I had another birthday last month and It made me reflect on the past and possibilities for the future. I have seen many things change and progress in my 56 years. Some of the changes have been very positive such as civil rights and acceptance of African American’s as full citizens. The dissemination of knowledge by Television and later by th [...]
If you question the average American about the founding fathers intent concerning the protection of freedom of speech and the press and the prohibition of a governmental establishment of religion they most-likely would point to the Bill of Rights under the US Constitution.
They would be only partially correct. The founders who were suspicious [...]
Is it lawful to pay the census tax to Caesar, or not?” But Jesus, knowing their wickedness, said: “Why do you test me, you hypocrites? Show me the coin of the census tax.” And they offered him a denarius. And Jesus said to them, “Whose image is this, and whose inscription?” They said to him, “Caesar’s.” Then he said to them, “Then render to [...]
A scene from the Obsolete Man Episode of the Twilight Zone 1961
“You walk into this room at your own risk, because it leads to the future, not a future that will be but one that might be. This is not a new world, it is simply an extension of what began in the old one. It has patterned itself after every dictator who has ever plan [...]
I am amazed at all of the spin & hype after the debate on who won and who lost!
Presidential Debate Images from: Boston.Com
First is the view from the neo-con commentators that Governor Romney won the debate by a large margin and that he was so masterful in his criticism of the President and his record over the last 4 years. The seco [...]
In the last month, I have been hit with very bad news; another person I have known had committed suicide. This time, the suicide was one of my old high school classmates whom had served in the military for four years. This was now the fourth male that I have attended school with along with two females, a neighbor, and a movie director. [...]
Imperial Roman Decadence (Image from: Anvnews.net)
The people that once bestowed commands, consulships, legions, and all else, now concerns itself no more, and longs eagerly for just two things – bread and circuses!
- Decimus Iunius Iuvenalis (Juvenal) 55 – 127 AD
Last month when I was looking at the Republican & Democratic c [...]
I am always amazed how far we Americans have drifted away from our founding principles and passively give away our God given rights to our state and federal governments without even a whimper of protest. In my small Northeastern New Jersey borough of Closter an ordinance was passed in 2001 and updated a few times since then designating part [...]
As a veteran of the entertainment industry, people used to ask me who I liked to work with the most when it came to the movie crowd. I would get the question, “Who are your favorite actors and directors.” When it would come to the favorite director list, the one person that would first come to mind was Tony Scott. When I wa [...]
As adults we tend to get upset when we make mistakes. I have heard clients, friends and family be really hard on themselves when they make a mistake. What we don’t realize as parents is that our kids hear what we say and watch our non verbal behaviors and every time we get upset at ourselves for making a mistake we are teaching our kids that [...]