Welcome to my page! I am a writer whose interests are vast and believes in the art of the word. In my writing you will find Non-Fiction, Fiction, and poetry in pursuit of the value of language.
30 Days with My Friends: Rivers, Flies, & Fishes
Author’s Intent Like many anglers who have a passion for fishing I can pinpoint the exact moment in time where I fell in love with fly fishing. But what is the appeal for someone to fall in love with such a thing? Or what calls out to a casual fisherman to decide it's time for a fishing trip? Is it the appeal of being in nature and having something to do? Does it trigger some sort of ancient response in our bodies that longs to be felt? Or is it the illusion of peace and serenity that we feel in all of mother nature's beauty? The rhythm one feels when taking the rod back and forth between 10 o’clock and 2? Perhaps it's just the excitement of adventuring out somewhere new just to see what you will be able to find. I'm sure many people could answer these questions in thousands of different ways. In fact if you pulled myself and my fishing buddies aside we would probably each give a different answer for why we're out there by a river throwing a line into water when we could be doing anything else.
“Get up!” The voice rang through his ears as his eyes jolted open. He could hear Palomino seemingly gathering various materials but was too stubborn to turn and look. “It’s time for you to walk,” the voice continued, calm and stern. “I can’t walk.” Arsizio blurted out abruptly. “No but you must.” Palomino retorted ever so eloquently. “Only your mind has been defeated so far, not your body. So that is what we need to restore. Listen to your body not your mind and your doubts will clear away.” Arsizio knew that Palomino was right but was too stubborn to admit so he just continued glaring off in the opposite direction at the wood wall. The injury did more than hurt his knee but wounded his self perception as well.
Grains of the moment Passed down by great waters Memory embodied
I believe the purpose of education is to expand our understanding of the world through investigation of many points of view on topics that are unknown in order to help us better understand what the world is like because then the world becomes easier to map. Education should expose different areas of life, content, and skills to aid in how the individuals within the class develop their approach to the world. Because no tool is more important than being able to help student’s build a map for their life and what kind of person they want to be in it. Therefore, education should assist students articulate their values and build upon their models of the world in order to best navigate the world for themselves.
- Top Story - October 2022
Innovation; The Unknown Alliance Between Business and GovernmentTop Story - October 2022
Milton Friedman’s view in Capitalism And Freedom proposes the idea that government should exist in the market solely to maximize unconstrained economic freedom. Government intervention into the marketplace that limits or forces consumer decision-making cannot be justified. Friedman’s argument for market fundamentalism is seemingly at odds with the historical reality of the role of government in the United States. From state police powers, to Progressive Era reforms, through the New Deal government whether being state or federal has always shaped the contours of capitalism through political, social, and cultural change. Friedmans point of view differs from the consumer health and environmental protections era (1964-1977) and the rise of the idea of the developmental state. Friedman’s philosophy has guided the idea of market fundamentalism within the false notions of the invisible hand driving innovation instead of a combination of public and private sectors. This idea is negligent to the fact that government presence in the innovation economy acts as the only entity that can invest in certain sectors. The notion that the government shouldn’t pick winners is supplanted by the idea of the government supporting large, medium, and small firms to compete for the best technology.
Bands to Chiefdoms the Development of Modern Law
The legal systems for which people have created have depended on developments in civilization and human psychology. To trace back to the origins of our species is to understand that a formal legal code didn’t exist inherently in smaller hunter gatherer peoples. People have created laws that have developed alongside the growth of population and civilization. The development of laws has been founded upon different sources, behaviors, cultural norms, traditions, social interactions, and reasoning.