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Trump is Giving Idiots, Morons, and Children an Undeserved Bad Name

For months, we've been hearing about the privately expressed opinions of people who work with Trump, describing him as a moron, an idiot, or...

A Better Human Story # 11– Humankind as Tragic Hero

Previous installments in this "Better Human Story" series can be found here. *************************** We are now in a position to see the main elements of the...

From “The Lord of the Rings,” A Speech for Our Times

This speech comes at the end of the second film in the Lord of the Rings trilogy ("The Two Towers"). Our band of heroes has...

A Better Human Story #9 – Understanding Evil

Understanding Evil The effort to understand evil has a long history in our civilization. At a minimum, people have felt a need to be able to...

How Evil Can Become Dominant in a Democracy

The Teeter Totter Image Surely it must be clear that in America, over the past generation, the power of destructive forces has increased. The fact...

A Better Human Story # 7– How Seeing “A Force of...

You can find the earlier entries in this series here. ********* (This piece could also be called "The Pay-Off for Taking on This 'Integrative Vision': Part...

Better Human Story #6– The Pay-Off for Taking on this “Integrative...

All previous entries in this series can be found here. *********** I realize that in this Series, I am asking the reader to do some work—more...

Liberal America’s Great Sin

This piece has run as an op/ed in newspapers in my very conservative congressional District (VA-06). ************************ On the phone the other day, my brother said...

How “the Good” Emerges Out of Evolution (Second in the Series,...

The first installment of this series can be found here. Secularization and Its Disconnections I claimed, in the first entry of this series, that a meaningful...

A Better Human Story (First in a Series)

My thanks to Lowell for allowing me to post here on Blue Virginia the first several installments of this new series, whose message --...