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Brian Patrick Cork is living the Authentic Life

many things Are not Pointless



It’s been nip-and-tuck on this Blog going on two days now over my last post: there might be demons and there are ALWAYS questions.

It’s particularly ferocious doings in the comments sections with my Christian brothers Drew, George and John game-fully wading in, hearts fully exposed (I am not, by definition, a Christian, but they are still my brothers).

However, under his own steam, the inestimable Aaron Masih (a warrior, in any light) has set forth his views on his Blog: A Life of Passion. The post is called: The Struggle Worth Having.

I’ll suggest you consider reading it, within it’s entirety.

Do it!

Just to wet your appetite – following was my own comment, under that worthy effort:

“I think I’m honored.

God issued me discernment. And, with it a keen desire to live my life in a way that glorifies everything that I can recognize around me. I used to refer to this as living my life like Christ. But, as time went by I felt like that was similar to wearing a medal I had not earned. There is, not so simply, a bar, some how set.

So, living by that code, while remaining uncertain about, how and where, I might end-up sometimes feels like standing on the ledge preparing to tower jump.

But, some how I think I’m going to make it – because it wasn’t me that created wind that can be used to offset gravity.”

And, I have such terrific friends, “good men in a storm”, to be sure, standing by to break my fall.

There is virtu, here. And, fortuna! Yes, Dr. Pappas, my worlds converge. My hunger naught but builds to not only learn, but to truly, I say, understand.

Readers of this Blog, rally to me – give me that word! …if it isn’t understanding.

Peace be to my Brothers and Sisters.

Brian Patrick Cork


those Jewish Basterds!


I know I misspelled what is supposed to read: “bastards”.

Well… Not me, actually. It’s Brad Pitt’s fault.

And, the title of this post is going to ignite some controversy – until people read on, shake their heads, and likely say:

“That Cork! There he goes again.”

However, let’s not get distracted by grammar. Lets roll with intent.

CANNES, France (AP) – Quentin Tarantino and Brad Pitt have spun some revisionist history on how World War II ended.

Their Cannes Film Festival premiere, “Inglourious Basterds”, presents an epic saga of a band of Jewish Allied soldiers led by Pitt who play a pivotal role in taking down the Third Reich.

The band’s exploits culminate in a bloodbath plot to take out top German leaders at the premiere of a Nazi propaganda film in Paris.

“Inglourious Basterds’‘ screened for reporters Wednesday morning, and afterward, Pitt apparently praised Tarantino’s “outrageous’‘ vision for the movie. Pitt is, by all accounts and rumors, still associated with Angelina Jolie.  So, that kat knows and intimately understands outrageous.

In any event, the film gets its gala premiere at Cannes later next month.

Meanwhile, I learned something new through Brian Visaggio’s recent post A Culture of Shame weaving of the past and current events. My eldest daughter Haley Anne is endlessly fascinated with events in-and-amongst the Jewish Holocaust (primarily the “whys” and results).

So, I am thinking of ways to break apart much of what he has written and sharing it with her in bits and pieces via her Home School program.

Its our call to action to learn from everything.

The worst mistakes we make are the ones we repeat.

Let’s be part of the solution, and not the problem.

Ultimately, it’s how we finish – right?

Peace be to my Brothers and Sisters (particularly to my Jewish Amigos this day).

Brian Patrick Cork




I learned something (oddly) from myself this week:

Some times when you are listening for something, you learn another.

I am not suggesting that this is some how profound. Were it the case, I could likely launch into some satisfying dissertation around the possible virtue of this notion, and offer all manner of examples.

I can’t do that just yet.

However, and for the moment, it feels good to think it and write it. But, in light of recent events, I may be on to something. And, I sense great change-oriented things are afoot.

It’s dawning on me that my current growth might be centered around being ever open-minded as indicated through the trail of other recent posts.

So… Now I am thinking. And, yes, I will, in all likelihood, subject all of you to endless ruminations around me accomplishing other next vital steps.

Peace be to my Brothers and Sisters.

Brian Patrick Cork

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What’s All This About?

"What am I looking at?", you might wonder.

Lots of stuff.

Meanwhile, here, I discuss events, people and things in our world - and, my (hardly simplistic, albeit inarticulate) views around them.

You'll also learn things about, well, things, like people you need to know about, and information about companies you can't find anywhere else.

So, while I harangue the public in my not so gentle way, you will discover that I am fascinated by all things arcane, curious about those whom appear religious, love music, dabble in politics, loathe the media, value education, still think I am an athlete, and might offer a recipe.

All the while, striving mightily, and daily, to remain a prudent and optimistic gentleman - and, authentic.

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