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

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Archive for the ‘Campaign 2016’ Category

Evangelicals and the 2016 Election: Walking Backwards Down the Stairs Trying to Get Higher

Posted by Dale Kuehne on June 19, 2017

My op-ed on the role of Religion in the 2016 Presidential Election. Published by Ethos: The Centre of Christianity and Society (Australia)

http://www.ethos.org.au/site/Ethos/filesystem/documents/In-depth/Evangelicals-and-Trump-Keuhne.pdf

Walking backwards down the stairs
Trying to get higher
How can I get anywhere
Walking backwards down the stairs

Watching life elude me
Slipping through my grasp
Oh I know the truth at last
But to reach the top I’ve
Got to stop from

Walking backwards down the stairs
Trying to get higher
How can i get anywhere
Walking backwards down the stairs

People stop to watch me
Wonder what I’m doing
What direction I’m pursuing
I pretend I’m free
But actually I’m

Walking backwards down the stairs
Trying to get higher
How can I get anywhere
Walking backwards down the stairs

Walking Backwards Down the Stairs by Larry Norman from Upon this Rock (1969)

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Trump’s First 100 Days: Lonely Like America

Posted by Dale Kuehne on April 27, 2017

The Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) today published my editorial on Trump’s first 100 days.

http://www.abc.net.au/religion/articles/2017/04/28/4660433.htm

For we are lonely like America
Land of less and more
Lonely like America
Mythic Graceland tour
The pioneers and racketeers
Sepia wagon trains
Across the Midwest plain

Lonely like America
The hustler and the free
Lonely like America
From sea to shining sea
The flag that’s draped round the brave
Stars and stripes of deep dismay
Simply not having a nice day
We are lonely we are America
Lonely like America

Martyn Joseph, Lonely Like America from Under Lemonade Skies (2010)

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My 2016 NH Primary Post-Mortem

Posted by Dale Kuehne on February 11, 2016

Here is my 2016 NH Primary “take” on the state of the presidential race and what it all means.

http://www.contextwithlornadueck.com/blog/revolution-rising-in-new-hampshire

Let us be lovers, we’ll marry our fortunes together
I’ve got some real estate here in my bag
So we bought a pack of cigarettes and Mrs. Wagner’s pies
And we walked off to look for America
Cathy, I said as we boarded a Greyhound in Pittsburgh
Michigan seems like a dream to me now
It took me four days to hitchhike from Saginaw
I’ve gone to look for America

Laughing on the bus, playing games with the faces
She said the man in the gabardine suit was a spy
I said, be careful, his bowtie is really a camera
Toss me a cigarette, I think there’s one in my raincoat
We smoked the last one an hour ago
So I looked at the scenery
She read her magazine
And the moon rose over an open field

Cathy, I’m lost, I said though I knew she was sleeping
And I’m empty and aching and I don’t know why
Counting the cars on the New Jersey Turnpike
They’ve all come to look for America
All come to look for America
All come to look for America

America by Paul Simon from Simon and Garfunkel’s Bookends (1968)

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The Last Reality TV Show: Democracy in America

Posted by Dale Kuehne on February 1, 2016

My Quadrennial New Hampshire Primary blog on the state of Democracy in America.

http://qideas.org/articles/the-last-reality-tv-show-democracy-in-america/

It is not too late for uncommon sense.

Desperado, why don’t you come to your senses?
You been out ridin’ fences for so long now
Oh, you’re a hard one but I know that you got your reasons
These things that are pleasin’ you can hurt you somehow

Don’t you draw the queen of diamonds boy
She’ll beat you if she’s able
You know the queen of hearts is always your best bet

Now it seems to me, some fine things
Have been laid upon your table
But you only want the ones that you can’t get

Desperado, oh you ain’t gettin’ no younger
Your pain and your hunger, they’re drivin’ you home
And freedom, oh freedom, well that’s just some people talkin’
Your prison is walkin’ through this world all alone

Don’t your feet get cold in the winter time?
The sky won’t snow and the sun won’t shine
It’s hard to tell the night time from the day
You’re losin’ all your highs and lows
Ain’t it funny how the feelin’ goes away?

Desperado, why don’t you come to your senses?
Come down from your fences, open the gate
It may be rainin’ but there’s a rainbow above you
You better let somebody love you
(Let somebody love you)
You better let somebody love you before it’s too late

Desperado by Don Henley and Glenn Frey from Desperado by the Eagles (1973)

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