Is Anybody Listening?

I saw a quotation yesterday, and the ideas expressed took me back to my days at uni, when I studied educational policy, and got me thinking. The quotation was: “Talent is universal. Opportunity is not.” I do believe that talent (skill, intelligence, memory capacity, imagination, etc.) in varied forms is universally distributed among humanity. But I believe it is distributed… Continue reading

Are You Really a Good Person?

I worked closely for several years with a lady that I will always dearly admire. She is truly an amazing person with a huge heart filled with kindness and compassion. She is among the most positive people I’ve ever known. She always sees the good in a person, always. That’s just her heart’s default setting. I so admire her. I… Continue reading

Uniquely Positioned to Shed Some Light

Introduction In the last few weeks I have seen one too many Facebook posts (typically linking to desperate articles) from my Pensacola Christian School classmates of yore clumsily trying to justify Donald Trump as the “moral choice” in this election. That absurdity is what prompted me to write this post. Those of us who grew up in the fundamentalist movement… Continue reading

The Book of Questions

Back in the ’80’s, when I was yet a young sapling, The Book of Questions was on the NYTimes Best Selling list, and I bought it. It was, in some ways, a coming of age experience at a time in my life when I was beginning to more closely re-examine everything I had been taught to think. What did I… Continue reading

Something Evil Is Afoot

Death of the morning paper? You have no idea! Google announced yesterday that it is killing off Google Reader. Google claims they are doing this because, “RSS is a dying technology.” Don’t believe them for a minute, because I believe that statement is a flat out lie. RSS isn’t just alive and well, it’s thriving like never before, but corporate… Continue reading

More Apple Inc. Corporate Chicanery

I once delighted in an image of Apple as counter-corporate culture. But Apple is now officially living in my “just as bad as Microsoft ever has been” category—maybe even worse. Now that Apple Inc. is the most valuable company on planet earth, they have become even more greedy. The new head of Apple Retail recently laid off a significant percentage… Continue reading

2BIG2F- already has

Lately, I’ve had this idea on my mind, for some reason: if something is too big too fail, I think it already has failed. And this applies to so much more than just the banking industry. In fact, at the moment, I can’t think of anything to which it doesn’t apply. Yes, we need efficiency; we need incentive; we need… Continue reading

Normally I Say, Rest in Peace…

but not for this man whom I consider less than a charlatan. Oral Roberts needs to rest in shame as far as I am concerned. He created an entire generation of religious leaders who cared more about money than they do helping people–the sheer nonsense and evil of “the prosperity gospel“: give me enough of your money and God will… Continue reading

Is AT&T a Bunch of Idiots?

Apparently so! What? They can charge iPhone users an outrageous premium for their cell data plans, ludicrous amounts for their text messaging service, provide us with a crappy network, and then claim that had no idea iPhone users would want a network that worked with all of the features the iPhone affords? This is as ridiculous as Delta Airlines making… Continue reading