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Athletes and Salaries, May 14, 2013

Sports used to involve the simple love of the game; today, it’s a high stakes, high-stressed business that consumes every morsel of financial interest that stands in the way of club owners and financiers that bankroll them into successful seasons year after year.  But in a way, it’s really a question of values: what do you value?  A future, I’m sure, but what kind?  Will it be a kind to be sho

A Reason for Manners, May 7, 2013

Manners do matter, but I’m afraid it’s not really for everyone.  The arrogant as with the stubborn, the hypocrite as with the deceitful, all stupid people will never come full circle in their lives to ever appreciate the value of manners consistently.  Having said this, does this point then present a class division of some sort?  Is this discernment establishing some kind of social discriminat

Rediscovering Gen. Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson, April 9, 2013

What is it about war that for some, bring out the most extraordinary quality in people from the most ordinary of men?  General Thomas Jackson: religious by birth, spiritual by choice, and faithful by conviction, how is it that a man of such humble beginnings could know how to use the darkness of war as a means of emerging as a representation for men to follow?  Jackson brought us to understand

Why Do We Need Spirituality?, March 26, 2013

Why do we need spirituality?  Why do we need the air to breathe?  Without it, we die.  Being spiritual allows you to see what so many faithless ones have been denied to experience.  Many of us are so caught up in the ignorance of our arrogance that it disallows people from achieving a greater and more fulfilling view of ourselves through the actions of our faith.  Always remember, the matters

The Psychology of Mature Love, April 30, 2013

Love is misunderstood constantly for lust, infatuations, companionship, dependence, insecurities, and many other psychological maladjustments that plague the human mind.  But love is not about the mind; it’s not even from the heart but rather, love originates from the very foundation of the soul, which rises to illuminate the heart to reach toward others and share the care with one another.  F

Veteran Benefits: A Practical Primer, April 16, 2013

Someone in the neighborhood has just come back from protecting you in a fight, and after having him take a couple of hard knocks for you, you then decide to ignore him and put him aside for a while, but only until you need him again to protect you, but by that time he’ll be too old to fight as hard as he use to, when he was young.  This is what veterans do.  And just as they looked out for you

District of Columbia for Statehood, March 19, 2013

Leadership is an outgrowth that comes from a principled person, who is usually appreciated publicly by the very same people that have come to embrace his new morality of their country, which, in turn, makes them feel good about who it is that leads them.  Politicians come and go but good leaders, as well as bad, seem to come along in the most pointed and interesting periods of time, but regard

Politics and Filibuster, March 12, 2013

Rand Paul’s filibuster a few days ago was a symptomatic expression of something much larger and much more alarming than just a 13 hour rant.  It’s a message that’s bleeding, and no one is attending the wounds of the nation.  America is in a dire and confused state, because it has no leadership of the kind necessary to pull people together and harness the strength and resources of what we are a

The History of Language, March 5, 2013

Listen to my show, and only then will you know the value of language through the kind of communication we all have with one another.  Language is a beautiful form of expression, but it can also be just as much provocative and conflictive as it can be peaceful: it’s our choice to do with it what we think is best.  But if language is our predominant form of communication, that is, the one form o

Does Social Class Matter?, February 26, 2013

When you listen to my show, you’ll be wondering what you mean when you say he has no class.  Class is one of those elusive concepts that you can’t readily identify, but you know what it is the moment you see it.  You can’t buy class; you can’t inherit it.  Having class is just one of those things that certain people have and carry inside them for a lifetime without really knowing what it is, b

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