Support the troops….

No, thanks: stop saying "support the troops" http://goo.gl/921EPw The title of the article grabs your attention, downright shocking actually. But that is good; get through the shock and read the article. Brings up many points worthy of serious thought and consideration.....

Some thoughts of mine regarding Bradley Manning

I haven't really followed the Bradley Manning case closely; but I will weigh in with my opinion anyway. I think they should just let him go free.  It seems to me that our government and military are not above reproach, far from it. It is my understanding that he revealed numerous instances of the government … Continue reading Some thoughts of mine regarding Bradley Manning

Protect our Defenders…..

Protect Our Defenders | We honor, support and give voice to the brave women and men in uniform who have been raped or sexually assaulted by fellow service members. We seek to fix the military training, investigation and adjudication systems related to sexual violence and harassment — systems that often re-victimize assault survivors by blaming them while … Continue reading Protect our Defenders…..

Christian Ghetto……

 Ghettoization of Christian Culture | Interesting article about the bad effects of Christians secluding themselves from the wider society. I'm a Christian but I have to agree that many of the artifacts of "christian" culture are just plain cheesy and tacky.....

Living without Facebook…..

Some ideas and commentary on slowing down, turning away from the hustle and noise to reflect and pay attention to what's important..... Walled-in: Life Without Facebook : zenhabits. Seventeen months ago, I deleted my Facebook account — not just deactivated it, but fully deleted it — and the relief was tremendous.

an update…..

After enduring a super head cold morphing to pneumonia and then the Holiday routine it's been a good month since I went walking. So, now is the time to focus and get back on track: today went walking 30 minutes at lunchtime.....

Buddhism and Sex

Buddhism and Sex: The Bigger Picture | Sweeping Zen  | I like the point made that no one is immune to abusing power and that to minimize abuse there need to be institutional safeguards as well as individual vigilance....

Brain Health and Exercise

Active Lifestyle Conserves Gray Matter, May Ward Off Alzheimer’s | Psych Central News I've been seeing a lot of articles about exercise being good for brain health. A word to the wise I would say is to start with an active lifestyle when you're young and keep it up.....

an update…..

After a month long hiatus, I'm trying to get back into my walking habit. Yesterday walked about 30 minutes and today 1.6 miles on a measured trail....

Does advertising influence my vote ?

Advertising influences my vote only insofar as the ads provide useful information on what the candidate wants to accomplish or has accomplished. I pretty much base my votes on my beliefs which tend to the left for the most part. An big exception is my pro-life stance; I abhor abortion. I used to be hawkish … Continue reading Does advertising influence my vote ?