Signpostings

Relationships in a World of Individualism

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    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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Posts Tagged ‘Martyn Joseph’

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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Whoever it Was Who Brought Me Here I Will Have to Bring Home

Posted by Dale Kuehne on February 14, 2014

A German Court rules that a child must pay the financial cost of caring for an aged parent, even though the parent disowned him as an adult.

Why?

Governments recognize they cannot afford to bear the costs associated with the decline of family even though they don’t know how to redeem the family.

http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/f4cc4768-93f2-11e3-a0e1-00144feab7de.html#axz

The ashtrays are full, and today’s somehow sunk
I’d ask for a sign but the prophets are drunk
The sirens are telling the news of the night
Girls waiting for taxis have started to fight
And maybe a genie will quietly appear
But whoever it was that brought me here
Will have to take me home

And the glory is missing from this hollow room
Like a bride who knew better and jilted the groom
I’m trying to work out what it is I should be
A dented saint searching for some sanctuary
I’m remembering grace and the things I hold dear
But whoever it was that brought me here
Will have to take me home

Take me home…

Now the clowns and clairvoyants are aiming at true
In the babble, the rabble, I’m still headed for you
Those masters of war never did go away
And though the bleak sky is burdened I’ll pray anyway
And though irony’s drained me I’ll now try sincere
Cause whoever it was that brought me here
Yeah whoever it was
Yeah whoever it was
Whoever it was that brought me here
Will have to take me home…

Whoever It Was Who Brought Me Here Will Have To Take Me Home by Stewart Henderson and Martyn Joseph from the Self-titled CD (2003)

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Duck Dynasty and Free Speech: Lonely Like America

Posted by Dale Kuehne on December 19, 2013

News Flash: Duck Dynasty clan leader Phil Robertson is suspended from his clan’s reality TV show by A&E network for saying what he believes about sexual morality.

Lonely like America.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/duck-dynastys-phil-robertson-indefinite-666808

I believe A&E is free to do what it wishes in relation to the show.

I believe Phil Robertson and his family are free to do what they wish in relation to the show.

I believe we are missing the deeper issue.

The deeper issue is that we are a nation desperate for a conversation.

A conversation about all things and ultimate things.

Instead people are dismissed without a hearing.

Lonely like America.

And reality shows can’t be real.

Lonely like America.

We can’t talk to each other anymore about things that matter.

Lonely like America.

Redwood forest, gulf stream water,
Stallion wild, big country sky
Cactus sculptures, widowed prairies
New York rains, and Texas dry
Frontier boom-towns of displacement
Scored a patriotic win
Your money bearing Rushmore’s giants
But your dollar’s paper-thin

I’m 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

Norma Desmond’s withered mansion
Travis Bickle’s raging streets
Martin Luther King’s last journey
From Memphis for the mercy seat
And now the curse of Steinbeck’s offspring
The poor foreclosed and left to bleed
A wounded bear, a tethered eagle
Are in a cage of make believe

I’m 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

But I know you’ve seen the mountain
You’ve breathed the words of destiny
Abe Lincoln calling to this nation
To ring the bell of liberty
To ring that bell called liberty
To ring it out for you and me

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

Lonely like America by Martyn Joseph and Stewart Henderson from Under Lemonade Skies (2010)

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