Category Archives: Controversy

Thinking About Graphology

Approximately 40 years ago I was in the middle of my very first real existential crisis. All of my attachments to belief systems were being jettisoned. Nearly every single category of my California New Age conditioning was set out to … Continue reading

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How Insulting!

“He is a self-made man and worships his creator.” The quote from the British statesman John Bright appeared in my Facebook newsfeed this week. The short quip about a current American politician was so spot on that I had to … Continue reading

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I Wonder About Hostility

It’s the elephant in the room that is on our minds and not well-hidden these days–hostility. Of course, people have been hostile as long as there have been people. It ebbs and flows throughout civilizations. It causes wars, genocide, and … Continue reading

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Promising More Than You Can Perform

One of the most disappointing of betrayals is the failure of someone to follow through on a promise. All of us have probably been on the receiving end of such letdowns. On the other hand, most of us may have … Continue reading

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The Good Life

One of my acquaintances collects jewelry, really fine quality jewelry. Her hobby is one that can only be pursued by people of comfortable means. Her husband inherited great wealth and she sells real estate. By any common standard the couple … Continue reading

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Focus On Human Rights

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights is 69 years old as of this month. It seems like it’s time to resurrect the spirit and driving energy of that ground-breaking document. In the summer of 1946 the UN’s new commission laid … Continue reading

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Knaves

It’s a shame to limit our vocabulary as much as we have in contemporary society. In doing so, we have discarded the rich variety of words that enhance our messages to each other. Our statements lose their impact when we … Continue reading

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