Can’t Buy Me Love

Love the children

photo courtesy Philip Brookes

There are so many things that we have a limited supply of. Our natural resources are not infinite. Clean water is tough to come by in some areas. There’s not enough food in many countries.

There are two things in particular that we here in the U.S. always complain about. We never seem to have enough money, and there’s never enough time.  [Read more…]

You Are What You Eat

You Are What You Eat

Photo courtesy Rachel Haller

We’ve all heard the saying “you are what you eat” before. There’s a lot of truth to this statement. In general, healthy eating habits lead to a healthy body and unhealthy eating habits lead to an unhealthy body. Did you know the same is true for your mind though? Your mind becomes what you feed it.

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Who Really Loses?

Rock'm Sock'm Politics

Photo courtesy Connor Tarter

I read an article today talking about the recent debate going on in Washington about the extension of the “Bush Tax Cuts”. Some are saying that Obama has sided with the GOP in regards to extending all of the tax cuts instead of just the tax cuts for those making under $250,000 per year.

I have a contention with the statement that he has sided with the GOP. [Read more…]

It’s a Self-Centered Life

Thank You for Your Trash

Photo courtesy Daniel Slaughter

My family and I were taking a walk down a nice new path that they made next to a “bypass” from the southern to the eastern side of our little town. It’s only been open for a month or so. There’s still straw in all of the ditches not grass. What really struck me is the amount of litter in the median and ditches. After such a short time, people are already throwing their bottles and cans and other miscellaneous trash out their windows onto the freshly graded land.

What is it that causes people to do that? I believe it is self-centeredness. They are thinking of only themselves and their convenience. If you really think about it, a lot of societies’ behavior can be explained by this. Ever get mad at one of those drivers who insists on flying by the traffic backup in the merging lane waiting until the last possible second to cut into traffic and create a worse backup? They’re self-centered. How about the person driving 10mph under the speed limit down the LH lane of traffic on the highway? Yep, self-centered. What about you when you’re standing in line and getting impatient with the person in front of you who waits until their total is read off before even beginning the search for their checkbook? Okay, we’ll chalk both of you up as being self-centered on that one.

What would happen in our society if everyone started thinking about everyone but themselves for a change? I’ve got a pretty good idea what that would be like. Any chance that is going to happen?