You know all those popular memes about being genuine, honest, and not caring about what other people think? Bikers actually live like that. It’s a universe of philosophy, excellence, and damned fine parties. I’m out to explore it, and inviting you for the ride. Because Truth rides a motorcycle.
Note: this text version is not a word-for-word transcript. Today, I want to tell you a little story. It is the story of how I modified my motorcycle using two Allen wrenches, a hammer, a screwdriver, a power drill, a hacksaw, a socket wrench, a breaker bar, my grandfather’s old industrial-strength commercial pipe wrench, a… Continue Reading Rise Up!
Last week, I paid tribute to my friends’ wedding, and briefly described how a practical application of philosophy enabled me to set aside some jitters–since I was both the minister and the DJ, I had a few responsibilities that day–and now I think I should tell you the rest of the story. I held back… Continue Reading I Get Pissed
This past Saturday, I married someone. No, I don’t mean that I got hitched myself, I mean that I bonded two people in the blessing of Holy Matrimony. I’m a duly ordained minister, remember? You might think that a wedding ceremony is as simple as the one at the end of Spaceballs: “Do you? Do… Continue Reading Wedded Bliss
A couple weeks ago, I defined the terms Mind, Body, and Spirit as I’m going to be using them, and how they differ. What I want to talk about this week is, in part, how they are similar. To recap: the Mind, the Body, and the Spirit, are the three elements of an individual; the… Continue Reading 24 Inch Chi Pythons
I had a continuation of last week’s theme planned for today. But that can wait. Something more important came up; it came up in the form of a link, to a YouTube video, Ezio Bosso’s “Rain, In Your Black Eyes.” I sat here, listening to it, scrolling through my news feed, and another friend had… Continue Reading Life Is Good
Today I’d like to pick apart a phrase that you might have heard: “Mind-Body-Spirit.” It’s the third term that’s the problem child there. Some of you are already itching to navigate elsewhere on the web, somewhere that isn’t populated by people who think the Harry Potter movies are documentaries, just because of that one… Continue Reading A Bunch of Tree-Hugging Hippie Crap
Do you need a license to think? That may seem like an odd question; what is odder is that the prevailing answer seems to be “yes.” Let me put it this way: I have a love of philosophy, but I do not have a philosophy degree. Does that mean that I can’t know, what I’m… Continue Reading Do You Need a License To Think?
Recently I had a conversation with a friend which wound up on the topic of meditation. “I’ve tried it,” she said, “I know you’re supposed to empty your mind, but I just can’t do it.” We were at work during this conversation, and at this point an interruption put it to bed. What she said… Continue Reading The Two Hour Zen Moment: DIY Meditation
Last week, I talked about personal power. While I was writing that, I was reminded of Friedrich Nietzsche, who made the subject of power his life’s work. I’m not going to run down the man’s biography, we’re on the Internet for God’s sake, if you’re that curious it won’t take you long to find it.… Continue Reading Nietzsche Is Peachy
So, in a previous sermon, I said, “Don’t dismiss a message just because people say the source is laughable.” I want to expand on that a little bit, and coincidentally show my age, with a specific example. I don’t know how many of you have heard of a cartoon from the mid 1980s, known as… Continue Reading The Gospel According to He-Man