Category Archives: Daily Life

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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Whom Do We Trust?

In a world of mass media, we feel like we “know” a lot of people, many of them famous faces. But just recognizing a face doesn’t mean it’s worth giving our complete and total trust to it. Continue reading

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We Need Time to Think

We are bombarded with information, and it’s difficult to know how to sort it all out. To do so, we need time away from the noise and chatter, time in a place of silence where we can think. Continue reading

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Some Things Are Out of Our Control

Humans in power can make decisions that affect a lot of ordinary people. But there are some areas — the seasons of the year, the hope in people’s souls — that they cannot affect. Continue reading

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Afraid? Don’t Be. You Have the Courage You Need

Courage is not what we see glorified in movies and TV shows. Courage is what real people show every day as we face the challenges in our lives. Continue reading

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