Category Archives: Society and Civilization

Black Moon Lilith conjunct Pluto in Capricorn

Astrology: Black Moon Lilith conjunct Pluto in Capricorn Black Moon Lilith is conjunct Pluto for the rest of the month of May. Since both of them move slowly, they are ensconced in Capricorn for a while; in fact, Lilith will … Continue reading

Posted in Esoteric and Occult, Society and Civilization, Spirituality & Religion | Tagged | Leave a comment

Ozone and Air Pollution: Good News and Bad

It took 30 years, but the prohibition of chlorofluorocarbons (CFC) is finally making a difference. CFC was used in packing materials, spray cans, air conditioners, refrigerators and insulation. Around 30 years ago, scientists realized that CFC was one of the … Continue reading

Posted in Medicine & Health, Politics, Society and Civilization | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Religion, Morals, and Kindness

What does Christianity have to do with kindness? Continue reading

Posted in Conversations, Philosophy, Society and Civilization, Spirituality & Religion | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Lessons of the Trickster: Coyote

Indigenous stories do not have obvious heroes. Beings are not easily divided into “bad guy” or “good guy.” The moral is often obscure. In fact, many of the stories are not for children.  Some of the scenarios deal with the … Continue reading

Posted in Shamanic Posts, Society and Civilization, Spirituality & Religion, Stories from long ago | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Charlottsville and What is a Law-Abiding Citizen?

In my last blog, I asked what Charlottesville means to you. Today I want to ask you to think about what it means to be a law-abiding citizen. The violent rally in Charlottsville showed that there are multiple issues festering in … Continue reading

Posted in Philosophy, Politics, Society and Civilization | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

What Does Charlottesville Mean?

With the horrid events of the rally in Charlottesville, VA and the mystifying and disturbing comments made by the president, I cannot keep silent.  There are many things I could say (and  I won’t get to them all at this … Continue reading

Posted in Media Thoughts, Politics, Society and Civilization | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Happy Fourth of July!

Our republic is a contentious child of brilliant men who debated endlessly by mail and in person. It is not a yet “a more perfect union” since it falls short when dealing with many issues. Racism and sexism continue to … Continue reading

Posted in Media Thoughts, Politics, Society and Civilization | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Dualism as a Force of Separation

Dualism as a Force of Separation Based on a Comparison of the Philosophies of Descartes and Heidegger Early in the Twentieth Century, Martin Heidegger[1] analyzed the concepts of previous Western philosophers and rejected their prevailing dualistic worldview. Based on Descartes[2] … Continue reading

Posted in General Musings, Philosophy, Society and Civilization | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

What is Constitutional Originalism — and Why Should You Care?

Former SCOTUS Justice Antonin Scalia and sitting Justice Clarence Thomas have called themselves constitutional originalists.  New Justice Gorsuch also claims to be one. Constitutional originalism is similar to those Christians that believe in the literal word of the Bible: they … Continue reading

Posted in Politics, Society and Civilization | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Ohio Congressman Jim Jordan Fails Civics

Ohio Congressman Jim Jordan Fails Civics Ohio Congressman Jim Jordan[1] has released advertising for a demonstration he has organized (to support President Trump on May 31). Through that ad he shows that he needs to retake a high school civics … Continue reading

Posted in Media Thoughts, Politics, Society and Civilization | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment