This is a start of a new series, inspired by an upright friend and fellow thinker who has a common, unquenchable thirst for understanding, knowledge and truth. Tip of the cap to you, Mr. Dettloff. Make sure to check out his writing at Re(-)petitions.
Readers of this journal may enjoy following my practical experiences as a Peace Corps Volunteer. Of these practical experiences is time I expend reading and writing. I spend ample time keeping to date on current events as well researching various topics. These topics may be both related and non-related to the work I do as a Volunteer.
I easily read for four or five hours a day. This series is not so much for readers of this blog but rather a tool to use for reference in my own intellectual development. I feel it is necessary to document what I read. This is to make a sort of ‘index’ for my thinking journey. It may also spur some dialogue amongst readers as well.
Though meant for my own reference, you may find the links interesting, laughable, heartfelt or enraging. Whatever your feelings about the subjects contained in the links, I only hope that they quench your intellectual thirst — if only temporarily — as they have for me. Perhaps you would like to start a dialogue — I’m open ears.
I don’t explicitly endorse the sources, take credit for the author’s work or accept the narrative of any links shared in this new series.
I’ll make a concerted effort to post once every week or two. I’m still articulating what loose selection criteria to use (if any). For now I’m just roping the wind.
Upbuilding Links 1
- If by Feminism
- What Feminism Isn’t
- The Most Powerful Liquor in the World
Rand Paul on Meet The Press:
Hillary Clinton a “War Hawk,” “you
have to change the whole war on
drugs,” and more
- An Open Letter to Richard Dawkins
- Library of Congress acquires iconic Civil War image of master and slave headed to war
- Depictions of real tattoos had never been included in a Madden game, but not for the reasons you might think.
- Breaking A “Pay-It-Forward” Chain Isn’t Being A “Cheap Bastard.” It’s Good Economics.
- The 25 Most Dangerous Neighborhoods In America
- The 1 percent’s devious new scheme: How CEOs are getting rich at your expense
- Why We Hurt Each Other: Tolstoy’s Letters to Gandhi on Love, Violence, and the Truth of the Human Spirit
- The complicity cost of racial inclusion
- Alone In The Wilderness, A Lost Fisherman Fights For His Life
- Critical Race Theory
- Moringa oleifera
- Don’t let James Foley’s death lead to more folly in Iraq
Pastor Matt Chandler Speaks Up About ‘White Privilege,’ ‘Nonsense’ Going on in Ferguson
- Five reasons to visit Malawi now
- Cornel West Calls Out Obama’s Hypocrisy on Ferguson