Fiction, A Looking Glass into the Future

Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you mad.- Aldous Huxley Many books written over the course of human history have taken on the task of predicting or forecasting our political/societal future. Two favorites that come immediately to mind are Atlas Shrugged and 1984. Recently written favorites include The Hunger Games and…

Big Money = Big Problems

The last couple of posts have been focused on freedom, the status of it in the United States, and how freedom affects what we do, both personally and on a larger scale.  If we look at freedom in light of the US ranking on the democracy and the rule of law scales, we can see…

Are you really Free?

I try to compartmentalized my writings.  The metaphysical/emotional are written on my Live Unfolded blog.  Here I write about the physical/political.  But sometimes, these worlds collide.  To discuss freedom, I have to cross the divide.  I have to get you to think about what is happening inside your head and heart and how that applies to…

‘Stuff’ for Your Thoughts

A dear friend of mine is studying to be a teacher in the Commonwealth of Virginia and is currently taking a class on the globalized citizen.  The professor for this course used a video called “The Story of Stuff” by Annie Leonard as an example of what is being used in the classroom to teach children about being a global citizen.…

Snowed in? No Worries…Mull on this…

Did you watch the Super Bowl?  Did you see the ‘controversial’ Coca Cola Ad?  If not or if you need a reminder, check it out: YouTube – Official Coca Cola Super Bowl 2014 Ad I honestly didn’t give the ad much thought.  We live in a globalized world.  This ad was as much about the…

My Letter from the President

As you may recall I wrote a letter to the President regarding the government shutdown last October.  I received a response on 28 January 2014, the eve of the State of the Union. This was his response: Thank you for writing.  I know many Americans got hit hard by the Government shutdown, and their frustration…