Monday, January 19, 2015

Desperate Measured

Nothing is as heartbreakingly sad as seeing someone express desperation.

A Cult

It’s called counter culture because those who participate want so desperately to be counted.

Isn't It Shocking

Here's the truth about The Shock Factor: the shock is the degree of immaturity not the content of the conversation.  Isn't it shocking that most people are too simple to discern the difference between shock and provoke?

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Outside The Box

The thing about being the sharpest pencil in the box? It's effortless to be the biggest prick.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

In The Mood

I'm in a mood. So. Here's two sentences: 

1. It all comes down to which side of the funnel you're on. 


2. Tolerance for profanity is in direct proportion to sexual partners. If you've slutted - you cannot be a prude. Innocence and chastity are like virginity; once they're breached they cannot be feigned.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Politically Corrected

Okay listen up. This is a cartoon created by a Dutch cartoonist - Ruben L. Oppenheimer. An artist made a political statement without worded commentary. Do you see that the visual needs no translation? This image globally unites us; we all understand the image. Do you see that words are sometimes unnecessary? Do you see how important the visual is as a tool of expression?
Today fanatics murdered human beings who ideologically disagreed with them. Now do I understand a faith that demands defense? Certainly. I’m a Roman Catholic. I’m incensed when I see symbols of my faith used as tools of ridicule. Hell, I’ve boycotted Madonna since her ascent in pop culture. But that doesn’t mean she wasn’t given the God granted right of Free Will. So even when I disagree with the substance – I can still support the format. I can see the necessity of expression.
We're in the midst of the greatest cultural change since Gutenberg. As citizens living on the same sphere, it’s time we see that political correctness is actually a form of bloodless censorship. Politically correct. Whose politics? Which political party will make the corrections? There is no politically correct. Today we saw the word “correct” as the verb it is.
Politically corrected.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Racing Thoughts

Let me help you out here. Let me explain race relations to you.

Race: Every human being on this earth has a beating heart that races. It races from joy, fear, apprehension, regret, hope, anticipation, sorrow, or passion – but it races. Biologically it races to the next beat.

Relations: To relate. In relation or proportion to. Think corresponding, equivalent, similar. Relation. Relative. Relatives.

So – race relations: the human being that stands beside you in the produce department, locker room, urgent care, DVM, or stadium, is echoing your heartbeat. You are both an equal creation of a benevolent God.  He shares your inhales and exhales. She is similar and is your alike. You are alike because you are both equally created in God’s likeness and image. Likeness –alike.

Race relations begin at the start of your smile, the tips of your fistless opened hand, and the exhalation that races the H in “hello” past your smile.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Broken

Years ago I jagged a front tooth on a filbert. Well, black russians were my weakness. For a few days the shard sliced me each time my tongue traveled to enunciate. Or when I smiled.

The loss of a friendship is like a jagged tooth. I only notice it when I want to talk or smile.

Friday, December 5, 2014

Crawling Through My Mind

So I'm looking at the pics from a beer crawl last night and I'm thinking, "God I'm so not photogenic. I've biked almost 3000 miles in almost 7 months and I still photograph fat and old." And then I'm thinking about definitions and how we define ourselves. Do we see ourselves as nouns or verbs? And as we age (and our languages change through societal evolution) the definitions change. I'd like to think the essence of me (noun) hasn't changed. And I'd like to think the etymology of me is transparent. But I want to be more than one thing. I want to be (noun: a Mark.) I want to do (verb: make a mark.) I want to influence (adverb: marked.) And I want to be a living word of evolution and revolution. That's my morning think.

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Judges

A knowledgeable man knows that the phrases legal ramifications and moral consequences are not synonymous.  A wise man knows they aren't parallel either.