This is an article about me that my mom wrote which will be published in the April newsletter of Rediscover.
“It surprised me when Chandler wanted to be interviewed for a spotlight because he used to be very shy, but that was before he got his first job at HyVee four years ago. Now he does podcasts and writes books in which he shares a lot about his desire for non-violence in the world.
If Chandler could do anything he wanted, he would be a” Robinson Crusoe” on a desert island, enjoying the solitude and free fruit. He would really like watermelon to be there because that is his favorite food. If not an island, he would like to fly to his own planet, avoiding the scary people he meets on this one.
However, Chandler does really care about other people and even though he likes to spend time alone, playing video games or riding his bike he also can dance pretty wildly at parties and feels good about being a friend to those who turn to him when they need support.
Chandler’s favorite colors are black and white. This makes zebras especially enjoyable for him. They are part of his favorite group of animals: the “equines” (horse family). This group of animals are peaceful herbivores like him!
Chandler values honesty and likes people who always tell the truth. He wants to make a permanent better difference in the world.”” – Judena Klebs
The abortion topic is controversial and full of contradictions on both the pro-life and pro-choice side.
The problem with the pro-choice or pro-abortion side is that it promotes the act of murdering the unborn. For some people this is not a problem. Some of them justify this based on the “lesser of the two evils” philosophy. For example: They might say that it is better for that child to die now rather than experience greater suffering later such as abuse by the parents who don’t want it or starvation because they are born into a poor family. Others however say that abortion is a woman’s unquestionable right. So if she wants to kill her child, she doesn’t even need to provide a reason for it.
On the flip side, you have the pro-life or anti abortion side who views abortion as wrong because it is murder of a child. Some want to make it illegal while others don’t. However they are united among the general idea that there really isn’t a significant difference between killing the born or the unborn.
At this point everyone knows I fall into the anti-abortion side. So I’ll admit my bias here. But I’m not going to rant about the pros and cons of these two opposing sides. Instead, I only want to point out that the more obvious and overlooked solution is to avoid getting women pregnant in the first place!
Some prevent pregnancy by various means of contraception. There are numerous methods each with their benefits and risks. However, as far as I know, celibacy or abstinence is the only 100% effective way to make sure sperm never reaches an egg and starts the development of a new child.
If a 100% effective method of contraception becomes available that still allows people to enjoy sex without the harm of creating children that they don’t want, then the abortion debate will be solved in that way.
But until then, celibacy is the only solution. It’s the ultimate solution because it is available to anyone at no financial cost and prevents the need for anyone to debate about the morality or legality of killing unborn babies.
I found the place on the Litfire website where people can buy my newest book that contains all 5 of the previous self-published books. It’s been a long time since I’ve done any writing but if people enjoy what I’ve written so far maybe it will inspire me to write more.
Some people may have noticed that I recently changed my profile picture on Facebook to a new image I created in inkscape. It looks like this:
This is a special image which I created using the clip feature of Inkscape. There are actually three objects in this. The background is a chessboard, then on top of it is a chessboard flipped the other way. Then a unicorn is clipped onto the top layer chessboard so that you see the “cut-out” version of the unicorn of opposite colors.
I consider it one of my best works of art because it uses the chessboard and the unicorn.
The chessboard, which is also called a checkerboard is special not just because of the board games played on it. It’s also a perfect tessellation of squares. It also represents balance because there are exactly 32 black squares and 32 white squares. Black and white are my favorite colors and I love patterns that use only these colors.
The unicorn is my favorite of the mythical animals because it’s basically a horse except for the horn coming out of it’s forehead. The unicorn also tends to represent various things depending on who you ask. It’s generally considered a peaceful animal of moral purity or goodness.
By combining these two images into one, I find that it represents nearly everything that I am about.