Changing The Game

There is an epic tug of war being waged everywhere I look. While I’ve not been as aware, politically or otherwise as I may be today, I’m still left speechless at the changes occurring here in the U.S. and across the globe.

We won’t know what this means for quite some time. In the short term though, we can readily see the effects. And even then the state of flux of everything is awe inspiring. In a good way. Certainly there are awful things occurring but those very things are being viewed in an increasingly brighter and more critically focused light. Not a single corner of our collective social consciousness remains unilluminated. Never in all the history of mankind has there been such a close examination of who we are or what we are capable of. Both good and bad.

I can’t help but see a great deal of promise in this. A lot of hope. At the same time though, my consciousness has been jerked fifty ways from Sunday leaving my emotions in tattered disarray. I know we’re going to get through this. Maybe not soon. Or even in my lifetime. But we will. I’d rest a whole lot easier though if in the meantime we could avoid this inexplicable cosmic necessity of putting our hand in the flame to see if it’s hot.

4 thoughts on “Changing The Game

  1. I’m liking that you’re feeling more hopeful. It’s good to see.

    Not sure what you mean about the “necessity of putting our hand in the flame to see if it’s hot”, but it’s good to see your glass half full.

    1. Thanks Lis. As for the other, you’ll figure it out. But I can’t tell you. If I did you won’t have gained the necessary insight that it’s going to take to beat the bad guys. Let me know when you figure it out. And no fair asking Dick. He’ll know the answer in a heartbeat. We can’t give you all the answers to the test. If we did what will you have learned?

      The Renaissance was a rebirth that occurred throughout most of Europe. However, the changes that we associate with the Renaissance first occurred in the Italian city of Florence and continued to be more pervasive there than anywhere else. The city’s economy and its writers, painters, architects, and philosophers all made Florence a model of Renaissance culture.

      Fifteenth-century Florence was an exciting place to be. In 1425 the city had a population of 60,000 and was a self-governed, independent city-state. Twelve artist guilds that regulated the trades were the basis of Florence’s commercial success. Members of the guilds, who were wealthy and held positions in government, were some of Florence’s most influential people in society and politics. Because of its strong economy and a political philosophy that was dedicated to the welfare of the city, Florence thrived.


  2. I know one thing for sure, we are linked to one another in manners never imagined before this new age of tech.

    Tripoli shuts down all communication and people with cell phones send video with audio to MSNBC.

    This is good and bad.

    Lady Gaga and Obama.

    al Qaeda and Chris Christie.

    Free speechers would have prayed for this fifty years ago.

    We do not get info carefully screened through out tv’s anymore.

    The letter to the editor is not our only out.

    I can play on line for a few minutes and get a picture of a one block area anywhere in the world.

    I personally feel that part of the reason the USSR fell was Rock & Roll.

    How can a woman in Tunisia be complicit in her sale to some tribesman when she can watch The View on somebody’s telephone?

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