Learning for the Future

Enough writing depressing banter about the mundane existence of daily life, it is time to write about potential, hope, and the future. After all, finding direction is probably the best direction you can have. They say learning, takes time, and some people are still asking who

Monday Wakeup Call

Good morning, this weekend seemed to be a wash, I found myself sleeping almost all day Sunday. When I woke up in the afternoon on Sunday, the Kansas City Chiefs were playing so terrible, that I rolled over and went back to sleep. Today is Monday, what a wonderful Monday, I feel awake and am enjoying a state of clarity this morning. Perhaps, I have managed to get myself a cold, or just run down from not sleeping enough because of too much homework.

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Freedom Fries Remembrance

I went to one of my favorite cheeseburger shacks and got one rather large order of freedom fries. Did you know that French President Jacques Chirac was actually in the United States attending a G-8 Summit in the State of Georgia, during the Funeral of former President of the United States Ronald Reagan? Did I mention that I am still upset that France

Stronger Days

Well I have now started drinking this substance called Slim-Fast, which is evidently a meal option, for those who would rather drink than eat. While I really do like a good meal every once in awhile, the challenges of having to cook, cleanup, and decide what is for dinner waste a significant amount of my time every day, therefore I have decided to only have one meal a day and otherwise drink my meals. During the next few days, I am going to start looking forward to stronger days.

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What a Lazy Weekend

Well I have not been doing very much over the last week. I have not been writing very much over the last week. My week has been spent napping, resting, and mostly eating food so I can take some painkillers. Having surgery is no joke, and it has been strange to have family members coming over to visit and say hello, people just stopping by for lunch, and just otherwise being curious about how I am doing. Monday is the day I will get to find out what exactly the diagnosis is when I return to visit the nice people at the doctor

The confines and politics of message

What people actually see and what they believe is becoming a fragmented mixture of manufactured reality achieved through the advent of perception by political flavor. In modern American politics, that idea that voters could get a fully flavored reality is sadly disappearing. For better or worse, we now know, more or less political flavor is an effect of political message and sadly not a function of argument and reason.

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A Collection of Futurist Thoughts on History

Knowing who we are and where we are going is part of being able to visualize the dream. This essay is a collection of futurist thoughts on how history is developing. Describing the current state of the world and how that state is in the process of changing, requires being able to explain one potential dream for the future and use that perspective as a point of reference for discussion. Society is just beginning to enter the age of technology, less than fifty years ago people did not truly understand nuclear power, fusion, and more importantly the basic building blocks of the universe that unlock today the secrets of the technology of tomorrow.

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Getting Stronger, Finding Answers

This morning, I was finally able to check into the hospital for a single day visit. At the time of my surgery, the nation still did not know who was president of the United States; fortunately, I did not have to wait to find out, since the nice people at the hospital knocked me out until the election was over. When I woke up, the doctor told me that the unrestricted mass located on the upper clavicle was benign, probably not a lymphoma, and otherwise everything was successful. I am spending the rest of the day in seclusion, but wanted to let everybody know that, the surgery went well, I am doing fine, and at least I have a reason to nap today.

Voting Reform

I have decided that the modern election system is terrible and needs reform. How do I plan to reform the voting system? First, the idea of voting on one day is not a good idea and the voting should extent over an entire week or least a weekend, and I am not talking about simply allowing early voting the entire system needs to be clear, transparent, and accessible. Voting should occur at local schools so the community is aware of where to vote, when to vote, and how to vote. If the election system used the public schools, it would streamline the process, and remove voter fraud, collusion, and other problems, by holding elections at buildings that are public, have internet, and at least have security systems or policies. It will be easier for the press to cover the election, people to participate in the election, and will reduce the overall complicity of the election process.

Did you vote? I voted!

According to the United States Federal Government, I now fall into the minority classification; I recently voted in Johnson County, Kansas and was not subject to any voter intimidation, malicious campaigning, or even any caustic and abusive bumper stickers. I drove to the designated voting location; cast my vote on a computerized voting machine, turned on the high contrast ballet, voted, and then got my sticker and went home. When I got home, I took the sticker that said,