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April 30, 2018

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Rather than bringing us together, the case of Alfie Evans, the 23 month old boy who was taken off life support in the UK and died on Saturday April 28th, has further polarized our views in the west.

This has been a devastating journey for both...

April 28, 2018

Hint: It’s gonna cost ya.

In 2001 Pixar released a film featuring a 30 year old accountant who was suddenly being frequented by monsters. After he finds a coloring book of monsters he had drawn as a child they begin appearing in his life. They showed up at work, at home...

April 26, 2018


Poetry refines your view of the world, and sometimes gives you fun arguments to help you with the ladies.

Only a poet can make a flea erotic.


The Flea

Mark but this flea, and mark in this,   
How little that which thou deniest me...

April 25, 2018

A reading and discussion of the poem "Death, be not proud" By John Donne

Death, be not proud


Death, be not proud, though some have called thee

Mighty and dreadful, for thou art not so;

For those whom thou think'st thou dost overthrow

Die not, poor Death, nor ye...

April 22, 2018

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"The Westerner" by Badger Clark doesn't seem at first very spiritual, but upon consideration like many poems about building your own world the poem rests on many spiritual ideas. Ayn Rand once said in a TV Interview she did that she is not a...

April 21, 2018


Long ago I recall reading in a newspaper or a magazine the bizarre tale of a man who lived in a cave outside the city of San Antonio. The unfortunate man’s name was Bumrún (pronounced Boomraan) but his few acquaintances called him Mr. Boomerang. Surrendering to the li...

April 17, 2018


You've probably heard the observation "you are the product of the five people" you spend the most time with." Sounds good, right? Just surround yourself with 5 great people and voila! You'll be great too. Doesn't work like that though. If we blindly drop one friend we...

April 15, 2018

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 For today's Sunday Morning Poem we will be exploring "Ulysses" by Alfred Lord Tennyson. Or, on living rather than merely existing. Few poems say so much in so little space. This is a poem that touches on the very core of being hu...

April 8, 2018

Sunday Morning Poem: "Directive" by Robert Frost. Subscribe to the podcast here! Continuing our discussion of breaking the monopoly that religions hold on important emotional concepts such as Exaltation, Reverence, Glory, Sereni...

April 4, 2018

“You’re only given a little spark of madness; you mustn’t waste it.” — Robin Williams

Our country’s reaction to the deaths of so many icons in 2016 revealed not admiration for their achievements, but a pulsating cynicism. While they were alive, we found glee in any flaw...

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