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Mind Control: The More You Read and Question, the Less It Happens

It’s easier to sit through a mindless movie than slog through a bad book. After all, most movies and TV shows demand little active brain involvement, so it’s possible (desirable, actually, from the perspective of the Media Myth Makers) to … Continue reading

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Your Vote Is Worth Less Than Your Prayer

“Evening, and morning, and at noon, will I pray, and cry aloud: and he shall hear my voice.” (Psalm 55:17, KJV) Oh, ho hum. There’s a presidential election looming in the United States, more than a year from now, and in … Continue reading

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If He’s Famous, and He Says It, Do We Believe It?

We are a culture saturated in celebrity worship. This isn’t surprising, given that mass media — through TV, movies, social media, newspapers, magazines, advertising, and incessant digital nagging from our “smart” phones — infects every moment of our lives. (We … Continue reading

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Dystopian Fantasy

Nowadays, dystopia is the rage. Books like The Hunger Games, Divergent, and The Maze Runner seem written for the sole purpose of being turned into movies, with a concerted effort to engage today’s youth into the idea that life, and the future, are … Continue reading

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The Privacy of Our Minds

Lately, every time I open the mail from a government agency, or a health care provider, or a utility entity, I find an extra piece of scrap paper to write my grocery list on — a privacy notice stating how … Continue reading

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Deception, Deceit, Dishonesty — Is This Our 3-D World?

You younger women — under 35 — may find this odd, but not so many years ago, a married woman did not appear on a credit card account as a real person. As the wife of her husband, she was … Continue reading

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Just a Dumb Housewife

Years ago, when the Norwegian Artist and I decided that I would stay home and raise the kids, this was not a savvy, astute, wordly-wise, shrewd, smart decision. Back in the 80s, when women could do anything they wanted, by … Continue reading

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Sex, Religion, Politics — Conversation, Anyone?

Sex, religion, politics – funny how the most interesting topics are the ones we’re not supposed to address in polite company, that is, if we’re determined to keep things polite. While most of the time I am prosaically non-confrontational, I … Continue reading

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