Saturday Night Live

Moments thread together to make my universe.

Mindfulness reminds me to be present here tonight.

My character is somewhat reminiscent of my father’s,

I too liked to dream.

To build this bridge from my past to the future,

I will speak loud and clear.

I am speaking for all those who dream but does not let them be our masters!

To put this in context, Rudyard Kipling wrote to his son as a father.

I am writing loudly but I am not sermonizing to anyone.

Tonight is bent to my will in the same way I try to live.

Use the proper use of impressions and do no harm.

In my case, I may keep a few people awake because I sound so booming or brash.

I could be at a star party: Perseus Meteor Shower 2018.

Instead, I am reading and writing up a storm!

Moral Conundrum

She lapsed with her virtues…

He made his own bed, now he has to live in it…

To be human means vice and virtue, how to forgive and forget…

It is real for you and me.

What is the social contract?

Where are we today, collectively and as an individual?

Do no harm, admit mistakes, forgive and forget (even myself), much easier said than done, but that’s the challenge!

Earth Day Canada

A memory from September 11, 1970

As a young boy my elders gave me a lesson on why not vandalize a tree.

I eventually learned about ecology, inner tidal zones, and naturalism.

I did a lot of tree planting and forest fire fighting as a young man.

I spend a lot of time outdoors: walking, hiking and biking.

I try to recycle, recover and reuse.

All these activities are still practiced across the country.

Earth Day April 22, 2018

The slogan this year is to consume less and pledge more…

There is too many plastics being consumed and I pledge to cook more food and buy less plastic.

I will ‘put my money where my mouth is’ and pledge more cash and resources into getting kids more playing time outside.

Climate Change is a good cause to help in the year to come, going to earth day is a proper way to change myself.

I need to read and write and therefore research this day today!

https://www.vox.com/2018/4/21/17247994/earth-day-2018-plastic-climate-change

Atheist And Student: Who Is The New Atheist?

In this dialogue a Atheist attempts to express the values of people who happen to be Atheists.

Atheist:  You do understand, I do not believe in God.  Some think because of my belief that I don’t believe in truth.  That I have not got a purpose, therefore I must file for a Leftist belief in Nationalism to maintain some semblance of sanity.

Student:  Do you think that if someone believes in God that they have no purpose and cling to religion to keep their sanity?

A:  Well, yes and no.  I believe I didn’t think to give religious people or people their due.  They all have purpose and all have their sanity.  Like I do.

Student:  Why don’t you believe in God?

A:  Interesting question, I am a big believer in trying on beliefs.  I think it is best for me to try it first, before recommending it to others.

S:  So you just decided to try out believing in life without believing in god.

A:  I had a problem that challenged me to try out a God free way of existing in this world.

S:  What have you discovered?

A:  I must take more responsibility for my life and the way I treat other life.

S:  Do you treat people better?

A:  Differently, I like to take responsibility for my ways, behaviour and try to do no harm to myself and others.  My views have always been hard to express without a clear demonstration without God.

S:  What do you believe?

A:  That people need to be free to choose their own beliefs.  But this sometimes conflicts with your life because others disagree with your Atheism.

S:  Is there anything you want to tell people?

A:  I believe I usually like to keep my Atheism to myself.  But I think we should all have the choice to choose our beliefs and to be in the kind of practice of our choosing as long as we are not harmful to our self or others.  We all make mistakes and it is hard to forgive and forget.  We need to strive to understand each other.

S:  Are you a perfectionist.

A:  Not really, I know I can never be perfect.  I make mistakes like everyone.  I take responsibility for my actions.  I am wrong more often than I would like to admit.  But I like to be as transparent as possible.  I consider myself to be a Canadian liberal, but accept capitalism and democracy because it is our way.  I also accept the ways of a multi ethnic, multi-belief orientated Canadian Society.  I attempt to be the best Canadian I can be.

S:  What do you think I should do?

A:  Keep an open mind, talk to people and explore your beliefs like you would any other part of your life.  And please, feel free to ask me or show me whatever you think is best.  I prefer if you be nonviolent and try not to harm me:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atheism

 

The Writing Journal

Gripped in the Talmud of a tonality, a sweeping experience of true dissonance:  my musical journey.

Homophobic erotica depicting masturbation that is flaccid, frustrating and painful may be an emotional journey of letting go of guilt through association.

Tirade of emblems that presuppose design on all things made of god.

Or passionate rants about bobulous babes of the opposite sex (same sex, or no sex).

These canon like entries into my journal (or diary) are not meant to see the light of public consumption.

The truth is personal, specific to one’s own knowledge, stylized in their voice (using 1st person on many occasions).

But a journal may be on any and all topics that thwart or endear the masses.

Yet, not all reader or writer, neither or both hast gazed upon thine navel to propagate prose in this vein or humors.

Tsk-tsk, on one’s neighbour’s folly, thyself, and all…than roam upon this inhabited planet floating in the milky way.

Go now, and write upon the hill, your classic dialogue that speaks to one, no one or many!

 

Using The Socratic Method

Why? (Is it good.). (Do we need it or want it.)

This is a good idea when you ‘think critically’ about ethics.

Who uses it (law school)?

There is no one right answer (or there are no real answers in life but heading towards perfection is sometimes a good answer!).

How can I captivate you and me? (Begin with the end in mind).

I am curious about all my problems (being stuck in one way or another).

Why is my brain flatlining?

Why am I living with a brain flatlining?

Are you flatlining yet (because of reading my poem?)?

All the devices in the world won’t help.

What is necessary?

Think ‘Peer-Share’: argue, discuss and debate.

Help students teach each other.

Innovators see different perspectives.

Students need to be stimulated to read and write, think and experiment.

Teachers need to peak student’s curiosity.

We need to change our lives for the better.

These are students and teachers: who we are.