Monthly Archives: March 2012

Mike And I Grew Up Together—Best Friends

July, ‘82 I’m presently waiting for Mike in the town of Brookfield. Today is another hot one, and I think Mike is having a hard time with the heat. I asked the Brookfield dairy truck driver if he had seen … Continue reading

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The Kilted Scots Threw The Saber And Tossed The Caber

Antigonish, Nova Scotia July 19, `82 I’m eating chocolate fudge cookies and drinking milk. I’m in the shade on some Indian Reservation in Cape Britain in 32 degrees centigrade heat. To my east, there is a thunderstorm going on. I’m … Continue reading

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God Is Culture—God’s Self-Aware Expression Of Freedom

Mike Conversation Concluded July, ‘82 According to the way I perceive God, human culture is a product of God’s freedom. It is through culture that God acts out the self-aware expression of freedom. This higher-level freedom is two levels removed … Continue reading

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God Is Nature—Freedom And Reason Are Part Of Nature

Mike Conversation Continues July, ‘82 “Pantheism is part of it, but there’s more,” I said. “I have always been attracted to those images of deity that identify God with nature. Spinoza, Lao Tsu, Whitman, Black Elk, all those guys believed … Continue reading

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A God Even For Atheists

Mike Conversation Continues July, ‘82 “Okay,” I said, “but what I’m about to say is not exactly user friendly. It’s about a different kind of God, one that, as far as I can tell, nobody is familiar with.” “Well, does … Continue reading

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Humans Are No More Responsible For Their Behavior Than Is A Wooden Indian

Mike Conversation Continues July, ‘82 “You’re saying quantum indeterminacy affects human behavior? I don’t think so,” replied Mike. “Human history is written in blood and guts, not decimals. It’s all about power relationships. If you don’t believe me go ask … Continue reading

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The Mood Just Begged For Good Conversation

Prince Edward Island July 14, 82 Hello again journal! I’m looking out over Campbell’s Cove; it’s a very nice ocean view. This is the nicest campground so far. It’s too bad that we can’t stay, but, after checking our money … Continue reading

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Bicycling Prince Edward Island

July 12, 82 Fortunately, Mike and I avoided a rerun of our last bicycle trip. We didn’t hook up because Mike was out looking for the trout-fishing stream that the guy in the grocery store told him about. We finally … Continue reading

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Last Night’s Bicycle Disaster

Prince Edward Island July 10, `82 A lot has happened in five days, the highlights of which I am about to relate. The weather got better once I hit New Brunswick. With the wind at my back, I managed a … Continue reading

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A Good Time Is Contagious—Even If You Are Invisible

Quebec July 3, ‘82 I put up my tent in the rain. Its been storming for the last two days, but I’ve dodged most of them. I just talked to a guy who was wondering what I was doing behind … Continue reading

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