Category Archives: Current Events

First and Foremost, Trust Yourself

Of all the people we are instructed to trust, when are we ever encouraged to trust ourselves? Continue reading

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Finding Truth in a World of Questionable Facts

The challenge of living in an information society is sifting through the facts and determining what is true and what is false. Continue reading

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Obedience Is Not a Virtue

Kindness, goodness, honesty, compassion — these are virtues worth seeking. But obedience — it’s not a virtue. Continue reading

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We Learn More from a Dead Leaf Than from Our Smart Phone

Do we think when we access information from our phones? Or do we merely accept the informational food we are fed? Continue reading

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How Do We Know What’s True?

Truth is not something we are told; it is something we seek. And in seeking it, we ask questions, express doubts, ask for proof. When we are discouraged from doing that, we need to ask why. Continue reading

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Wearing Masks — What Happens When We Do This?

Masks come in all forms. Some, like Halloween masks, conceal the entire face. A domino goes over the eyes. A surgical mask blocks the nose and mouth. Regardless of what type of masks they are, they all do the same … Continue reading

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Trendy Phrases Lead to Shallow Talk

I watched way too much TV as a child. To this day, one of my more dubious accomplishments is the ability to sing, word for word, assorted advertising ditties and intro music to insipid situation comedies from the 1970s. I … Continue reading

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Manipulating Numbers — It’s Really Easy

Numbers are fascinating, because they are so incredibly easy to manipulate. We’re taught that they’re firm and solid, and when they are thrust in our face, we can believe what we’re told, especially when the person doing the telling and … Continue reading

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We’re Not Turning into Zombies, Are We?

One of the most important aspects of being human is acting humane to one another — treating our brothers and sisters on the planet like people, not zombies. Continue reading

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What Is Freedom? And Are We Free?

Freedom begins with thinking. The more noise, the more chatter, the more distractions, the less easy it is to get away from it all and process all we are being told. Continue reading

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