Kurt Bell

A life of courage, joy and independence.

Secular sin – The Good Life – 161209 HOS v.12.3

How does one sin in the face of indifference? By rejecting or ignoring the honest mandate of one’s own nature, tempered of virtue, directed of social ends. But if my … Continue reading

December 10, 2016 · Leave a comment

Becoming a Monster – The Good Life – 161208 HOS v.12.3

Dangerous creatures of nightmare aren’t far from our home and breast. All we need do to summon the beast is deny our better, more honest selves, in alignment with true … Continue reading

December 9, 2016 · Leave a comment

Oblivion awaits – The Good Life – 161206 HOS v.12.2

Shall I gamble today’s moments? Throw the dice, hoping for a lucky break today, and respite tomorrow should the numbers fail? Can’t you feel the failure already in your bones? … Continue reading

December 7, 2016 · Leave a comment

Sin and Damnation – The Good Life – 161205 HOS v.12.2

The Good Life consists of an allegiance to sound principals, borne and maintained of reason, adhered to in the interest of social good, and the improvement of well-being for ourselves, … Continue reading

December 6, 2016 · Leave a comment

The very real pain of suffering – The Good Life – 161203 v.12.01

Do you feel anxious about life, uncertain about the future or what you should do to make the best use of your time and opportunity of living? Perhaps it’s time … Continue reading

December 4, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Good Life – 161201 v.12.0 “Just Live!”

The inner life isn’t always a refuge. Only when the peace is secured through principled living can we hope to find any peace within or without. Forget the ancient texts … Continue reading

December 2, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Good Life – 161130 v.11.0 “#HumanHashtags”

There’s a warm place within, more secure and restful than any place of retreat. Instead of dreaming of holiday, someplace elsewhere than here, remember the sanctuary within. Go there in … Continue reading

December 1, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Good Life – 161128 v.10.1

The sea is everywhere… Washing us and bathing us with a cold, clear invitation into its depths. Not so much an invitation, but an expectation. We’ll one day make the … Continue reading

November 29, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Good Life – 161127 v.10.0 “Risk and Oblivion”

I had a few instances today where circumstances nearly got the best of me. Nothing major… My life is far too first-world for anything worse, at least not very often. … Continue reading

November 28, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Good Life – 161126 v.10.0

I found myself breaking free from the slipstream of social media yesterday… It’s so easy to simply let the hours slide by distracted by the gossip and glittery distraction of surface-level stimulation. Now that I’m away from all that I need to muster my mind to find some better use of the time.

November 26, 2016 · 1 Comment