Work: The New Religion

Dec 2nd, 2008 | By John Waller | Category: Essay

Work. Religion. At first glance, these two might seem diametrically opposed—unless, of course, you’re a member of the clergy. Work belongs to the realm of the material world; religion to the spiritual. Sam Keen, however, in his book, “Fire in the Belly: On Being a Man,” attempts to bridge these two worlds by proposing an [...]

Join Your Voice With Mine

Aug 12th, 2008 | By John Waller | Category: Essay, Music

In this day and age where headlines are filled with accounts of war, where centuries of hatred unleash atrocities beyond human comprehension, and where civility seems to be rapidly disappearing from our own society, it is easy to believe that evil is the driving force in the world today. But don’t believe that, not for [...]

The 2% Solution

Apr 27th, 2008 | By John Waller | Category: Essay

In 2007, the United States spent approximately $627 billion for its military operations including the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, a little more then one fifth of the entire $2.9 trillion budget (1). This staggering sum was spent to ensure the safety of America and its citizens, and not surprisingly, nearly all of this money [...]

The Freedom Car: Is It the Right Solution for America’s Energy Future?

Dec 28th, 2007 | By John Waller | Category: Energy and Environment, Essay

“A simple chemical reaction between hydrogen and oxygen generates energy, which can be used to power a car producing only water, not exhaust fumes. […] Join me in this important innovation to make our air significantly cleaner, and our country much less dependent on foreign sources of energy.” With these thoughtful and inspiring words during [...]