Coming Out Human

Meditations on the Meaning of Life

Foreword / Where am I? / A Gift from God / Infancy / Socialization / Inbreeding / The Caste System / Seen and Not Heard / Awakening /  Hindsight / Identity Crisis, Part 1Identity Crisis, Part 2 / Identity Crisis, Part 3 / Identity Crisis, Part 4 /


Innocence Lost / Significance / Self-Fulfilling Prophecy / My First Act of Faith / Seek and Ye Shall Find / The Garden of Eden / Playing God / Civilization / Progress / A Confession / Symptoms / Pros & Cons / The Mystery / Conviction / Self-Awareness / Defensiveness /  Integrity / The Pursuit of Happiness / Dry Wells / The Reality Principle / Consciousness / Fulfillment / Prudence /  Nirvana / Tragedy / Sorrow / Purpose / Natural Evil / Judgment Day /  Sins of Omission / Wonder / The God-Shaped Hole /  The Virtue of Skepticism / Ulterior Motives / Godlessness / Epidemics / Beyond Freedom & Dignity /  Justification / Role Models / Joie de Vivre / Unified Field Theory / Contention / Bearing Witness / Growing Up / Self-Esteem / Psych 101 / Nature & Nurture / Discomfort Zones / Self-InterestTaking Inventory / Authenticity / Detachment / Personhood / PassionModeration / Existential Anguish / Meritocracy / Philosopher’s Cramp / Unnatural Selection / Inclinations / The Beginning of Wisdom / CuriositySchool Days Revisited / Credibility / Revelation / Trading Places / The Dog Eat Dog World / Superiority Complex / Self-Righteousness / The Art of Dialogue / Birds of a Feather / Leadership / Vulnerability / Beyond Forgiveness / I & Thou / Wholeness / Solidarity / The Lottery / What is Success? / Abundance / Citizenship / Motivation / Self-Determination / Agency / Imagination / Deviant Behavior / Self-Consciousness / Fear of Authority / All the World’s a Stage / Hope / Accountability / Free Will / Just Say Yes / Instinct Unplugged / Priorities / Comedy & Tragedy /  Victimhood / Braveheart / Pervasive Unsatisfactoriness / Boundaries / Managing Expectations / Language-R-Us / The Eloquence of Action / Triple-Edged Swords / Giftedness / Destiny /  The Journey / Attention Deficit Disorder / Ownership / If I Were a Rich Man / Projection / Trauma & Recovery / Sentience / Bad Decisions / Surrender / Give Me a Reason / Vocations / Becoming a Person / Man in Search of a Soul / Wake-up Call / Rules of the Game / In Defense of Mortality / Thou Shalt Not Kill / The Greatest Gift / Yesterday / Procrastination / Synchrony / Delayed Gratification / Ghosts from the Past / The Greatest Regret / Suicide / Urgency / Immortality / Epitaphs / The Answer / Horizons


Riddle Me This / Egocentric Molecules / The Three-Letter-Word, Part I / The Three-Letter-Word, Part IIThe Seven-Letter-Word, Part I / The Seven-Letter-Word, Part IIFull DisclosureThe Five-Letter-Word, Part I / The Five-Letter Word, Part II / The Five-Letter Word, Part IIIA Message to the Apologists, Part I / A Message to the Apologists, Part II / A Message to the Apologists, Part III / Some Self-DisclosureAn Act of ContritionGaslightingInbreeding / Welcome to the Monkey House / Psych 101 / Fear of Authority, Part I / Fear of Authority, Part IIFear of Authority, Part III / The Boogie Man / The Propaganda Machine / Enthrallment / Tell Me Something Good / Uppers and Downers / Blowing Smoke / Chosen PeopleTribalism / Vicious Cycles / Supply & Demand / IdolatryConspiracy Theory / “Belonging” / Monkey See, Monkey Do / The Popularity of PopularitySunday School / Hedging Your Bets / Walking Your Talk / The Messiah / Place Your Bets / Revelation, Part I / Revelation, Part II / The God-Shaped Hole / Censorship, Part I / Censorship, Part II / Censorship, Part III / The Cycle of AddictionBorn Again / Justification, Part I / Justification, Part II / Obfuscation / Carrots & Sticks, Part I / Carrots & Sticks, Part II / Carrots & Sticks, Part III / Carrots & Sticks, Part IV / Caveat Emptor / The “Virtue” of Obedience / Ostentation / Sadomasochism / Scapegoating / In X We TrustGod the Father, Part I / God the Father, Part II / Sacred Spaces / Egocentricity / Hero Worship / The Promised Land / Cognitive Dissonance / Opportunity CostConsider the Source / Discipleship / The Quest / ParenthoodAversion Therapy / Interfaith Dialogue / In Praise of Agnosticism, Part IIn Praise of Agnosticism, Part II / In Praise of Agnosticism, Part III / Ulterior Motives / Simplicity / The Virtue of Skepticism / Curiosity / Contention / Role Models / Judgment Day / COEXIST, My Eye! / Beyond Freedom & Dignity / Conscience / Self-Awareness / Sorrow / Tragedy / The Divine Plan / Nirvana / Apocalypse Now / The Lottery / Prudence / My First Act of Faith / Seek and Ye Shall Find / Self-Evidence / The Ultimate Heresy / SurrenderMartyrdomHope / Belief in a Just World / Disillusionment / Self-Righteousness / The Two Commandments / Deviant Behavior, Part I / Deviant Behavior, Part II / Common Ground / Solidarity / As Iron Sharpens Iron / Sins of Omission / In Search of a Soul / Passion / Killing Time / Wake-Up Call, Part I / Wake-Up Call, Part II / Instinct Unplugged / The Eloquence of Action / Leadership / Propagation of the Species /


Meditations formerly posted, in process of being reorganized…

Adulthood / The Three Letter Word / Bearing Witness / Comparative Religion Studies / Instinct Unplugged / Purpose / Creation Stories / Vocations / The Golden Rule, Part I / The Golden Rule, Part II / The Golden Rule, Part IIIThe Golden Rule, Part IV / The Golden Rule, Part V / The Golden Rule, Part VI / The Golden Rule, Part VII / The Golden Rule, Part VIII / The Golden Rule, Part IX / The Golden Rule, Part X / The Golden Rule, Part XI / The Golden Rule, Part XII / The Golden Rule, Part XIII / The Golden Rule, Part XIV Imagine / Creation Stories / Agency

Stay tuned for more, to be posted as they mature: Conflicts of Interest / I Want / Informed Consent / WWJD? / Warning Signs / Home Schooling / Intelligent Design / The Catacombs / The Good Book / A Trip, Welcome to the Vatican / A Message to the Moderates / An Ode to Science / Welcome to the Library / A Yiddish Proverb / Inbreeding / The Christian Bookstore / Travel Lessons / The Anti-Christs / The Caste System / A Simple Test / Going to Church / Ceremony / Stewardship / Community Beyond Church and State / Human Natures / Intelligent Design? / Authenticity / The Underground Railroad / Double Standards / The Bookstore / The Boob Tube / Bullshit A to Z / Brandolini’s Law / The Problem with Bigots / Unemployment / Blessed are the Peacemakers / Labels / Fahrenheit 451 / Difficult People / Priorities / The Ball of Confusion / Making It / Apathy / Victimhood / Identity Politics / Chickens & Eggs / Sins of Our Parents / Talking Heads / Nostalgia / Proximity / The National Motto / Deceit / Who Owns the Future? / Who’s in Charge? / Crime & Punishment / Pacifism Unmasked / Progress / The Problem of Good & Evil / Karma / Illiteracy / A Clockwork Orange / The Myth of Sisyphus / In God We Trust / Deviant Behavior / The War on Drugs / A Critique of Pragmatism / Animal Research / The World According to Webster / Superiority Complex / Unnecessary Evils / The Problem with Gay People / Villain Worship / The Power of Persuasion / A New Constitution / Conservatives & Liberals /

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