Welcome to our shared journey around the sun!

My beautiful wife created this page for me. I can use this to “rant”. I use the term rant loosely since it seems to have a negative connotation. I believe a rant can also be positive, collaborative and at least a way to bring out discussion.

So, since this is my page I hope to bring in some rules:

  1. Anyone may comment any time and as often as you wish.
  2. I, personally do not condone abusive language, rants that support criminal intent, or shouting to get your point across.
  3. Threats and intolerance of any kind will not be tolerated.
  4. You are an adult…so act like one
  5. No stress…..No worries
  6. Most of all – enjoy the dialog, express your opinions, keep an open mind and learn from your fellow travelers.

Our journey began when we were conceived. We will spend only a certain number of years voyaging around the sun at 67,000 miles per hour and spinning on its axis at 1042 miles per hour (at the equator). And yet is seems, in many ways that we are not moving forward at all.

We live in the most technologically advanced society in all of human history. No where at any time or any place have so many lived with the advantages that we have earned. And yet we are mired by prejudice, greed, intolerance and a myriad of other negative human traits.

Personally, I choose to believe that most human beings are basically good. Most of us are simply trying to work through our day. Yes, we jealously protect that which is “ours”, be it human, pet or object. I choose to believe that humans are not prone to predatory behavior.  Instead it is a learned behavior. Predators are pushed into that behavior through insecurity, want, lack of belonging, lack of goals and self-created opportunities. Folks find a way to provide for themselves and for some it becomes formed habit, for good or evil.

Having enjoyed a near-death experience, I understand better than most what I perceive to be on the other side of this reality. I do believe in a higher power that I refer to as “God”. I believe in the ten rules for life, the singular commandment: to simply love one another, and the benefits of working to be a “good human being”.  If we all lived by the American morals of hard work, protecting and nurturing each other, quiet contemplation and reflecting to make our world better, then how can evil persist?

I may not be the brightest bulb in the garden, but I believe I know what is right and the path to my reward is simply living a good and respectful life. I enjoy helping others and being a good steward of my world.

How about you?

I’ll write again on the next leg of our trip…..

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