Thomas Drake

Our Filters of Perception

Perception is the process of selecting, organizing, and interpreting information.  Our engagement with our world and those in it passes through our perception filters. After filtering these impressions are organized into our existing structures and patterns, and interpreted based on our personal experiences and expectations.  We’ll explore how our experiences and expectations… more

Martial Arts and the 1st Principle

I’m not a martial artist, but I’ve witnessed almost 8 years of martial art training with our son Russell, and the lessons learned along the way. I’ll share what I’ve discovered about the UU 1st Principle during my son’s journey to black belt–an understanding of the 1st Principle that seems too often ignored.… more