Thomas La Grua

Horrible neighbors or Horrible Me?

My story begins some time in early 2013. I was outside in the community when suddenly a loud noise, like an explosion occurred not far from me. Immediately I went to track down this noise and to my surprise, on one of the drive ways within the community lay the shattered remna... —

Getting back to Basics

BBC News: Energy Storage Here I am once again back at home in Taoyuan, one of the bigger cities in northern Taiwan. Nothing's new in terms of my physical surroundings; however, I do have a new perspective that I am walking or practicing to understand/live. My perspective or ... —

English-Week Presentations 英文簡報比賽

Asia University, English Presentations, autumn 2014 —

Working within the system

I continue to walk my personal process while also walking a path of experimentation of implementing or inputting change from within the education system. How best to implement change from within? I guess it is a process of getting others to look outside the box, so to spea... —

Redefining my relation to Ants

What a pain in the ass they can be to me, lol. I left my apartment for three days, and when I returned, there they were, nesting in some tubing surrounding a doorway next to the kitchen-sink. Ever time I did anything with food, it was as though an alarm had sounded “Food! ... —

A Difficult Day

Today was a difficult day for me, but it didn't start out that way. In the morning, I got up at 3:00 am to have a Skype chat with someone from Mexico. After that I went back to bed until 7:30. Then around 10:00 am, I drove to school for my one o'clock class. Unfortunately, the... —

Understanding the current form of Democracy for the purpose of Redefining and Redesigning it

Ever wonder why we haven't been able to eliminate corruption in politics and why politicians seem to be unable to stop the unscrupulous無良 behavior of business men and women eager急于 to profit even if it means poisoning a nation's food supply? It's because our systems of governm... —

Kind of like a Plan

Although I do not see a detailed plan for moving through this world and changing it/me/all for the better, I do have within what I speak and do a broad plan in the works to work with what is here (wherever I am), participating in bringing about a new found land based on the pr... —

My first Asia University blog

The picture above is the building that I spend much of my time in on the AU campus. This blog that I am now writing is part of my commitment to my students to write and post along with them. Perhaps our motto could be, a class that writes together stays together. Sometimes wh... —

Liyu Lake

Last month on September 19th, I packed up my car and set off to work and live in a place about and hour and forty minutes drive from my comfort zone home. I realize that this wasn't or isn't a move across the world; nevertheless, it's a move out of my comfort zone, and this wa... —

The Battle Cry of World War III

As more people begin to stand up in the realization that real change is a doing that comes not from the world system but from within through a process of self change standing as the principle of equality in relationship to all, we who are in the process of standing as the prin... —

Processing the Illusion

This morning, I woke up with a stomachache and immediately I turned to thinking about what I have been preoccupied with these last couple of weeks, the act of deciding upon a new job, getting that job and relocating. Notice that the emphasis in on “the job.” I thought to mysel... —

Getting out of my Comfort Zone

For the last 3-4 weeks, I have been focused primarily on finding a new job. Basically, I have decided to be out of my home sweet home comport zone no later than some-time in August. Why? Because it's time to get out of my comfort zone, do new things and relate to new people. T... —

Realising and living my utmost potential

Previously I posted The Desteni of Living, principles that I am walking in a process of self change, changing the nature of me. These are cool words that I agree with. The question is how do I as one of all actually in reality live these principles. My first response is that i... —

The Desteni of Living

Here are the principles that I am walking in a process of self change, changing the nature of me. Realising and living my utmost potential Living by the principle of what is best for all – guiding me in thought, word and deed to always in all ways direct problems to the... —

Changing Self Changes the World

Life (in all forms) is defined and/or determined by and through one's relationships. These relationships from the small of each of us to the big of the world-system reflected back unto us all define and/or determine the nature of each of us as one of humanity. Therefore, to ch... —

Redistributing the Wealth and Changing from the Ground up

The other day, I looked out my window to see a farmer spraying what I guessed were pesticides on the growing rice. I thought to myself, why do they have to do that; why can’t we/they just accept a littler lower yields? Silly, to even think about. Of course it's all about money... —

Changing the Nature of our Nations

We, the I's of communities, cities, states and nations are the I's that define and / or determine through our relationships the nature of ourselves, the nature of our nations, the nature of humankind. Be we the people of apathy and ignorance or we the people integrity stan... —

Is Taiwan ready for “Real” Democracy?

Once again debate is raging in Taiwan on weather or not to finish and then perhaps one day begin operating the Gongliao number 4 nuclear power plant. The two main questions currently being debated appear to be on the safety of nuclear power (whether or not it is appropriat... —

Writing on what I’ve been writing about

Taking a break from writing about Democracy for a moment, I will share some other aspects of my world. It’s not that I have been consumed with finding a new definition for Democracy, but is is mostly what I have been doing, writing it out, finding the flaws, rewriting and rewr... —

(Real) Democracy Awareness

Democracy as a collective expression of equality is representative of the state of awareness of Equality within and as the collective. The degree of Democracy is as the degree of Equality, also dependent upon equal access to ALL Information within/as the Public Domain. The mov... —

The infancy of (real) Democracy, (real) Equality

These are the early days, the infancy of (real) Democracy, (real) equality wherein We the people are learning how to cooperate in directing our words and deeds to create solutions that are best for all.  The participation of each human being in forming this world has always be... —

The Delusion of ‘Representative’ Democracy

What is “Representative” Democracy doing in the age of communications/information technology? It’s like having all of our most important decisions, phone calls and emails transferred to people who we’ve never even met but we voted or abstained from voting for them or their opp... —

Another dream fun dream, this one with an Epiphany

As I was walking out I saw a car with a man in it sinking in a spot of water. I ran and said to the people around, that a car with a man in had just suck and we had to jump in and help. They said to me that pit is a bottomless one, he is gone. I looked into the water and I cou... —


Recently I wrote something to the effect that, I would care for all that cared for all, “I will care for the machine, the physical or the energy that care for others, that care enough to stop the sacrifice.” I now realize that within this statement, I was judging some to be wo... —

Man know Thyself, or is it, Man no Thyself?

Last night’s dream was reminiscent of the kind of dreams I’ve had all my life. Earth had been invaded by some sort of seed or something, kind of like along the lines of Invasion of the body snatchers. Something was getting into, growing and taking over peoples bodies. Once it ... —

2014 New Year update

2014 Update of me —

A Scrambled State of being

At first I thought that there was a secret code within/as the symbols of the sounds of words. However, what I am now beginning to realize is that, there is no ‘secret’ code, no-one has pulled the veil over my eyes. I’ve just scrambled my expression within and as myself to such... —

The Matters of Earth, the Heart of the Physical Reality

 Getting back to the physical matters of humanity: when and if we apply common-sense to the question of our “physical” origins, the closest and most logical link to the “physical reality” is planet earth. Accordingly, we humans are of earth, and earth is the heart of the matte... —

Today’s writing, December 23, 2013

Throughout most of last week, I noticed an usual amount of energy, kind of like a form of anxiety trying to build up and take hole. No, it wasn’t due to the holiday season, it was more subliminal, like fear of an uncertain commitment. Dreams have also been more extensive this ... —