As to the appeal of Donald Trump, perhaps many people are tired of, even exasperated with the corrupt, craven, career politicians. Someone from outside politics appears novel and refreshing to some voters. As well, for many it is encouraging to see a candidate stand up to those in the media. Why should we let the journalists be moral arbiters on every issue?! Why should they get to frame the debate? Many of these media personalities have given plenty of evidence of both an inability to be objective on many topics and a woeful ignorance of many inconvenient, politically incorrect facts.
Let the American people discuss and debate the key challenges confronting the nation without the media shaping, directing and limiting the debate. (These challenges were not effectively addressed by the failed policies of Obama.) If Donald Trump gets these issues on to the front pages and on the television and radio, I say “Keep it up, Donald.”
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We now share some images from a ferry ride yesterday.
Here we see the Ferry Building with one of the Embarcadero Centers behind it.
Several days ago, a 32-year-old woman was shot dead in San Francisco by an illegal alien previously charged with felonies and deported multiple times. This individual had re-entered the country after committing crimes to commit more crimes.
The accused killer asserts this killing was not murder but an accident. This is hard to believe. We know guns can go off “accidentally”. (I have handled guns since I was 12 years old after passing a gun safety course.) But, was it – could it have been – an accident that this hand gun was pointed or directed by the accused at the body of the woman killed when it discharged?!
How we treat animals says something about ourselves.
Here we see a cat in China. Cats do have a tough time in this world.
These images were captured at sunset last evening driving west through San Francisco.
Have you ever found the process of learning to be enjoyable or fun?
How often do you experience curiosity or wonder?
Do many subjects or topics interest you?
Are you open to learning new things?
The ends justifies the means, you say?
I think not.
The above image is of the statue of the Buddha in Golden Gate Park’s Japanese Tea Garden in early summer morning light.
On a recent radio program, we heard that many individuals who experience near death experiences (NDEs), say or claim that they were in a timeless state. Some of these people think that time is illusory. Such an assertion is not really opposed to the idea that time is a dimension of the material universe and does not truly exist (as we know or understand it) on the spiritual plane of existence. From a Vedic perspective, we might say that the material universe is not ultimately real because it is temporary and constantly changing. The spiritual plane or universe is real because it is eternal. (The material is temporary and illusory. The spiritual is eternal and real.)
Sometimes the very thing you’re looking for
Is the one thing you can’t see
These are words from the song, Save The Best For Last, sung by Vanessa Williams.
Heroes in old epics and legends slay dragons or other monsters and free the people of these terrors. (Do any of you remember reading Beowulf in high school or college?) Perhaps slaying external monsters, as risky to life and limb as it no doubt would be, is more quickly and more tangibly and more completely achieved than exorcising out our inner demons.
Sexual intimacy is a key ingredient in a successful, lasting and happy marriage. Thus, it is important for married persons to nurture their shared sexual love for each other and work to make their sexual intimacy mutually fulfilling and satisfying. A little variety or spice in your sex life can be a very positive thing. Make love in different sexual positions and do not limit yourselves to your marriage bed. Make love in other parts of the house. Add new acts and be a little adventurous.
That is when oral sex can be beneficial.
What is the real purpose of sexual morality?
There are no doubt many opinions about this. In this essay, we give our thoughts on this topic.
The sexual love the spouses share with each other is naturally giving. Sadly, among married Christians there is much confusion on this subject of sexual love, with some spouses needlessly suffering from unhealthy inhibitions and even feeling shame in the marriage bed. This is so unnecessary. Letting go of, or shedding these inhibitions and shame will open you to a deeper, richer emotional intimacy with your spouse during your lovemaking.
Mutually fulfilling lovemaking is not the only necessary ingredient for a successful, lasting, happy marriage – but the reality is that it is one of the key ingredients! And, God intended that both spouses enjoy sexual fulfillment within their loving marriage. (If you doubt this, consider the sexual capacity (for arousal, desire and pleasure) in both the man and the woman all throughout each month. Of course, the emotions are also intimately involved.)
Why do we humans do the things we do?
Why are we always tinkering?
Why do we show no self-restraint?
Why do we play act at being God?
We may not have very good answers, but it is important to raise the questions in these days.
The small placard on the wooden man says “tinkering”. (All photos in this essay were taken at the Exploratorium in San Francisco this past Saturday, 20 September 2014.)
We love this little creature. He is affectionate and is in a loving home.
The shadow will lift
and this will be a gift
Even now, the darkness is being pierced by the coming light
and this will be the end of the long, dreary night
The sorrow and despair and pain
will give way to rest and peace and gain
Sitting Sphinx like and listening to the traffic on the street below.