Browsing Category: Quick Thought

POST-RELIGIOUS AGE

POST-RELIGIOUS AGE:What do we live for? What is our daily existence? What raises us from the immanent? I served in Haiti in the aftermath of the January 2010 earthquake. What I found on the ground was not the despair reported in the news but kind villagers continuing in life. The best thing we, as Marines […]

WINNING

        He no longer thought of winning.  His youthful years of games were gone, and he no longer thought of life in such a way.  That there must necessarily be fixed winners and losers in engagements, to him, was sophistry of small thought.  To believe such did not mean life never played in contradiction to […]

POSSIBILITY

        “Do you believe opportunities we are meant to live are ever truly lost?  Does opportunity die, or only change?  If we change our eyes with new perceptions, do possibilities reappear.  In different time, condition, and space, does the opportunity remain if we will ourselves to act?          How many times do we talk ourselves […]

STOBROD

     “To Ada, though it seemed akin to miracle that Stobrod, of all people, should offer himself up as proof positive that no matter what a waste one has made of one’s life, it is ever possible to find some path to redemption, however partial.”—Charles Frazier, Cold Mountain           I never thought Stobrod would be […]

LETTER TO A FRIEND

          I returned to “Life is a Miracle” today, Berry’s explanation of art and how it is not valuable in what it might be reduced and explained to be, but for how it exists and what it tells by the form in which it appears, the story told, the perception shared; how art and science […]

THE HOPEFUL MAN

“…it is at the hopeless moment that we require the hopeful man, and the virtue either does not exist at all, or begins to exist at that moment.  Exactly at the instant when hope ceases to be reasonable it begins to be useful.”—G. K. Chesterton, Heretics                 If Good, we deserve to find what we […]