This blog is intended to stimulate people's brains hence the title Excelsior, which is Latin for "higher." But I want to go ever higher and present material to think about and stimulate good conversations with differeing viewpoints. Now, you will not find the most entertaining or intellectually stimulating material here. Chances are you will find a lot of random and ad hoc material that should not be even printed. But I want to draw in thoughts reflecting various facets of human existence.