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Thursday, March 29, 2018

Tilerson Encore Chased by Little Needed Commentary

View edited Tilerson encore here:


One might be a little surprised to find an Eagle Scout with the added distinctions of a former major corporate executive and Secretary of State affirming that protecting and defending intimate and close relationships is social priority one.  But for those with a democratic, egalitarian spirit the empowering reality of deeply experienced relationships underlies effective and successful human behavior on all levels.   I once asserted that the most effected armed forces are born from a visceral understanding of the preeminence of family-type bonding as the most profound of human experience.  Absent this empathetic perpetual nursery of stars and  reliable friendships, entropy lurks to destroy individuals and nations and eventually the human family itself.

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Friday, March 23, 2018

All Aboard!!

Which train will you board (fight for, live for, and die for)?


All Aboard!!

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Monday, March 19, 2018

The Club Man

2 Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it.
Hebrews 13:2 (NIV)


30 “Whoever is not with me is against me, and whoever does not gather with me scatters. 31 And so I tell you, every kind of sin and slander can be forgiven, but blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven. 32 Anyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man will be forgiven, but anyone who speaks against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven, either in this age or in the age to come.
Matthew 12:30-32 (NIV)


Adjective: evangelical
1. Relating to or being a Christian church believing in personal conversion and the inerrancy of the Bible especially the 4 Gospels

2. Of, pertaining to, or in keeping with the Christian Gospel, especially as in the first 4 books of the New Testament
Noun: evangelical
1. Someone who is an evangelical Christian


It is time to ask a simple question: Is Donald Trump cursed?  Has he screwed one too many angels without knowing it?  Perhaps it was that just contractor, or that well-wishing loan officer, or that good-hearted custodial worker, or that judge, or intelligence officer?  It is true that God does’t create junk, but he certainly detests an ugly spirit.  Has God abandoned Donald to the evil one?  And how is it that sanctimonious evangelicals found him such a kindred spirit?  

We dismiss the founding document of our civilization's legacy (The Bible) at at our own shattering peril.  The arrogant within this abiding light stand self-condemned.

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Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Life's Little Jokes

My apologies for the shameful incoherence you may find regarding the above video clip and the blog below.


  • A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines. With consistency a great soul has simply nothing to do. He may as well concern himself with his shadow on the wall. Speak what you think now in hard words, and to-morrow speak what to-morrow thinks in hard words again, though it contradict every thing you said to-day. — 'Ah, so you shall be sure to be misunderstood.' — Is it so bad, then, to be misunderstood? Pythagoras was misunderstood, and Socrates, and Jesus, and Luther, and Copernicus, and Galileo, and Newton, and every pure and wise spirit that ever took flesh. To be great is to be misunderstood.
  • Consistency is contrary to nature, contrary to life. The only completely consistent people are the dead.
    • Aldous Huxley, "Wordsworth in the Tropics" in Do What You Will (1929).
  • Consistency is a virtue for trains: what we want from a philosopher is insights, whether he comes by them consistently or not.
    • Stephen Vizinczey, "Good Faith and Bad" in London Sunday Telegraph (4/21/1974); reprinted in Truth and Lies in Literature (1986).
  • Consistency is the last refuge of the unimaginative.
    • Oscar Wilde, "The Relation of Dress to Art" in Pall Mall Gazette (2/28/1885); reprinted in Aristotle at Afternoon Tea:The Rare Oscar Wilde (1991).
  • Consistency is the enemy of enterprise, just as symmetry is the enemy of art.
    • George Bernard Shaw, quoted by Michael Holroyd in Bernard Shaw: The Lure of Fantasy (1991).
  • The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function.
  • Consistency requires you to be as ignorant today as you were a year ago.
  • A silly ass … wrote a paper to prove me inconsistent. … Inconsistency is the bugbear of fools! I wouldn't give a damn for a fellow who couldn't change his mind with a change of conditions.
    • John Arbuthnot "Jacky" Fisher, British Admiral and First Sea Lord, in a letter to former Prime Minister Arthur Balfour (ndg); reported in Arthur J. Marder, From the Dreadnought to Scapa Flow: The Royal Navy in the Fisher Era, 1904-1919. (1961-1965); quoted by Robert K. Massie in Deadnought: Britain, Germany and the Comiing of the Great War(1991).
  • I have forced myself to contradict myself in order to avoid conforming to my own tastes.
    • Marchel Duchamp, quoted by Harriet & Sidney Janis in "Marchel Duchamp: Anti-Artist" in View magazine (3/21/45); reprinted in Robert Motherwell, Dada Painters and Poets(1951).
  • When my information changes, I alter my conclusions. What do you do, sir?
    • John Maynard Keynes, Reply to a criticism during the Great Depression of having changed his position on monetary policy, as quoted in "The Keynes Centenary" by Paul Samuelson, in The Economist Vol. 287 (1983), p. 19; later in The Collected Scientific Papers of Paul Samuelson, Volume 5 (1986), p. 275; also in "Understanding Political Development: an Analytic Study" (1987) by Myron Weiner, Samuel P. Huntington and Gabriel Abraham Almond, p. xxiv; this has also been paraphrased as "When the facts change, I change my mind. What do you do, sir?"

[Chambers Thesaurus (5th Edition) © Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd. 2015]


It has been my great good fortune in life to have friends and acquaintances who have strongly disagreed with me (though not consistently so).  My writing of blogs (which if nothing else have been great therapy for me) began when a co-worker and I found ourselves repeatedly on opposite poles in political discussions. ( 

Just yesterday the leader of our weekly men’s discussion group treated me to coffee and criticism.  He explained that he and several others at our last meeting objected to my incoherence . Perhaps for a moment my face turned red.  (There may be one or two of my readers who during school days spilled their guts in a class essay only to find it on return shatter-shot with the scarlet lettering “Incoherent"  (a label with no further illuminating explanation totally useless other than as extant evidence of bully bludgeoning).

Gradually those of us so wounded may come to learn that it's best to leave passion and conviction aside and put in its place cold calculation and kiss-ass ideology however respectfully translated.  As the song says, little children must be carefully taught.

Additionally, I would like to mention that a multitude of rich blessings can require a little patience.  Has anyone not had the experience of paced ideation development eventually unfolding to exquisite gifts from God? (Perhaps we should be less dogmatically certain of time and resource requirements for on-going thought processing--especially as that pertains to mental graphics.)  I often thank God for the sometimes mean-spirited opposition that God lovingly turns into blessings.  As King David wrote:   You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. Psalm 23:5   NIV

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Swinging in the Vines

Big Kahuna : (definitions from:  
balls (male genitals).

The last Presidential election was in many ways a laboratory exercise in further identifying the American understanding of  “Big Kahuna”    In the Republican primary candidates spent considerable time during live TV debates hyping up their penis sizes for public perusal—something I had not personally seen since years ago in the woods playing Tarzan--when our little angelic halos only slightly tilted heavenward.   In the general election ultimate commitments sometimes became secondary to Call-to-Duty combat of breast vs penis.

After numerous university courses in public policy formation, I missed out on the rigors of this particular political/genital research discipline—no doubt an advanced offering for honors only.  Sometimes I ask myself: What should the voting age actually be in America  to exploit the keenest political interest—perhaps 12 for males and 10 for females?  God Bless America.

MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU!!  Theaters with wide screens thundered in dark sanctity the legendary rolling rectitude of righteous might. It should be noted that the Star Wars series followed on the heels of the Vietnam War with its top to bottom duplicity and wasted lives.

Hopefully our next election will advance from glutting over who has the tallest and most intimidating obelisk to an earnest laboratory effort employing the interplay of empathy and objectivity for the challenges that are pressing upon us. 

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