Category Archives: Controversy

Bossiness

There is a fine line that separates assertiveness from bossiness. We think of assertiveness as a positive, helpful type of behavior that exudes a person’s confidence. Bossiness is an abrasive mode of behavior that is characterized by domination and ordering … Continue reading

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Bowdlerized (Op-Ed)

As a writer and someone who used to be employed as a media worker, all the recent hoopla about fake news feels terribly wrong. To point fingers and accuse entire news gathering organizations of being fake news is a bald … Continue reading

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To Protect The Social Contract

Today is arguably the most important Federal Holiday of the United States. The commemoration is usually overshadowed by the celebratory elements like parades, speechifying, and fireworks. In fact, many of us just think of today as the Fourth of July. … Continue reading

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Splurging (OpEd)

A few weeks ago American televangelist Jesse Duplantis claimed that Jesus Christ set up a “gofundme” account in order to buy Duplantis a $54,000,000 private jet airplane. The claim is outrageous enough on its surface, but this would be the … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts About Marriage Equality

We are approaching the third anniversary of the Obergefell v. Hodges Supreme Court Ruling in favor of marriage equality. The court held that the 14th Amendment to the Constitution requires a State to license a marriage between two people of … Continue reading

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Another View Of the Fifties And Sixties

“There is too much misguided nostalgia in America these days!” My friend Gene blurted this out while we watched a commercial for a local eatery. The visuals included scenes of 1950s teens dancing “The Twist” There were Hula Hoops and … Continue reading

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Another View Of LGBT Pride Month

My old friend Chuck suffers from PTSD as a result of his Army service in┬áthe midst of fighting in Vietnam in early 1968. He was wounded during the Tet Offensive and the Battle of Hue. Chuck says his physical injuries … Continue reading

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