On this day in history – The Apollo 11 flight plan to the moon

The cold war between Russia and America was in full bloom and two events were on the calendar for both countries. A walk on the moon and the Cuban missile crisis; which was… Continue reading

The evolution of Neville Longbottom

Every student at Hogwarts School was permitted to “bring an owl or a cat or a toad”; and so began an education like no other for Harry Potter and the young witches and… Continue reading

Seven advantages to entering your career at the bottom without an education

Some current common advice on the path to success is the need for an education. But before you jump into the deep end of debt consider the words Mark Twain is said to… Continue reading

War on drugs – Part IV – Richard Nixon, the Constitution, and the Shafer Report

“I want a Goddamn strong statement about marijuana. Can I get that out of this son of a bitching Domestic Council? . . I mean one on marijuana that just tears the ass… Continue reading

the highest place you can rise to

the highest place you can rise to is the center of yourself It’s where Buddha found nirvana. And Christ was in perfect agreement with him ~ he said “the kingdom of God is… Continue reading

Maybe dark matter, or dark energy, is light

The question which lead to this theory is simple: If dark matter exists why can’t we see it? What in the universe is invisible? Photons. The sun provides light in every direction but… Continue reading

six ways of simplicity

your life becomes complicated or simple by the choices you make why return to simplicity? why drink a glass of water? what is more simple than water? does it fill you? can anything… Continue reading

paper clip, by Naoko Yamano

The documents shipped from far away country were kept together by a paper clip. I put the paper clip in to a small box.  One day I took out it and use it… Continue reading

The war on drugs – part III – the DEA and medical marijuana

“Medical marijuana already exists. It’s called Marinol.” – U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA website) “FDA has not approved marijuana for medical use in the United States. …. On May 31, 1985, FDA approved… Continue reading

War on drugs – part II – how deadly is drug use in America?

“If we were to regulate (legalize) marijuana, we would have to concede that it’s acceptable for society to profit from a person’s addiction. There were approximately 38,000 overdose deaths for illicit drugs and… Continue reading

self awareness has several parts

heal your wounds be true to yourself know the difference between your true self and the person you were taught to be discover what works for you heal your wounds when you feel… Continue reading

What if… – the politics of distraction

“I predict future happiness for Americans, if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.” ― Thomas Jefferson “What if the… Continue reading

war on drugs – part I – tales from the turf

“I think the drug war has arguably been the single most devastating, dysfunctional, harmful social policy since slavery. I think it has devastated our communities. I think it has ruined the lives of… Continue reading

what is the purpose of crisis and loss?

If life didn’t end with death there would have been no room on earth for you to be born. The world was filled with life a billion years ago. The purpose of a… Continue reading

not naughty, naughtier

one reason to pass judgment against others is to give yourself permission to do activities you think you shouldn’t be doing my actions are naughty but his are naughtier so I’m ok why… Continue reading

children are great teachers

learning isn’t blind acceptance children constantly show the way why? why? why? to teach the way to become a good student there is no better teacher than a child who has the answers?… Continue reading

every piece of the puzzle fits – the reason life is painful

of course you’d like less pain in your life one of the steps towards that is to understand the reasons life is violent, difficult and constantly painful when you know why you can… Continue reading

YES AND NO – the two parts of letting go

letting go is the way to no suffering and it’s also the way to enlightenment the first part of letting go is indifference the second is yes to all things indifference is the… Continue reading

words are rooted in emotion

the desire to speak appears to be a need to give information but more often it’s a need to share emotion at sunrise each day the birds tell you dawn is exciting and… Continue reading

Reasons life is becoming more difficult (Part 3) – religion

the purpose and core teaching of all religions is to put you in harmony with yourself so that you can move in harmony with the world and find inner peace but many churches… Continue reading