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The Culture of Kindness

What is the "Culture of Kindness"? The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language defines culture as "The totality of socially transmitted behavior patterns, arts, beliefs, institutions, and all other products of human work and thought." This column is dedicated to the belief that the ethical underpinning of a peaceful "culture of kindness" can and should be the concept that "kindness and compassionate love for others" has the highest value.

Note that this column was previously called "The Culture of Heart." I have changed the name in order to create a more specific focus.

The Power of Eternal Goals
Our work and creativity and contributions to others don’t stop at the point of “death”, but continue forever. more
"Dark Energy", A Clean Sky and Personal Flying Vehicles
In a previous column, “How Personal Flying Vehicles Will Change Society”, I wrote about the idea that personal flying vehicles could use some type of “antigravity” solution to stay aloft. This was based on my layman’s view (for I am not a scientist) that the first priority of a personal flying vehicle (PFV) is to not fall down and go “boom”. more
El Matrimonio Trino y Eterno como la Nueva Definición del Matrimonio
The original column ("Eternal Triune Marriage as the New Definition of Marriage"), is published here, in English.
“Hasta que la muerte nos separe” ha sido por mucho tiempo la promesa de fidelidad y amor entre un hombre y una mujer que se unen en matrimonio. more
Let's Sever the Decapitation Scenes
An examination of graphic violence in television and film.
Now, in 2007, the graphic violence that is often a part of horror films and slasher movies seems to have taken root in mainstream television programs. Many movies that are not billed as horror movies have adopted extreme standards in their depictions of graphic violence. more
Losing My Beard for John Adams
On May 7, 2007, I went with three of our children and acted with them as extras at the "John Adams" mini-series shoot (Part 2), in Goochland, Virginia. I played a "Boston Towns Person". (Our fourth child, Tymon, was an extra in Part 1.) This page shows the absolutely horrible tongue in cheek trauma that I suffered, as I was *forced*!!! to shave my beard (after six years!) — since Boston Towns Persons didn't have beards. Drat them! Oh, the Tyranny of Fashion! Here, for your potential amusement, is the pictorial history of my dreadful loss. Who knows — perhaps one day I'll be an actor. more
Creating Beauty
My mother once said to me, “It’s much harder to create beauty than it is to create ugliness.” She said this to me during the depths of my antisocial hippie dippie years, when I was seventeen and remarkably ignorant. I don’t remember what I had drawn, or written, but it must have been just south of putrid, for I offended her artistic sensibilities. For some reason, perhaps because she was an art teacher and my mother, I listened to her, and abandoned the project. I also have never forgotten what she said. more
Artists and their Inheritors Should Get Paid Forever
proposing a new standard of payment and a contract for “commissions in perpetuity”
To me, it just seems wrong that the original artist doesn’t profit when a painting is resold over and over again, all the while going up in price. It must be particularly galling for a living artist to watch his or her paintings fetch astronomical prices years after the artist sold it for a much smaller sum. more
The God Prayer
I believe that the God Prayer is a practical method that will draw us closer to God, and effectively control and banish the selfish thoughts and feelings that plague human beings every day. more
Loggers Who Lay Waste to Beauty
The first time we saw the desolation caused by their handiwork, we were driving down a road that we had traveled many times, when suddenly we turned a corner and saw a vast expanse of broken tree stumps and piles of dirt, mixed with wood chips and underbrush. It had been a beautiful stretch of woods, inhabited, I’m sure, by a variety of now displaced creatures. more
Nations at Peace
The World of True Peace is a world of family relationships under God. Nations will live in peace when the overriding desire of each nation is to serve the citizens of all nations as true brothers and sisters, bound together by a common heart of love. more
“The Epiphany of Zebediah Clump”
Watch our first film right here.
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