Monday, December 21, 2009

What's wrong with saying Merry Christmas?

I fully appreciate the fact that we live in a world where different people practice different faiths. In fact, I support America's Freedom of Religion right. However, I cannot be a consumer of popular media without being critical. Season's Greetings and Happy Holidays are slogans used to neutralize the religious time. I have many friends of many faiths, and none of them would rather substitute genuine expressions with universal neutrality. What's wrong with saying Happy Hanukkah? Happy Kwanzaa? Merry Christmas?

Monday, November 30, 2009

How amazing is my new Blackberry?

Today, I got my first Blackberry. It's an 8530 with the unlimited data plan. Though I understand how young people are basically growing up with these mobile do-everything phones, what they may consider commonplace technology is absolutely incredible to me.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Thanksgiving: Why give thanks?

"Give to Caesar what is Caesar's, and to God what is God's"
(New International Version, Matthew 22:21).

Saturday, October 31, 2009

The author of life writes for me.

When I was five, my older brother helped me write words to a picture book I made about Snoopy. Since I could not read my own writing, my brother had me turn the pages while he read to me. Our story was so simple, but that early experience marks the beginning of my lifelong love for storytelling.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Hello Blogosphere!

For years, I have been drawn to the American Renaissance. Emerson, Thoreau and Whitman inspire me to enjoy rugged individualism within a society I question and support. I wonder how they might react to our current globalization. My overall thought is that we are all connected to each other in the past, present and future of our shared humanity. Whitman is wise; “For every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you.”

I hope to use my tiny space in this immense blogosphere to connect with people globally. The information age is an incredible time in our world's history. In our ever-increasing global connectedness, is individualism strengthened or weakened? Celebrated or scorned? Possible or impossible?