Nathan R. Jessup

Posts Tagged ‘change’

The Greatest Blog Post Ever

In America, Blogs, Congress, Conservatives, Facebook, Finance, funny, global warming, Government Lies, Health Care, Obama, Religion, Sarah Palin, Socialism, Uncategorized, US Senate, World News on April 26, 2010 at 12:07 am

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For the past five days I have been neck-deep in IT shenanigans far beyond my pay grade.   Next week the Raw Deal will take on a new, sleeker and more reader-friendly look.  During the changeover I immersed myself in other blogs for inspiration.  Often, I enjoy taking a break from the norm and find myself reading things of a completely different nature.  This evening I stumbled upon a most unique and entertaining post by Sam Sommers, Ph.D. and Social Psychologist at Tufts university.  Here’s what I found: Read the rest of this entry »

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The Inconvenient Truth About Morality

In freedom, Government Lies, Health Care, Integrity, living free, morality, Uncategorized on December 23, 2009 at 8:54 pm

“Truth has no special time of its own. Its hour is now – always.” Albert Schweitzer

What is the biggest threat to America’s future? Some argue health care reform, some global warming or perhaps the war in Afghanistan, all serious problems. The real enemy is a far stronger and more illusive adversary then any of the aforementioned, moral vacuity.

Today, it’s difficult to imagine a Country without greed and corruption. Even Tiger Woods, a once pillar of integrity, now reveals his many surrenders to selfish desire. Oddly, Americans look to one another for moral stability, a constantly shifting platform to say the least. Over time, the proverbial house of cards grows taller with little or no attention to its most precarious foundation.

Without question, the United States has endured a myriad of challenges throughout its last decade. Some examples: 9/11, the war in Iraq and Afghanistan, a skyrocketing deficit, hurricane Katrina, the wildfires of southern California, the horrific Ft. Hood massacre and many others. As we rest on the brink of sweeping health care and climate reform, one can only wonder, might this be the card that brings down the house?

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No, I'm talking about REAL Hope

In freedom, living free on December 4, 2009 at 1:39 am

It’s 11:45 pm Thursday night and I am sitting in bed, MacBook on my lap, thinking about my life, and more specifically, where I fit in this world. As I stare at the blank screen I wonder about my ‘true calling’ and when we will meet. Do you know the feeling when you have a full tank of gas and yet, your engine won’t turn over? That’s where I find myself this evening. Earlier tonight, I caught just a bit of Glenn Beck’s “A Christmas Sweater” in which Glenn acts out all the characters in the story himself. The book/play is an interpretation of his life and his eventual road to redemption. One evening while in his thirties, Glenn found himself on the floor of his small apartment, in the fetal position ready to give up on it all. No money, no direction, and no belief in himself. This was the moment when everything would change. Glenn realized that nobody was coming through that door to pick him up, and it would be entirely up to himself to get up. From that moment on he made a decision to do whatever it took, regardless of self-doubt, hard times, or tough luck. Well, “life proved quite worth the effort” he would explain. Read the rest of this entry »

No, I'm talking about REAL Hope

In freedom, living free on December 4, 2009 at 1:39 am

It’s 11:45 pm Thursday night and I am sitting in bed, MacBook on my lap, thinking about my life, and more specifically, where I fit in this world. As I stare at the blank screen I wonder about my ‘true calling’ and when we will meet. Do you know the feeling when you have a full tank of gas and yet, your engine won’t turn over? That’s where I find myself this evening. Earlier tonight, I caught just a bit of Glenn Beck’s “A Christmas Sweater” in which Glenn acts out all the characters in the story himself. The book/play is an interpretation of his life and his eventual road to redemption. One evening while in his thirties, Glenn found himself on the floor of his small apartment, in the fetal position ready to give up on it all. No money, no direction, and no belief in himself. This was the moment when everything would change. Glenn realized that nobody was coming through that door to pick him up, and it would be entirely up to himself to get up. From that moment on he made a decision to do whatever it took, regardless of self-doubt, hard times, or tough luck. Well, “life proved quite worth the effort” he would explain. Read the rest of this entry »

No, I’m talking about REAL Hope

In freedom, living free on December 4, 2009 at 1:39 am

It’s 11:45 pm Thursday night and I am sitting in bed, MacBook on my lap, thinking about my life, and more specifically, where I fit in this world. As I stare at the blank screen I wonder about my ‘true calling’ and when we will meet. Do you know the feeling when you have a full tank of gas and yet, your engine won’t turn over? That’s where I find myself this evening. Earlier tonight, I caught just a bit of Glenn Beck’s “A Christmas Sweater” in which Glenn acts out all the characters in the story himself. The book/play is an interpretation of his life and his eventual road to redemption. One evening while in his thirties, Glenn found himself on the floor of his small apartment, in the fetal position ready to give up on it all. No money, no direction, and no belief in himself. This was the moment when everything would change. Glenn realized that nobody was coming through that door to pick him up, and it would be entirely up to himself to get up. From that moment on he made a decision to do whatever it took, regardless of self-doubt, hard times, or tough luck. Well, “life proved quite worth the effort” he would explain. Read the rest of this entry »