A soldier, a saint and the world apart from itself. We stop and listen, to a great call, a yield to the utmost. Will we hold truth as our beacon or find the depraved sense of self-propriety to be the guide? The servant, the master and what we hold dear is a distant relic to the path in our present. Yours to find, repose and release, the beauty – a creator’s piece.
You can ignore the Chuck D reference, it is just a sound track for this blog. I was listening to a classical master today and enjoyed the progression of skill in their work. A reminder that this world is a process.
We live in a time were the predominance of the creative commons world and suffrage of culture is the best it has ever been. But, we live in a fragile world – that hangs in the balance of the populous and the elite. In many senses, the populous has done better than well and in many cases doesn’t even realize it yet. What will our future provide as the base culture of an open society?
Today I had the honor of hearing a lecture by Craig Hodgetts, FAIA of Hodgetts and Fung. It was a perspective of advancement and the ideas that form our society. It presented ideas of pop and classical understanding of an emergent society. Paired with an assortment of virtual reality presenters and entrepreneurs it encourages the push for understanding our roots and maintaining cultures that aren’t bastardized by pluralism. Rather, empowered by understanding and infused with class – to fight for a culture that accepts difference and preserves a proper sense of decency towards tradition and religion – items that preserve sanity in a world that could easily implode with cultural tensions.
This weekend, I was thinking about some fields of science and the pursuit of understanding. I hope that the world of government and science will stand to hold the human body as sacred. Christianity teaches and commonly believes that the body is a temple for the Holy Spirit – God indwelt in us, a belief that we invite Jesus Christ into our lives, minds and soul. As digital information systems become more prevalent, we will be better off in eternity if we don’t use embedded chips and technology, but rather use good communities and technology to protect the future. That is the best protection of the religious freedom we can get – keeping the body and mind clear so that we can be free to believe in a higher power. I hope that everyone has a wonderful Easter weekend.
Drop box but – it is what it is.
America. A prosperous place fueled by industry, once a mighty trade icon. The rest of the world is gaining strength and I see a weakness in the retail world due to massive amounts of import and online purchases. Strategically strengthening our retail through heavy import tax and heavy online shipping tax could greatly benefit us urbanly and economically. Convenience is truly costing retail too much and we haven’t see the effect yet, while it is wonderful to receive items at my place or in a drop box but it should not be the cheapest option. If retail is not protected through consumer purchases we will have vacant streets and that is not good for America.
America is stretched too thin. How are we going to pull it back together?
As a kid, I attended church with my family nearly every week. We did not have the coolest items, even though I had a few cool things. I was always waiting for the Sunday paper to reveal something cool that would solve a lifestyle issue, exempli gratia a wireless modem to eliminate cabling. The world I knew did not expect much and did not move incredibly fast. Average American, living simply. Now, I have some of the most advanced pieces of technology to keep my world simple – like a wireless internet box instead of land line connection and a mobile phone that is more powerful than some computers. This morning I was reading the Washington Post about a young prodigy that had a schizophrenic episode and I think a part of the problem is our society is processing a lot more information with our minds than previous. Previously, worlds were separate – the church, D.C., fashion, and professions. Now, people seem to be feeling the need to be perfecting their skills because the digital realm puts pressure on the entire system. The mind needs to rest and focus – simple. How are we going to protect our minds from cultural phenomenons and overload in the coming age?
Today I had one of the more interesting experiences of urban wild. I parked and three coyotes were there looking on and then slowly meandering away. It was wild yet their sense of uncertainty made it a time of wild repose. The pacific northwest is one of those places that has an incredible vibrancy of life and yet also some complex urban adjacencies. I am looking forward to summer time and I am looking to have more adventure in the wild.