The Way is not meant for chastisement, but for reflection. The Way is not meant to be endured as a trial, but as a walk of joy. The Way is not meant to cut the soul to pieces in condemnation, but to grow in spiritual cultivation. The Way is not meant to be worshiped, but […]

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“Should a person do good, let him do it again and again. Let him find pleasure therein, for blissful is the accumulation of good.   It may be well with the evil-doer as long as the evil ripens not. But when it does ripen, then the evil-doer sees (the painful results of) his evil deeds. […]

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No Regrets

In 2006, I failed at life. Let me explain how. Coming off of the 2004-2005 school year at SIU, I felt like I was on a roll. I made decent money for myself between my day job and my side gig playing cocktail piano at a bistro cafe in downtown Carbondale. My grades weren’t great, […]

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The Way of Integra

Anyone who knows me personally (and not just online) might be aware of my explorations into Objectivism, Buddhism, and Catholicism among many other ideas. They might understand way, for all of the controversy that surrounds Ayn Rand, why I am still inspired by her philosophy and consider her metaphysics, epistemology, ethics, and heroic view of […]

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Here goes nothing…

So in my 33+ years of life I’ve had my fair share of personal ups and downs. I’ve lost and loved several times before marrying my wife. I had small triumphs and the glimmer of promise in my would-be career as a musician and composer, and I’ve had to deal with the fallout when I realized […]

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