Throughout most of my adulthood, people asked for my advice. I even published a couple of books filled with it along with a blog called Ronin's Journey. I was not very good at taking my own advice, though, so after some previous introspection, that was almost too late. Then the world turned upside down. This book is about insecurity, ego, pride, regret, and rebirth.
I don't know why I'm ever surprised when people intentionally or unintentionally blow it. We are human, after all. Even a world-famous evangelist can turn out to be a sexual predator. I'm less concerned with that right now than I am with human nature. The heart is deceitful above all things; who can know it? The weeping prophet, Jeremiah, said that while he watched his country spiral into self-destruction.
There's a "downside" to writing book reviews. It makes me want to reread them. So I read How (Not) To Be Secular again and reflected on how we make our own meaning and how flat the world is. Not flat like a flat Earth. I mean, spiritually. There is only one level, and we're just … Continue reading Reflections on Meaning
Every year, I look back to evaluate the past twelve months. How can one even begin to approach the year where the world exploded into literal flames, riots, and a pandemic that isn't easing up at all? Despite that, the good ship HMS Gatlin plowed through it all.