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Archive for the month “March, 2012”

Our hobbies- are our passions- are our fruitfulness

It has been a very busy time the last week or two, especially for someone who is between day jobs (and also between night jobs for that matter).  An incredible amount of work goes in to acquiring that next paycheck.  Sometimes, incredible sums of money seem to be required in order to gain another payment!

Even though I’ve been laboriously working at my laptop for the past 20 hours, I still haven’t found the time to invest updates to my own personal endeavors.  My irregular posting is now making me worry that I’ll let my personal experiment here float into a black hole.  This does irk me.  So it’s been a kick-start.  No matter what, I’m going to have to do this.  This blog is a largely personal exploration, and I’ve already met good friends.  I haven’t been here, and so I’ve missed the grazing of posts I follow- a big nasty no-no, and a past-time I’ve come to look forward to, as I do (still) the Sunday paper- in print.

Hey!  This is life.  This is what we do.  I must illustrate that otherwise, today has been one of the most productive days of my life, creatively, and since adding a career.

Image: kongsky /

I cannot claim to be changing careers, no-no, not just yet.  It is a slow metamorphosis, yes, but with the one still always so present it is still just a dance between the two.  I am fascinated by how much I learned in one day about editing and publishing both stylish aesthetic web copy and about building web pages.  I never even intended it.  Internet technology has got to be one of the widest spanning skills fields out there today.  Always, to understand one concept, one must learn at least 1 – 2 other concepts or procedures.  It is always something new.

I’ve been accused of a lack of focus, due to the appearance of an inability to commit to one goal.  Another slant on that same trip is this: I’ve been admonished that splitting my desires between two goals is robbing me of huge success at either one.  I am always somewhat stunned, and very puzzled, as to why anyone would venture to question in skepticism the interests- the passions- of another.

Simple existential questions:

What ever happened to having a hobby?

Don’t “they” suggest always having a backup plan?

What is career growth, if not learning to make money- and making it- doing things totally unrelated to your day job?


Regarding Twitter updates

It does not take much to have a twitter account suspended for bad behaviour.


If my twitter feed’s not working, it’s because of a temporary Twitter suspension and not because I’ve failed to make the account ‘public’.

Thank you.

To the readers-

Wow!  I am having a very good time with this blog.  I want to thank each and every one of you who is enjoying and participating in my new writing venture.

It’s amazing when you feel like something is clicking and each thing you do seems to unlock at least one other possibility.

Thank you readers and fellow Wordress authors for having such great content to consider, to comment on, and to share.  It’s a whole other world-

Muslim Persecution of Christians: February, 2012

This is the real enemy of the Christian, and I wish that American christians- evangelicals- would, like you, target their energies toward the proper group.  Here in America- I’ve found- SOME christians are entirely focused on forcing their own regimes upon- THEIR OWN PEOPLE! I’m speaking of the secular christian, trying to live the free life and feeling suffocated and ‘not Christian enough’.  While I very much dislike encouraging ANY negative religious interaction, I can see the NEED to point out to our American fellowes the need to recognize their true religious- or philosophical- enemies.

And readers, don’t make the mistake of tagging whole groups- ever.  Everyone is not the same.  As Americans, we are supposed to recognize this fact, and allow appropriate room for everyone’s freedoms and without persecution to others.


Obama Bypasses Congress, Gives $1.5 Billion to Muslim Brotherhood

-not a comforting post,viewpt appreciated. So little we can do about such things, really. Keep on keepin’ on….

Letting Freedom Ring

By AWR Hawkins via Breitbart

During a trip through Colorado in December of last year, President Obama spoke of his intention to implement his economic policies with or without the approval of Congress. Said Obama, “And where Congress is not willing to act, we’re going to go ahead and do it ourselves.” It now appears that such a mindset applies not only to economic matters but to the distribution of foreign aid as well–in particular, foreign military aid for the Muslim Brotherhood, who now hold the reigns in Egypt.

Congress has restricted and, in fact, halted military aid to Egypt until and “unless the State Department certifies that Egypt is making progress on basic freedoms and human rights.” After all, Christians and other practitioners of non-Islamic religions have had a tough go of it there. And of course, many Egyptian officials harbor such hatred toward the U.S. that…

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Common good vs personal gain or, collective vs individual

I’ve been thinking a lot lately on the paradigm of …common good vs. personal gain.  It’s yet another issue of balance.

It is broken and can be fixed.

Or, "Just because you're different doesn't mean you're not useful. Use can be found in any living thing, and arguably any inanimate. The challenge- among living things- is...nothing more than teamwork and consensus."

Points of consideration or debate:

People argue that the common good is at the expense of the individual.  I believe that it does not need to be so.  In order to proclaim that  common good is in fact such, the good must be equally experienced by each individual.

Common good, or equability in human relation, should be a maintained high standard for any individual– painstakingly if necessary.  Yet, to ascertain that it should cost one’s individuality of life and ways in order to be commonly fair, is wrong.


Why should individuality qualify as a defining term in synonymous relations to personal gain?  It shouldn’t, at least in the way of allowing for an individual person to maintain freedom in life in order so that individual person has ability to quantify common good.  So, the term individuality should not be used as an opposing theme to common good.

The Messenger- The Story of Joan of Ark, a slanted movie review

Much skepticism held my heart when started this movie, which stars Milla Jovavich in an impressive role reflective of strength through adversity.  Regarding the portrayal of Joan of Ark, it doesn’t take long to infer a feminist slant to the presentation of events of the this screenplay.  However, let this not be the guiding force that forms your opinion throughout the movie.  It’s a moving account of religious conviction, and various other themes ripe for deconstruction.

It doesn’t take long to realize that Jovovich is on  par with the many seasoned actors of this film.  Faye Dunaway offers a striking performance.  John Malkovich is typical and expected John Malkovich- what an incredible character actor.  I was pleasantly surprised to experiece Dustin Hoffman later in the film.  I’ll have to watch again in order to pick out the (3rd ?) Affleck on the cast.  This film features many familiar faces.

Debatably, the film is red in bloody scenes we’d rather not see; however, pushing through these to the end lends great reward.  It was a brutal time, and the film makers certainly illustrated this fact.  There are very disturbing scenes- not necessarily a film for your young one(s).

This film takes you along a path which you’ll think you understand, and then turns itself upon you with a fury the likes of which we’ve only feared.  An astonishing twist of awareness shocks the viewer into a moving state of self-reflection.  This film, despite its lackluster reviews, comes highly recommended from this movie-goer.

The Messenger- The Story of Joan of Ark, 1999

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