Thanks and prayers at Flight 93 National Memorial

Standing before the large memorial, gazing at the names of the passengers that were carved into the cold marble, I knew that Divine intervention was the only explanation that my name was not etched into this wall as well. God obviously had some more work for me to do.

Waves of powerful emotions washed over me, and tears came to my eyes.

Reject the Narrative: ‘Creationism and Conspiracy Theories are Cognitive Errors’

“As absurd and patently false as it may be, the notorious ‘right-wing are unhinged’ conspiracy theory has gained traction among a passionate portion of the United States in the past two years. This should hardly be surprising given that the country elected Donald Trump, known widely for his declarations to ‘make America great again’ and his promises to ‘drain the swamp.’”

But conspiracy theories are nothing new to the Left.”

Forgiveness, Healing and Consequences – Thoughts on James Gunn’s tweets

We must, of course, forgive James Gunn, forgive even those who have groomed, hurt, molested, raped and murdered children, and forgive everyone who writes about it in offensive, ‘joking’ ways. But at the same time we must also be completely intolerant of this behavior, and there must be consequences (severe) for their actions. Not only for James Gunn, but for everyone who has indulged in posting obscene, illegal, tweets that contribute to the ‘normalization’ of pedophilia.

The floodgates have opened, and can not be shut! ‘Chogyam Trungpa, Cocaine and Polygamy’

“Due to his paralysis, CTR only had the use of one hand, so when he called for tabi it was our job to go into the bathroom with him, keep him steady, help him get his penis out before he wet his pants and put the coke on a spoon for him to inhale. It was also our job to keep his nose clean, and as you can tell from the picture, we were not always successful. Later, when I went to the bathroom alone, I put some on my gums. It was definitely cocaine.”

“What about the financial side of Shambhala?” And other Tibetan centers?

Of particular interest to me is whether the various Shambhala organizations have been violating tax laws. The Ladrang, for example, says on its provincial registry that it is a “church,” and yet the money raised appears to benefit only one person — Sakyong Mipham, and I suppose his family. And the Shambhala Canada Society was previously registered as the Vajradhatu Buddhist Church; I don’t know why the name was changed. It appears that licensing or other fees collected from the Shambhala centers are run through Shambhala International, but I don’t know if that income is declared as business income or of a charitable nature.