Tag: "control"

Standing inside what could be.

June 9th, 2017
To some, the place might seem like any old, big woods. To me, it was something far greater. more »

Control in Nature

January 11th, 2013
Calendars. They always get a lot of attention this time of year, and 2012 was exceptionally ripe for observation, thanks to the end of the Mayan's version. And speaking of endings, this is the last post in my series that looks at the human need to be in control, how it gets the best of us, how it can feed selfishness and greed. Crazy as it may seem, I'd like to use the calendar to show how we've come to believe that Nature should abide to our control. more »

Control in the Existence of Life

December 14th, 2012
With my back to the tree, I never sensed the hawk's presence. I could not immediately comprehend the ruckus going on behind me; it sounded as if the flock of robins had begun wrestling over the berries on which they were peacefully feeding. By the time… more »

Control in Communication

October 26th, 2012
Outline: I can remember being a kid in social studies class, listening to the teacher explain the difficult job of a newscaster: to report the evening news without interjecting opinion. That was 30 years ago. A long time before that, newspapers g… more »

Control in Democracy

October 3rd, 2012
I fear that the best of us are going to walk away from the polls without casting a vote. Distrust and dissatisfaction prevails: is any candidate worthy of my support? Yet as someone lucky enough to have been born in America (a free country, a breathtaki… more »