25 Years Later: My Life Inside the Narrowgate Cult at Messiah College (part one)

My daughter is a student at Messiah College (soon to be Messiah University) in South Central Pennsylvania. She writes articles for the campus newspaper, and has access to their news archives. One day, she sent us pictures from her iPhone of an article dated December 1st, 1995. The title, "Walking the Straight and Narrow Gate," … Continue reading 25 Years Later: My Life Inside the Narrowgate Cult at Messiah College (part one)

Harry Potter and the Whistleblower Archetype

“If you don’t take action now, you’ll settle for nothing later.” -Zach DeLeRoche, lead singer of Rage Against the Machine. In the fifth book of the Harry Potter series, Harry is one of the few people alive who knows a terrible secret: The enemy of all that is good in the world, Lord Voldemort - … Continue reading Harry Potter and the Whistleblower Archetype

The Wild Wild West of Online Privacy

So there is a lot in the news right now about our devices eavesdropping into our private conversations. This problem snapped into vivid focus the other day, when I got a Facebook advertisement about a very detailed specific medical procedure. And it just so happens that in just over a week, I'm going in for … Continue reading The Wild Wild West of Online Privacy

Three Hundred Sixty-Five Days Later…

November, 2018: Introspection So I've been doing quite a bit of introspection and research on the topic of abuse, and the ripple effect on the pool into which the stone of abuse has been cast. If I'm honest with myself, I've been doing research into this topic all of my life, since my earliest experiences … Continue reading Three Hundred Sixty-Five Days Later…

The Great Divorce (with apologies to CS Lewis)

"Apart from the addictive nature of our new digital way of connecting, it does not seem to satisfy our deep-seated need for true human contact. Instead what it seems to have spawned is the illusion of social connection via a medium that has our dopamine receptors on perpetual high alert as we anticipate, like Pavlovian … Continue reading The Great Divorce (with apologies to CS Lewis)

Spirit Hacking: The Power of the 8th Layer (Part Two)

I have to confess, this blog has been difficult to write. In the many weeks of writing this blog, there has been a continual struggle between two extremes - one side of me messily bleeding all over the place, the other side of me keeping it sterile and clinical, as if you were reading a … Continue reading Spirit Hacking: The Power of the 8th Layer (Part Two)

The Power of the 8th Layer (Part One)

It's been quite a while since I've blogged here, I do hope you will forgive me. It has been one doozy of a year. Today's blog series will be a little more personal than normal. It will also possibly be much more useful to you than a technical discourse on blockchain or routers or Internet … Continue reading The Power of the 8th Layer (Part One)