Signpostings

Relationships in a World of Individualism

  • rWorld

    The rWorld is about more than Dale Kuehne's book Sex and the iWorld.
    The rWorld is a New England based, non-profit (in formation), that is composed of a growing number of people and organizations from many faith and ideological backgrounds worldwide. We believe that much of the fulfillment for which women and men are looking can be found by enhancing the quality of our relationships. While the individual freedom we enjoy in the West is a gift, the love and intimacy for which humans yearn will not be found in self-serving materialism or hedonism, but in a variety of healthy relationships.

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  • Dale Kuehne

    Sex & the iWorld

    Professor of Politics and The Richard L. Bready Chair for Ethics, Economics, and the Common Good at Saint Anselm College, Manchester, NH.

    In this blog I'm highlighting signposts of the world in which we presently reside as a means of helping promote a civil, and meaningful dialogue about what kind of world in which we wish to live. I am particularly interested in exploring how might we reconcile the individual good and the common good, and where reconciliation isn’t possible, which should take precedence and why.

    I also blog at Sharewik.com

    [Content Caution]

Prognosticating Election 2012: Definitely Maybe

Posted by Dale Kuehne on October 31, 2012

Everyone wants to know who will win next Tuesday. There are a lot of pundits saying this and that based on a poll or set of polls that they like or trust. These pundits may be right, or they may not. Speaking as a social scientist, this article from the New York Times says what I believe to be true. The polls are telling us it is too close to call. The best of us acknowledge that we are making educated guesses. Those who say they KNOW what is going to happen are either delusional or have signed a contract in blood with a shady character.

http://campaignstops.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/10/30/what-too-close-to-call-really-means/

I met a girl named Tara she lived in the heart of America
She liked black caddies listened to puff daddy
Danced until her legs were sore

She worked around the corner at a diner with a grouchy owner
And her boyfriend, shady, dates another girl named Katie
He loves her definitely maybe

Don’t think I can take it wake me when it’s over so far away
I wish that it was closer I see her every day
I’m too scared to go over I wonder what she’d say
I barely even know her

And how much longer will this keep getting stronger
I wonder what she’s doing when I’m singing myself to sleep
‘Cause he’s a faker so see ya later
I wonder when you’ll realize that she means a lot more to me

I saw you in the hallway when my last class was just over
It was Friday, school was out tonight everything seems to be alright
I said yo are you going to the party at the cove
She said he’s picking me up six again
And I don’t wanna disappoint my boyfriend

And how much longer will this keep getting stronger
I wonder what she’s doing when I’m singing myself to sleep
‘Cause he’s a faker so see ya later
I wonder when you’ll realize that she means a lot more to me

And she’s staring at his picture hanging in her locker
She’s telling all the girls about all the things that he bought her
I saw what really happened all those times he went for water

When we were at the movie theater watching harry potter
He had his hands on
Every single girl he laid his eyes on to break it to you, hes a pile on
And even when he kissed her he was looking over, staring at her sister

And how much longer will this keep getting stronger
I wonder what she’s doing when I’m singing myself to sleep
‘Cause he’s a faker so see ya later
I wonder when you’ll realize that she means a lot more to me

I met a girl named Tara, she lived in the heart of America
She liked black caddies, listened to puff daddy
Danced until her legs were sore

Definitely Maybe by FM Static from What Are You Waiting For? (2003)

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