Tuesday, April 7, 2009

religious chain emails

I think its important for someone to lose their religion in order to be able to fully understand their religion. Its not until you abandon your trained beliefs that you come to understand what and why you truly do believe. At that point you are no longer "religious" but faithful. You start to understand what faith is and how it applies to your journey in life. Today I received one of those utterly ridiculous religious chain emails which infuriate me. The premise of these emails has less to do with faith and more to do with fear. They often recount "a man" or "a woman" who lost their job or lost a loved oned after not forwarding the email. Sometimes another "man" or "woman" who did pass on the message found true love or came into great financial wealth. The point here is these emails are not religious at all. On the contrary they are sacreligious riddled with hocus-pocus type lingo and should be disregarded as the garbage they are.

Monday, February 16, 2009


I'm currently utterly disappointed in the human race. I fail to see how when things don't go our way and life disappoints us that we look for someone to blame and often turn that blame into vicious hate. I also fail to see how making fun of others based on physical appearances is relevant or wise. Most of us lack the strength, will and determination to overcome obstacles in our life, especially those of a physical nature and when others do succeed, we make excuses for their success instead of applauding them. Its shameful, degrading and dehumanizing. The journey of life is hard enough without dragging each other down simply to make ourselves look better. 

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

False Reality

Is it a false reality if we don't know its fake?
this question, which seems ridiculous, is refereing to psuedo-events and hyper-reality. If we are unware of these falsities, are they really false. If we believe them to be real and believe in their validity then they are our reality. That being said, does this mean those of us tuned in to psuedo-events and hyper-reality, should condone the further creation of psuedo events or concentrate our efforts on reality and trying to bring that to the forefront.
Another point to ponder: at some point will reality be vanquished by hyper-reality?

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Oh what a world.

In a world where shrugging off responsibility for our actions and finding someone or something to blame for any unpleasantness that comes our way is in vogue, its a good thing the world has George W. Bush. Otherwise we might actually look at the housing market, the automobile industry, the financial institutions and any other industry looking for a bailout and figure out what went wrong. We might develop long-term solutions instead of quick fixes. We might have corporations with enough corporate, social and human responsibility to try to right the wrongs and build a better system instead of shifting the blame elsewhere and allowing someone else to assume the authority for fixing the problem. 

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Home Sweet Home

After 4.5 months of living like a traveling gypsy minus the arm bracelets and jewel-toned attire, I've finally moved back home in to the house I once disliked, then out right despised but now love dearly. Absence and an uncountable amount of laborious hours truly does make the heart grow fonder.  

Friday, January 16, 2009


I've come to think politics are a lot like casseroles, as long as you put a lot of delicious cheese on top, we dont' care what is on the inside, we'll digest it anyway and be happy we ate it. We'll never know it was stuffed with things we don't like.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009


After training hard and getting in the best shape of my life I've been derailed by the diagnosis of tendonititis and a 3 week prescription of boot-leggin. While this is minor in the grand ole scheme of things, in my life its sort of "big doings". While boot-leggin, I can not run, swim, bike, or do any of my usual activities which means several of the races in which I was to participate, ranging from the moderately easy pre-season duatahlons to the quasi die-hard nature of a half ironman, have all been wiped from my calendar. While ruining my training and racing schedule, said boot-let is also providing new bothersome pains in my hip, backs, shins and opposite ankle. So for the next few weeks I'll be subsisting on self-pity, my usual dose of sarcasm and a generous helping of anti-inflammatories.