A question, which sounds silly but is quite serious: If a kitten could talk, what would it sound like? Would you expect a high, squeaky voice just within the upper range of human hearing? A timid, shaky quality? A lisp so cute that it causes Type 3 diabetes? You would be wrong. I speak from… Continue Reading A Kitten With the Voice of a God
Let me preface this sermon by saying that I am a priest, not a doctor, that not only am I not qualified to discuss clinical depression, I have never been tested, much less diagnosed. If you are looking for a little guidance in such matters, the best I can offer you here is a glimmer… Continue Reading Depression Is Good.
It has been over a year since I delivered a sermon here. I did not ascend the top of a mountain and study at the feet of an Ascended Master. I descended into the depths, and took a long look at myself, and what I was doing here. Both needed some tweaking; the experience has… Continue Reading And I’m back.
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?