Category Archives: The Quest

Day 1 of Being Good

Uh oh. What have I gotten myself into? How does a soul be good? The best I can think of right now is to start simple. Let’s start with The Golden Rule: I shall treat others as I want to … Continue reading

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Where in the World is Diane Silver?

She’s taking a deep breath after spending a year on The Goodness Project. Meanwhile, plans are afoot. Stay tuned for further developments.

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What’s Next?

The task I set for myself more than a year ago has been completed. I haven’t found the meaning of life, or even goodness, but I did do what I said I would do: After 365 days of research I … Continue reading

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My First Theory of Goodness

My year is up. No more dodging the issue. It’s time for me to answer my own question: What is goodness? To do that, however, I have to first talk about God, moral codes and baseball.

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The Countdown

One, ridiculously short day.

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The Countdown

2 days.

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How I’ve Been Changed

Nearly 365 days.  Almost 525,948 minutes. That’s how long I’ve been thinking about the question of goodness. Not every minute, of course. There’s been sleeping, laughter, work and movies. But I’ve never been so focused on a single question for … Continue reading

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The Countdown

I’m down to one week now.

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Was My Father Evil?

I’ve written about how my politics, my work as a journalist, and my life as a lesbian led me to the quest for goodness, but I’ve never explored the deeper reason I’m doing this. My journey didn’t begin a year … Continue reading

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The Countdown

9 days left.

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On the Road Again

I’m hitting the road this morning for my day job. Posting may be mild to intermittent over the next week. On the other hand, I’ve got a 6-hour drive in front of me, so I will have time to think. … Continue reading

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Listen to the Radio Today

I mean … Do you really want to miss me? I’ll be talking about The Goodness Project and Kansas City area lesbian history on KKFI’s Tenth Voice today. The show starts at 1 pm, and you can listen to it … Continue reading

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Listen Up!

I’ll be talking about The Goodness Project and Kansas City area lesbian history on KKFI’s Tenth Voice this Saturday. The show starts at 1 pm, and you can listen to it on 90.1 FM or online. Stop by. Give a … Continue reading

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Help Me Sell a Book on Goodness

In June I began my quest to understand morality and how it guides and hobbles us.  Now I need your help. I need to raise interest in a book on goodness, and I can’t do that if I can’t convince … Continue reading

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The Dalai Lama Explains Me To Myself

From the Dalai Lama’s Facebook page today: Although I personally believe that our human nature is fundamentally gentle and compassionate, I feel it is not enough that this is our underlying nature; we must also develop an appreciation and awareness … Continue reading

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