Category Archives: Contemplation

Scratch Below The Surface

One of the best pieces of advice we receive from good teachers and parents is that we should scratch below the surface; you never know what you might find. By looking beyond superficial appearances, we’ve undertaken an investigation and have … Continue reading

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The World As A Mirror

During the past couple of months, I’ve been exploring an unlikely “rabbit hole” or particular aspect of technology. It was actually a reawakening of one of my childhood obsessions–aviation. It was an interest that I could not pursue as an … Continue reading

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Self-Reflection

As we encounter situations that require decisions or that impact our lives we must weigh our options. Regarding those times when we must speak out and state our views, it is best to contemplate and reflect. Hasty, impulsive decisions and … Continue reading

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Mental Busywork

I once worked at a small town grocery store. The work atmosphere was mostly pleasant and I liked my coworkers and the customers immensely. The single most unpleasant part of the job happened during slow business days. We had to … Continue reading

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Sweeping Generalizations

“Our major obligation is not to mistake slogans for solutions.”–Edward R. Murrow In this age of the Internet and perceived time compression we are often tempted to believe slogans and to agree with sweeping generalizations. Perhaps these tendencies are a … Continue reading

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Peace Through Truth

After skimming through the day’s headlines, I powered down the tablet and leaned into the sofa. I shook my head at the reports of war, violence, and propaganda across the world that I had just read. I know that humans … Continue reading

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Frugal

I drive a 22-year-old entry level Camry. I keep it for several reasons, including the fact that Toyota no longer manufactures Camrys with manual transmissions. The car still looks as nice as the day it rolled off the assembly line. … Continue reading

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