Tag Archives: Conundrum

POEM: Farcical Optimism

He said to me “Your optimism is farcical.” I said “You may be right.” Of course Wisdom may just be Realizing that Farcical optimism Is ever so slightly preferable To farcical pessimism If you gathered all of the information together … Continue reading

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POEM: Tracing Humanity

Tracing Humanity They say that You can tell A lot About a person By what they do This, of course, is on track Still, there is a better weigh The difference between animals and humans That which earthly scales can’t … Continue reading

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POEM: Wading for Gödel

Wading for Gödel A play of mathematical imprecision Fraught with everlasting interpretations Malingering, idoling away the ours For a character whose reputation must impossibly precede him Like the brutal distinction of jealousy and envoy More afraid of the unknown than … Continue reading

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SPEAKING TRUTH TO POWER: A Christian Perspective on Justice

Here is a portion of a document that I drafted a couple of years ago while I was a board member of Toledo Area Ministries (TAM).  It was never adopted in any form, but I put a lot of work … Continue reading

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POEM: I Suspect

Here is a May Day poem, where metaphysical optimism crashes into empirical skepticism.  Will we simply crash and burn?  Or, will we rise like a Phoenix from the ashes?  Stay tuned… I suspect I suspect God is The greatest Un-detective … Continue reading

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POEM: Free Will Compelling

I find the experience of free will very compelling. I like this simple one line poem because it juxtaposes two seeming opposites.  Free will is often viewed as some kind of absolute.  Compulsion is on the other end of the … Continue reading

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What Are Conservatives Conserving?

What Exactly Are Conservatives Conserving (Earth) POLITICAL BUTTON What Exactly Are Conservatives Conserving (Earth) POLITICAL BUTTON This cool design is linked to a button, but other great Top Pun products like T-shirts, bumper stickers, mugs, caps, key chains, magnets, posters, … Continue reading

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POEM: Morning Prayer, Waking Up

I say a prayer of thanks every morning I wake up Except about the whole having-to-wake-up thing This is a simple one of my short poems.  The first line of the poem strikes a very traditional chord, dealing with morning … Continue reading

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It’s the Greed, Stupid

It’s the Greed, Stupid POLITICAL BUTTON It’s the Greed, Stupid POLITICAL BUTTON This cool design is linked to a button, but other great Top Pun products like T-shirts, bumper stickers, mugs, caps, key chains, magnets, posters, and sticker sheets can … Continue reading

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POEM: Toddling Western Civilization

Have you ever seen a toddler who can barely walk Stumbling forward, running to not fall Deliriously proud of oneself This may be Western civilization This short poem is a metaphor for Western civilization.  For any of us who have … Continue reading

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