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See The Parts That Make The Whole

Above you see what is under the hood of my car.

There are many parts.

Each part has a specific function.

Here are some basic facts on how a car works. Here are more advanced facts on how a car works.)

The true value of the specific function that each part has, is, when all is said and done, realized by the fact of the smooth operation of the car.

Let’s see things as the sum of their parts. Let’s consider the greater function that can be achieved when all the parts are working as they should.

This is true for machines. This is true for individuals. This is true for society.

Yesterday I wrote a post in which I spoke of ideology, metaphor, advocacy and biography as 4 seemingly separate aspects of our existence that in fact tell one story.

What are the parts of your life that will make you the person that you want to be, and that will allow you make the difference in society that you are able to make?

What is required of a society to make it one where people have access to health care, quality education, and to a legitimate hope that life can be made better?

October 13, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Seemingly Separate Aspects Of Our Lives Tell One Story—Ideology, Metaphor, Advocacy & Biography

Because all things are connected, here is four-in-one post that involves ideology, metaphor, advocacy and biography.  Seemingly separate aspects of existence and of our lives are in fact all part of the same story. These connections are found in simple day-to-day observations about the world around us and are found in how we live our lives each day. The things we need to be creative and hopeful are all around us. With effort, these things are accessible to all of us.

Ideology —Because day-to-day acts and viewpoints require context.

We need government to protect citizens from hate crime attacks such as the recent one in New York City where a gay man was mauled by a gang of young people. We need government  to investigate these crimes when they take place and to punish the wrongdoers.

Metaphor—Because it is the shadow that sells the substance.

Like the ships in the Houston Ship Channel, we have the ability to stay the course even in polluted waters.

(Below–The Houston Ship Channel on a rare cold day in Houston.)

Advocacy—Because everyone is able to do their best to make a difference.

In this time of big money in politics, Linda Chavez-Thompson brings a real working person’s perspective to the race for Lt. Governor of Texas.  Please consider Ms. Chavez-Thompson in 2010.

Biography—Because understanding ourselves help us connect with the world.

I was born in 1967 in Worcester, Massachusetts. My parents met while working as reporters for the Worcester Telegram & Gazette.

October 12, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment