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Understanding Our Past, Our Present, Our Future

 

Destiny is not a matter of chance; it’s a matter of choice. - William Jennings Bryan

Entelechy: The full realization of form-giving cause or energeia as opposed to mere potential existence. - Aristotle

ENTELECHY
 
     
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        Title Description Date
  • Read This First
  • General Article Content and Purpose Winter 2004
  • Knowledge and Quality of Life
  • Understanding The Importance of Knowledge Spring 1999
  • Idealism and Realism
  • Understanding Why Human Progress is Slow Spring 1999
  • Psychology of Leadership
  • Why Leaders Do What They Do Summer 1999
  • What We Don't Want to Understand
  • The Real Basis For Respect: IQ + Motive = Results Summer 1999
  • My Job, My Life?
  • Our Careers/Jobs are Destructive Fall 1999
  • Aberrant Behavior
  • Aberrant Behavior as a Sociological Expectation Fall 1999
  • Prejudice, Power and Law
  • How We are Easily Fooled and Misled Fall 1999
  • Columbine Deceptions
  • Inappropriate Responses to Avoidable Tragedies Winter 2000
  • Death Vs Destiny Values
  • Resolving the Reality of Death with Destiny Values Summer 2000
  • Unethical Usury Practices
  • Our Federal and State Governments support Shylocks Fall 2000
  • The Price of Ignorance
  • Are You the Master of Your Future? Fall 2000
  • Immigration and Population
  • Implications of Outdated Beliefs About Immigration and Population Winter 2001
  • Business Environment Errors
  • Why Business Decisions are Often Less Than Optimal Spring 2001
  • Philosophy and Concept Integration
  • To What Extent is Destiny a Philosophy? Summer 2001
  • Politically Incorrect Questions
  • Freedom of Speech? Fall 2001
  • The Wall Street Casino
  • Pitfalls of "Investing" Fall 2001
  • My Darkest Moments
  • John Dumps His Bucket Winter 2002
  • Evolution of Government
  • Homeland Security Implications ... Spring 2002
  • And Man Created god in His Image
  • John is Really Annoyed With Our "Leaders" Arrogance Spring 2002
  • Can You Manage Your Mind/Body?
  • We'll Tell You What To Do ... Summer 2002
  • Nuclear Weapons For All?
  • Our Direction and Our Future Summer 2002
  • The Maryland/Virginia Killings
  • Trained Killers (Terrorists?) Neuter Our Police Fall 2002
  • A Fool's Paradise
  • Hawkish President and Chat Room Idiots Fall 2002
  • Illusions and Realities About 9/11
  • Where We Are and How We Got There Fall 2002
  • Somali's in Maine?
  • Continuing Immigration/Population Issues Fall 2002
  • John the Hawk?
  • Even Peaceful People Will Fight if Attacked Fall 2002
  • And Now We Have Laser Weapons
  • Implications of New Technology on Waging War Fall 2002
  • To a Ripe Old Age
  • Some Hard Realities for our Aging Population Winter 2003
  • Weapons of Mass Destruction
  • Absurd Hype About Iraq Winter 2003
  • Where Are The Brains?
  • Obligation of Scientists Winter 2003
  • Bent on Making War
  • The Stupidity of Ignoring Allies and Consequences Winter 2003
  • Why the USA Should Attack Iraq
  • The Price of Unjustified Conquest Winter 2003
  • If Bush is Right
  • The Fallacies of the Naive Mind Winter 2003
  • Coming Stock Market Scenarios
  • War Uncertainty Provokes Investor Fear Winter 2003
  • Gaining Control Through Vision
  • The Difficulty of Making Good Decisions Winter 2003
  • War Amplifies Dissembling
  • The Useless Media Winter 2003
  • Happiness and Death
  • What You Owe to Yourself and to Other People Spring 2003
  • Least Common Denominator
  • What Happens When People Become Irrelevant Spring 2003
  • And the Aftermath?
  • Unavoidable Issues that Follow the War Spring 2003
  • Looking Back ... Looking Ahead
  • Ugly Aspects of Economic Evolution Summer 2003
  • I Have Seen the Enemy ...
  • I Looked in the Mirror ... Summer 2003
  • Pursuit of the Balanced View
  • What Might You Offer to Improve Our Destiny? Summer 2003
  • Ring Around the "R"
  • On the Value of Personal Discovery Summer 2003
  • Delusions of Grandeur
  • Genetic Engineering and Robotics Impact Our Future Fall 2003
  • Delirious
  • What if Our Intellect was Vastly Improved? Fall 2003
  • Too Bad for the Common Man
  • Unrestrained Capitalism is as Dangerous as Communism Fall 2003
  • Ignorance and Stupidity
  • Intellect Demands Noblesse Oblige Fall 2003
  • Taking Advantage of Economic Cycles
  • Knowing When and What to Buy or Sell Fall 2003
  • Capacity for Violence
  • The Coming Election Year May Bring Unwanted Violence Fall 2003
  • People Who Live In ...
  • Our Vulnerabilities Exceed Our Security Measures ... Fall 2003
  • Operation Underlord
  • From Meaningless Drivel to Something Worthwhile Fall 2003
  • The Futurist
  • John's Evolution Winter 2004
  • Good Concepts Gone Bad
  • A Look at Altruism, Capitalism and Communism Winter 2004
  • Trade Imbalance?
  • China, International Outsourcing and Trade Imbalances Winter 2004
  • The Undoing of America
  • Government and Media are Trashing Our Lives Winter 2004
  • Power Grid
  • A Loss of Power Analogy Winter 2004
  • Youthful Perceptions
  • Societal Evolution and the Ugly Wakeup Call Winter 2004
  • A Gradual Shift
  • Is the Republican Party in Trouble? Winter 2004
  • Simulation
  • A Retrospective Look at What Should Have Been Obvious Winter 2004
  • Computer Worms and Viruses
  • Private Enterprise or Irresponsible Providers? Spring 2004
  • More Good News
  • Larger Issues and Actions for Our Immediate Future Spring 2004
  • Validation and Hope
  • Will Intelligent and Honest Politicians Make the Difference? Spring 2004
  • Follow the Leader
  • The Social Contract and Individual Responsibility Spring 2004
  • Know Thine Enemies
  • Polarization in Human Values and Consequences Spring 2004
  • The Art of War
  • Chronic War Results From Poor Strategy Spring 2004
  • Purpose of Life
  • It is Time to Hit the Reset Button Spring 2004
  • D-Day and Reagan Reflections
  • War and Subsequent Government Obligations Spring 2004
  • The Great Leveler
  • Death gets both the Great and the Small Summer 2004
  • The Observer
  • Thoughts About Retirement Summer 2004
  • Just in Time
  • An Inventory Tale Summer 2004
  • Election Year Musings
  • Will We Ever Grow Up? Summer 2004
  • Mindless Slogans and Poor Thinking
  • Common Sense Loyalty Issues Summer 2004
  • Why Isn't Inflation a Campaign Topic?
  • The Hiding of a Bitter Truth Summer 2004
  • Another Look at Taxes
  • Making Taxes More Equal Summer 2004
  • Critical Issues 2004 and Beyond
  • Part I of Critical Life Issues Fall 2004
  • A Rubber Hose
  • A Matter of Quality ... Fall 2004
  • Critical Issues 2004 and Beyond
  • Part II of Critical Life Issues Fall 2004
  • Critical Issues 2004 and Beyond
  • Part III of Critical Life Issues Fall 2004
  • Critical Issues 2004 and Beyond
  • Part IV of Critical Life Issues Fall 2004
  • Because the Duck Wins
  • Post-Election Considerations Fall 2004
  • Less than One Week
  • Biodefense: Suddenly Important? Fall 2004
  • Courtroom Atrocity
  • Is Our Legal System Respectable? Fall 2004
  • Competition?
  • Is Competition Good or Bad? Fall 2004
  • Courage
  • What is Courage? Winter 2005
  • Looking Ahead
  • Planning for the Next Ten Years Winter 2005
  • A Good Forecast?
  • Is John Prescient or Lucky? Winter 2006
  • Demise of Books?
  • Changing Media and Implications Winter 2006
  • Taking Another Look at Reality
  • Making Sense from the Nonsensical Winter 2006
  • Blasphemy Vs Freedom of Speech?
  • What Politically Correct Liars Won't Admit Winter 2006
  • Where the Rights of Courts End
  • The Silly Holloway Civil Suit Winter 2006
  • The Quality of the Lie
  • What Truths Do You Think You Know? Spring 2006
  • Blame The Consumer
  • *#%! Flows Downhill Not Uphill ... Spring 2006
  • Love and Life: The Main Event
  • How Important is Your Life Partnership? Spring 2006
  • Energy Mania
  • Some Inconvenient Truths About Our Energy Quest Summer 2006
  • Self Inflicted Gordian Knot
  • What We Never Hear In The News Summer 2006
  • Only a Dog
  • A Brief Story of Love and Mourning Fall 2006
  • Downwardly Mobile
  • What a Lovely Future We Have Coming Winter 2007
  • The Virginia Tech Massacre
  • The Larger Picture Won't be Reported Winter 2007
  • Book Report?
  • An Uncomfortable Examination of Reality Spring 2007
  • When the Best are Blind Bastards
  • A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing Speaks Summer 2007
  • Looking Into The Abyss
  • Reflections on Death Winter 2008
  • The End of Our Life Together
  • The Early Mourning Period Winter 2008
  • 10,000 Days
  • An Examination of Togetherness Time Winter 2008
  • Thoughts about Marie
  • A Barely Adequate Eulogy Winter 2008
  • Accountability
  • The 2008 Financial Meltdown Fall 2008
  • Food Quality and Cost Control
  • Living the Good Life in Bad Times Fall 2008
  • Demise of a Cancer - Part I
  • Economic Meltdown Cause and Effect Fall 2008
  • Demise of a Cancer - Part II
  • Economic Meltdown Future Events Winter 2009
  • Reality Booster Shot
  • Immunization From Economic Bullshit Winter 2009
  • A Different Fix to the Economy
  • Why not try something sensible? Winter 2009
  • The News
  • Media Abuse and Uselessness Spring 2009
  • Hit The Reset Button
  • Progress Report Card Summer 2009
  • The Elephant in the Room
  • A Basis for Failure Fall 2009
  • Grand Theft
  • Crimes of Business and Government Fall 2009
  • Lifetime Best Buddies
  • A Tribute to my Best Friend Morrie Fall 2009
  • Safety Patrol
  • We Have Devolved Our Children Winter 2010
  • Missing Essential Truths
  • Avoiding Complete Candid Communication Winter 2010
  • The Future of Entitlement Programs
  • Cost Management in a High Debt Environment Winter 2010
  • A Morally Correct Stimulus
  • Do You Want A "Piece of the Rock? Winter 2010
  • A Glimmer of Hope
  • Understanding/Solving Environmental Issues Spring 2010
  • Freedom and Responsibility
  • Why the Economy Melted Summer 2010
  • Unnatural Selection
  • Facing Reality Fall 2010
  • Lying and Dissembling
  • And We Expect Progress? Fall 2010
  • The No Confidence Vote
  • Eureka! A Political Solution! Fall 2010
  • Dissembling Addendum
  • A Useful Bit of Debunking Winter 2010
  • Guilt and Shame
  • Where Are We Going? Winter 2011
  • Step Functions
  • Nonlinear Change Winter 2011
  • Spin
  • What to Believe Winter 2011
  • We Vote With Our Money
  • Ordinary Citizens Can Fix The USA Winter 2011
  • A History Lesson
  • China Then, USA Now? Winter 2011
  • Sucker Play Extraordinaire
  • Too Obvious to Pretend Anymore Spring 2011
  • A Penny for My Thoughts
  • Let's Help the Congress Spring 2011
  • A Better Capitalism
  • Rebuilding the USA Spring 2011
  • Reflections
  • My Development/Our Future Summer 2011
  • Hard Global Reality
  • The Fundamental Problem is not Economics Fall 2011
  • Early Perspectives
  • Can We Predict the Future from the Past? Fall 2011
  • Observations
  • Personality and Values Evaluation Fall 2011
  • What Would Ayn Say Now?
  • Ardent Capitalism Revisited Fall 2011
  • Is it Really about Money?
  • Critical Examination of Economic Cause and Effect Spring 2012
  • Nightmare
  • Ultimately, There is no Hiding From Reality Summer 2012
  • Reality - The Big Picture
  • Facing the Legacy of Bad Philosophies/Ideologies Summer 2012
  • Sorting out the Mess
  • A Hard Look at our Survival Summer 2012
  • What has Ben done?
  • QE III and our Future Summer 2012
  • A New World
  • An Optimistic Plan Fall 2012
  • A Measure of Worth
  • Of What Value is the Pending Election? Fall 2012
  • What do You bring to the Table?
  • A Forgotten Ethic Winter 2013
  • The Goal
  • A Progress Report? Winter 2013
  • Only the Good ...
  • My Tribute to Joe Lange Fall 2013
  • Asylum
  • A Different Look at Humanity Spring 2014
  • Musings and Reflections
  • A Brief Personal Review of Losses due to Death Fall 2014
  • Monkey See, Monkey Do
  • Police and Civilian Violence Winter 2014
  • The Harvest
  • John Vents His Frustrations Fall 2015
  • Introspection
  • How Well Do We Know Ourselves? Fall 2015
  • Eternal Nothingness
  • Is This Our Destiny? Winter 2016
  • Passages and Peculiarities
  • Back to Life Basics! Fall 2016
  • Infantile Paralysis
  • How We Reason, to Our Detriment Winter 2017
     

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