30-Day Religious Meme: Day 2, Beliefs – Cosmology

From the World English Dictionary: cosmology (kɒzˈmɒlədʒɪ) [Click for IPA pronunciation guide] —n 1. the philosophical study of the origin and nature of the universe 2. the branch of astronomy concerned with the evolution and structure of the universe 3. a particular account of the origin or structure of the universe: Ptolemaic cosmology I’m mainly…

30-day Meme — Introduction

Mira my darling daughter, this is a survey/blog meme I found after someone else did it, and I figured I’d do it, as I’m finding myself emerging from a rut and just kind of wandering around, still occasionally distracted by shiny things, because the rut may have been boring, but outside of it is all…

On Veteran’s Day

VIII. TO ARES [1] Ares, exceeding in strength, chariot-rider, golden-helmed, doughty in heart, shield-bearer, Savior of cities, harnessed in bronze, strong of arm, unwearying, mighty with the spear, O defense of Olympus, father of warlike Victory, ally of Themis, stern governor of the rebellious, leader of righteous men, sceptred King of manliness, who whirl your fiery sphere among the…

Writing as a devotional exercise

I know that several of my latest posts have been semi-political although I did NOT mention specific candidates or their platforms. This would seem to be counter to the title of this post. It is because politics are a part of our lives and as such deserve to be brought up from time to time.…

The political process and the Gods

Democracy is something that we think of as being invented by our Greek forebears although many tribal societies are extremely democratic in how they function on a day-to-day basis. It is perhaps more likely that we think of democracy this way because the WORD came from the Greek. Democracy is celebrated in the Hellenic tradition…