Tag Archives: Florida

LGBT Rights and the First Amendment

From Muhammad Ibn Abdullah to Joel Osteen the world seems awash with false prophets. This is why it is so important to be able to say whatever we want, to believe whatever we want about God, or not to believe, to publish whatever we want to publish, to associate with those whom we wish, and to shun those with whom we do not. Continue reading

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Poem: Rhonda Running Fast

R eflections of her stormy past H aunt her loveliness O ur farmer’s daughter running fast N ow is come her test D ream sweet Rhonda, dream A nd carefully wish for what you really mean

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Don’t Worry – Be Happy : The Epicurean View of Death

Originally published in the Florida Student Philosophy Blog  [1] Eccl 8:15 – Then I commended mirth, because a man hath no better thing under the sun, than to eat, and to drink, and to be merry: for that shall abide … Continue reading

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Understanding Being and Time

Originally published in the Florida Student Philosophy Blog The newborn just entered into the world, may say to herself, “I am soiled; I am hungry, and decidedly uncomfortable.  Surely, my mother knows this. Why then does she not come to … Continue reading

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On Rebellion

Originally published on the Florida Student Philosophy Blog “I’M AS MAD AS HELL, AND I’M NOT GOING TO TAKE THIS ANYMORE!”[1] These are the words of Howard Beale in “Network”. The American movie classic is about an aging network broadcaster … Continue reading

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Racism, Politics, and Ax Handle Saturday

I am not exactly sure why we should be celebrating a day when a bunch of black folk got beat up by a bunch of white folk with ax handles. I think it is unlikely to happen again given Republican … Continue reading

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Credo

 The virtues expressed here are those embraced by the Masters and Practitioners of the Chinese Goju fighting society of which I am Sho Dan. I was accorded this honor by Sensei Antony Baso, San Dan Renchi, University of Martial Arts … Continue reading

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