Monthly Archives: May 2012

Memorial Day: Reckless & Reverent

“Hushed be the camps to-day. No more for him life’s stormy conflicts, nor victory, nor defeat? No more time’s dark events.” – Walt Whitman

A nation long at war must ultimately succumb to the numbing of the heart; moment by moment the pallor of war conquers inch-by-inch the woven thread binding one’s spirit to its vessel, the dread is broad and near, the memorial becomes no less or more its own salve; soothing the dissonance you surely know; easing the breach between wound and peace; penance for the expendable. There is no valor in death; valiant is to the living. 

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A Revolution in Evolving

Recent comments by President Obama regarding his evolving position on the subject of same-sex relationships may at first appear as purely political (and it is) however it also exposes a revolving pathos which far too often becomes a substitute for sound governance.  In his own words, 

“…my feelings about this are constantly evolving….” 

A fluid pathos is not the same or should it ever be a substitute for a durable personal compass whose deferential reference must always be based on an equally durable law; which of course is not at all fluid. What we have been witnessing is A Revolution in Evolving; the near perpetual cycle of reengineering and redefining all things absolute. The most recent definition of Evolving is: to alter, shape and/or conform meaning, form and circumstance to suite an ambition which by its nature is not provable, durable or reliable. 

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Collision Course: Random & Mythological

“Against the insidious wiles of foreign influences (I conjure you to believe me, fellow-citizens), the jealousy of a free people ought to be constantly awake, since history and experience prove that foreign influence is one of the most baneful foes of republican government.” – George Washington, 1796 

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Ignorance Collapsing on Itself

Standing before the Pyramids of Egypt or the Roman Coliseum one can’t help be overwhelmed by the sheer magnitude of these structures’ design and the effort expended in their construction. Ironically no one has yet been able to figure out how the Pyramids were built and as to the Coliseum there is no faithful record of its many design features and it systems; the only evidence of these remarkable achievements persist merely in their remains the method and means having been lost somewhere within the passages of time.  

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