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Category Archives: Heavy Stuff
Lest We Forget, ICU.
This post covers the surgery to debulk the tumor infringing on my Pituitary gland and the first week thereafter, which I spent in the Intensive Care Unit at OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. If you haven’t read the … Continue reading
Posted in Heavy Stuff Tagged brain surgery, Intensive Care, tumor 11 Comments
Are you aware that men almost never make eye contact with each other, unless they are in a social setting? Why not? Well, to us men it is simply way too overt an aggressive act as direct eye contact between … Continue reading
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on Just War
on Just War. I do not enjoy talking about my Active Duty Army days. In this I’m similar to an overwhelmingly vast majority of former military combatants. Indeed, I feel so strongly about this matter that it is one of … Continue reading
Posted in Heavy Stuff Tagged just war, Rhodesia, war, Zimbabwe 4 Comments
Difficulties, are these the names of the stones the pave the path to understanding? Difficulty, these are the large stones with smooth surfaces over which our feet flow, or upon which we stub our toe. Pain, these are the jagged … Continue reading
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~ Wealth’s Poverty ~ ~ We lie atop the sacrificial slab, and with our quill, our heart we stab, blood words upon our skin we scribe. Our hope? That others those blood wrought words will read, and from spiritual poverty … Continue reading
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On dé·jà vu
dé·jà vu pronunciation: dāZHä ˈvo͞o noun: déjà vu a feeling of having previously experienced the present situation. dé·jà vu, also known as “Further thoughts on Fate.” I wonder if those who have never experienced Fate are simply too blind to … Continue reading
Posted in General, Heavy Stuff Tagged dé·jà vu, fate 2 Comments
change it does a soul good… Bless is a word I am extremely reluctant to use. If we look on good fortune as blessings, we must also look on ill fortune as curses. Either of those is an implicit acceptance … Continue reading
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Should family come first?
Today is Thanksgiving day. Thanksgiving is a time of family, both for enjoying the company of your family, and for reflecting on its importance in your life. It makes me ponder the apparently obvious question of whether family should come … Continue reading
Posted in General, Heavy Stuff Tagged competition, first, last, loser, manipulation, Rhodesia, survival, war, winner Leave a comment
Negative, turned about, is positive.
How did it come about that society has so indoctrinated us into believing that questioning how things are is “being negative”, while accepting our miserable lot in life is “being positive”? I look at our world, for that is what … Continue reading
Posted in Heavy Stuff Tagged government, negative, organized religion, positive, religion 2 Comments
Why am I writing about the current conflict between Israel and Gaza? Because my principles demand I do. Regardless of who you are you aren’t going to enjoy this post, however I assure you it is the truth as I … Continue reading
Posted in Heavy Stuff Tagged Gaza, Israel, Palestinian, Patestine 1 Comment
A short while ago, I tweeted this. Intergity, when our heart knows right, and we do it, when our heart knows wrong, and we don’t. Before you continue reading, be warned this post contains graphic imagery which might disturb you. … Continue reading
Posted in Heavy Stuff Tagged death, integrity, life, pain 2 Comments
The Face, of Evil.
If someone willfully, maliciously, intentionally, and repeatedly deceives, injures, and murders others, we would know them to be evil. Yet we fail to apply the same rules to corporations as we do to people. We must change our thinking. Judged … Continue reading
Posted in Heavy Stuff Tagged addict, evil, evil empire, murder, pawns, tobacco, victim 7 Comments
Black Elks Speaks
“History is written by the victors, not by the vanquished.” Rarely do we have an opportunity to view history from the perspective of the vanquished. “Black Elks Speaks”, by John Neihardt, gives us another window through which we may look … Continue reading
Posted in Heavy Stuff Tagged Black Elk Speaks, Lakota, Neihardt, review 2 Comments
Water, water everywhere, yet only bottles we’ll drink.
Since we’re eating so unhealthy, instead of consuming natural sugar in soda we should be consuming artificial chemicals instead. Stated like that, it really doesn’t make any kind of sense does it? Sugar is a crop that costs money to … Continue reading
Posted in Heavy Stuff Tagged artificial, bottled water, Nestle, pure water, water 1 Comment