Saturday, July 23, 2016

How to Spot a Political Charlatan, Now More Than Ever

It's an election year. 

Since way back in 2012, after Obama was reelected for his second term, wannabe presidential hopefuls have come out of the woodwork in droves. Today, we have reached the terminus. 

It's Trump and Clinton.

No matter whom you support, or don't, this article may provide insights to help you focus, get clear, and make a better decision. 

After all, you don't want to vote for a charlatan, now do you? 

Click here: How To Be A Political Charlatan

Thursday, July 21, 2016

You May Not Believe It But These Are The Best of Times

And the good news...
Lots of people bitching about how bad everything is today, with murders of unarmed people in the streets, attacks on cops, terror threats, political corruption, and the like.
But I remember the presidential campaign of 1968. A year that took Martin Luther King, Jr, Bobby Kennedy, and saw Nixon nominated by the GOP. (For those who may have forgotten, he won.)
Riots in the streets, dozens killed on both sides, gay bar raids, women being beaten in the workplace, and all 'round chaos, here and abroad. 
And Viet Nam was still in full swing.
Sure, we have our challenges here in 2016. But we've had challenges, worse challenges, in our colorful past. From revolutionary wars to slave emancipation to atomic bombs to McCarthyism, to Watergate and Monica Lewinsky, America has never been free from internal or external conflict. We've been at war of some kind--hot or cold--for more than 220 of our 240 years as a nation.
As rough as the begining of the 21st century has appeared, it holds no candle to that which has gone before.  With the possible exception of 9/11, we've had it pretty good so far.

So when someone says it's never been 'this' bad, laugh on the inside. You know you're living in fabulous times.

"When there is peace in the heart, it will find its way into the world." Gandhi

Monday, July 18, 2016

How to Love and Mean It

You can create your own purpose. You don't have to wait for it to grab you by the collar...

I read a lot online about how we must love each other, especially now, during such troubling times.

 Sure. Why not?

But loving is not writing a Facebook post or a tweet. That may get a conversation going but it's also necessary to get up, walk away from the computer, put the smart phone or tablet down and involve yourself in the world.

I suggest to start. Just about anything you could want to do will probably be available on that site. You can localize it to whatever region of the US or Canada you're in. If you don't find what you're seeking there, move on to other sites.*

The world is looking and waiting for whatever it is you have to offer.

It's always easy to voice an opinion. And they're worth just about nothing. Stepping up and putting that opinion to work? Well, that's another--powerful--story.

If you mean it when you say love one another, then do as Meister Eckhart, 14th century theologian, suggested:

"It's no use walking anywhere to preach unless your walking is your preaching."

We need you!