I saw a great bumper sticker the other day;

If you happen to be Welsh and this kind of humour appeals to you, great.

The truth is that my family maintains a little pride in our heritage.

Those with an interest find us amusing but nationalism starts small and can outgrow it’s fun and family at an easy pace.

I find it healthy to laugh at myself (my pride), but it is not always that simple.

Nationalism sounds too good to be true in many instances.

Biometric ID

Sovereignty identity as apposed to the idea of the sovereign individual.

To be honest, it is a fancy way to ID who, where and as many other elements of people as they move around the globe.

It is becoming a type of tracking device to find people during an emergency at best or during a hunting down at worst.

Yet, what is a country to do?

It seems peevish to become nationalist about it.

How about socialistic?

In today’s politics, the freedom and individual freedom of ‘passport’ is at stake.

What would it be like to show ID in all entry and exit situations? Sex? Conversations? Going in and out of any activity?

‘Why’is it that most of us celebrate our passport, drivers’s licence, birth certificates, etc?

Of course we are happy about celebrating ‘the individual ‘.

In this sense, happy trails to all, have fun, be a good guest, your friend’s place may have different rules you should know and practice and keep in touch, things can get a little odd traveling to new and different countries and peoples.

Using Ebola Vaccine

When a new vaccine is used are the people protected from abuse?

It is a pressure situation to use a new vaccine and at the same time, the outbreak of Ebola my be dangerous.

These are also time sensitive events, but using the proper use of impressions are still important to the people being offered the treatment.

I think it’s neat how we don’t associate ourselves with the privacy of others…

Okay, I see the criminal mind at work…

Some guy walks up as I am leaving my building, he wants to get in, I have never seen him before, is he a guy trying to get in…

Criminal mind is a phrase I remember from some top ten song, it is probably true, same with every thing I’m saying.

I think I watch too many movies but what I really want to try is writing some fiction for fun.

Not money, it’s too desperate and won’t work in the long run.

I don’t know why I bother sometimes.

Old Man Vs. Young Woman: Love/ Hate Relationship

In this dialogue there is a simple exchange of opposing view on opening day of the bike lane on Fort Street in Victoria, B.C., Canada

Olds man: I am a tax payer!

Young Woman (trying to ride her bike around the old man who is purposely blocking her way): what do you think I am?

“The 3-Apple-A-Day Plan”: Update

It has been 12 days and I am eating an apple after each meal. And I am adding an Ab Slide exercise to my routine. I also want to measure myself every week to mark my progress. I am trying to sculpt by adding muscle and loosing unwanted fat.

Wish me luck.

I will update  in about a month.

What I know About Nonviolence

When I am angry it is difficult to be at peace.

War is necessary, but practicing nonviolence during war is the surest way to peace.

Nonviolence practice is more difficult than being violent.

The difference for me is like putting something together is harder than taking something apart.

I believe it only takes half a mind to be violent, but a whole mind to be at peace.

Nonviolence is learnt and needs to be a lifelong practice and commitment.

I am a lifelong learner and this is one of my favorite subjects.

As a man I need to practice nonviolence for biological reasons: I believe we are all hard wired for peace.

I studied many sources, but I recommend “The Art Of Happiness in a Troubled World” by His Holiness The Dalai Lama and Howard C. Cutler, MD. And “M.K. Gandhi An Autobiography Or The Story Of My Experiments With Truth”, Translated from the original Gujarati by Mahadev Desai With an Introduction by Sunil Khilnani

And I believe all people need to practice nonviolence to become a better civilization.

A Man’s Perspective On Nonviolence

As a boy, I assure you, I came across many violent acts which did not escape my notice.

My parents thought I was a gentle child, but I loved sports, tech stuff, reading and writing, people, biking, and hiking and school.

For this was a time for testing and setting limits in all areas of my life.

As I get older, I had a couple of violent incidences that always occur in teenage years.

But as I moved into manhood, I only had one major stumbling block: I became sick at first year university.

This is not a record of my ups and downs, but an outline.

I never really felt nonviolence was necessary when I was growing up because I had everything to prevent it in my lifestyle.

As a man, I read and watched the violence around me and realized how difficult it is to find a way to peace.

Some friends got sick, others died and most of it directly related to violence.

Many men end up in prison because of violence.

This is my reason for practicing nonviolence in all my affairs.

Rough and Tumble Play For Boys

Getting a lot of rough and tumble play may be hard for a boy if dad is not present, or done without a parent or loved one…

Boys are always getting cuts and bruises.

Boys love to play sports for this reason, it may even seem like an obsession, compulsive or hyperactivity.

Boys may appear overtly violent when in rough and tumble play.

Do boys get enough help with this activity at school?

Do we allow for this activity when socializing Boys?

Let’s Talk About Going To Secondary School For Boys

First, kids don’t always like to talk about this to parents or teachers.

Second, boys are more violent than girls and their need to express themselves in rough and tumble play is not considered enough at school and society.

With that said, here is a good article about talking to sixth graders about moving up to secondary school: