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Ted’s essays

loyal mug

I have a favorite coffee mug. A couple of days ago, I realized it has been my favorite for a long, long time… that is, in coffee mug years. My daughters invited me to a paint-your-own green clay studio back in February ’99. How do I remember when they did that? It says so on the cup I painted. The shape of the lip, and grace of the cup is crucial. The memories matter. The theme and art cap it off. Can you imagine being loyal to a coffee mug for 18 years? Heck, in our disposable society, almost nothing remains in our lives that long. In my world, it is not alone. Grandpa Herb demonstrated to me: Get quality. […]

Is Long Hair Making Us More Intuitive?

 Back in the old days and the ancient times, many cultures embraced people with long hair, because they believed that long hair was a sign of strength and spiritual maturity. The Native Americans and the Chinese are just a few examples of the many cultures that value long hair, which was why the men and women of these cultures back then rarely cut their hair. Even though back then many cultures believed that having long hair was beneficial to the body, is there evidence today that supports the belief that long hair can make a person more intuitive? How long hair can make you more intuitive If you study Nature deeply enough, you should know that Nature would never create […]

At what age does your knowledge of the world stop growing?

This very imprecise chart represents a lifespan on the X-axis and knowledge of the world, culture, on the Y-axis. Place yourself, where you are today on the X-axis. Do you know less today than you did last week? Or are you still increasing your knowledge? Do you expect to forget more than you learn anytime soon? How do you feel you compare to yourself ten years ago? Where do you expect to be ten years in the future? … STOP Take a few minutes to mark your spot Where are you today? … There are significant reasons those who would rule the world broke up the nuclear family and segregated children and adults by age. Primary among them is […]

redirecting the pro-life effort

I have been an active Libertarian for most of the last 16 years. I have likely been to four score or more meetings of libertarians. Often the discussion moves rapidly over areas of agreement to focus on animated discussions where we do not agree. The pro-life vs pro-choice question is one of the main ones. Nobody wins that argument. Remember, this is a group that eschews existing rules and rulers in favor of philosophically proper and theoretically pure. No pre-existing guidelines carry weight in these arguments. For us there is no agreed upon role for government in this question. That means neither paying for abortions nor monitoring and controlling womens’ reproductive systems. Those who would use government force to ban […]

happy days

I am not believing in DC magic. I do not expect to see the Potomac Swamp drained. Money, power, vice and corruption will remain far more popular than liberty. BUT, I won’t have to see bits and pieces of that nauseating synchronized show where the Clinton, Obama and Media whores constantly lie to a worshiping audience of trusting souls who I could otherwise happily share Earth with. Photos and quotes from those two disgusting pseudo-humans will finally drop off my news feeds. The media and The White House will be at odds instead of teammates. THAT loss of power is a glorious benefit to the election results if nothing else improves. Not much else is assured, but those are […]

men with long hair

I meant to include some of these photos with yesterday’s post The Longhairs. […]

The Longhairs

Guys with long hair. Not the USofA cultural norm. That’s about all there is on the subject for certain. Everything else you think and say is just that… thoughts and words. What do you KNOW about guys with long hair? I’ll help you out a bit here. You know they are not slaves to convention. You know they are not overly concerned about what the majority thinks … or says. In my case, I am far less concerned about my physical appearance than average… or yours, for that matter. I feel and live inside, not outside. I appreciate others not for how they look, but for who they are. Reversing that, in my view, is shallow – and not […]

serenity prayer

Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, Courage to change the things I can, And wisdom to know the difference. I am real strong on the courage part, but do seem to need constant work on the other two. I am working on them this month. – Ted