions set a new record for one month in Britain.  Marie Stopes, which performs about a third of the abortions in Britain, conducted 5,992 abortions in January.  The question is why?  Liz Davies of Marie…

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February 7, 2007

every day is christmas; every meal a feast

If you open your eyes in the morning and you are still breathing, then you are alive.  Every thing else is a bonus. (Picture: somewhere on manuevers in Germany) Part of my training as an Infantry Officer required me to go to Ranger School, which is suppose to primarily be a leadership school for combat…

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February 6, 2007

pleasure is good

  Whatever happened to good old fashioned hedonism, you know, the doctrine that states that pleasure is good and that pursuing anything other than pleasure is absurd and irrational? The only thing we pursue these days, it seems, is work, work, and more work, so we can buy more things we don’t need or have the…

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February 5, 2007

consumer units

(Picture: Birmingham, New Street) We live in a consumer society and it runs on a simple principle – our lives will be better if we buy this car, own this home, eat this food, use that mobile phone, drink this beer, or wear this brand of clothes.  We have allowed ourselves to buy into the illusion…

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February 3, 2007

reason is a whore

(picture, created in photoshop, click here to see a larger view) “Reason is a whore, the greatest enemy that faith has.” – Martin Luther Martin Luther didn’t have much good to say about reason.  He likened reason to the Devil’s bride, a “pretty whore” that comes in and thinks she’s wise in what she says…

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February 1, 2007

Specialization is for insects!

(Picture, thanks to the Flying Kiwi) A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, design a building, conn a ship, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve an equation, analyse a new…

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