I thought this was a great parable; figure it was worth sharing…
A Philosophy professor picked up a large empty jar and proceeded to fill it with large rocks. He then asked his students if the jar was full? They unanimously agreed that the jar was full.
Then the professor picked up a box [...]
It’s about 4:30 am ET as I’m starting to write this post and I’m just finished with suhoor, the pre-dawn meal that Muslims eat before beginning fasting during Ramadan.
I’m perusing Facebook as I often do and see a flood of messages from Muslim FB friends wishing everyone else Ramadan Mubarak (essentially happy Ramadan) and [...]
… Or Having Your Midichlorian Cake and Trying to Eat it too
There is a quote from Star Wars, wherein Luke Skywalker asks Yoda if the Dark Side is stronger. Yoda answers, “No no no. But quicker, easier, more seductive.”
The principle is that Dark Siders are guided by passion, that they harness it and [...]
Or… Tripping over the Pedestal
Here in sunny beautiful vanilla Western PA, it’s easy to become attenuated to the connections one has to the motherland, notably to its people. Oh sure, I’ve got my Bengalis here and a few Indian friends left over from college but apas and bhaiyas, unkels and aunties don’t count, per [...]
Back in the 2000′s, during the ignominious reign of President George W. Bush, I remember liberals going berserk trying to figure out how to get the populace to see their side of the argument. If only the masses would just read this article, study that chart, and use rational thought, they would rise up in [...]