Category Archives: Controversy

Pondering Idealism

I feel quite fortunate that I’ve retained a fair share of the positive idealism of youth. Many of my peers have had their idealism turn into cynicism. A few have supercharged their idealism into destructive forms. At times, I feel … Continue reading

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A Subjective View Of Objectivity

Ever since I’ve been observing and writing about things and events, I’ve encountered the paradox of striving to be objective through the unavoidable fact of subjectivity. That is, the observer’s point of view changes everything. Whatever I observe and experience, … Continue reading

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Great

We live in an ego-centric culture. We’re encouraged to be hyper-ambitious and become uber-successful with fame and popularity major parts in the mix. There is an obsession to reach the pinnacle of greatness as soon as possible so we can … Continue reading

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So Much Dishonesty (OpEd)

When professional wrestler Eddie Guerrero said, “I lie, I cheat, and I steal” he probably was not lying. The tendency to lie is not an exclusively human trait. Primatologist Jane Goodall observed that chimpanzees habitually deceive one another as well … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts About Freedom

“If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.”–George Washington I sometimes ponder the concept of freedom after hearing about or reading about yet another person imprisoned or … Continue reading

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Canary In A Coal Mine (OpEd)

Minority status people are like the canary in a coal mine in free societies. The analogy refers to the old practice of using the small birds as early indicators of toxic gases that might be present in coal mines. If … Continue reading

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In Neutral (Op-Ed)

The outdoors temperature moderated somewhat the other day, so I decided to drive the ol’ Camry to the automated car-wash. I paid the fee then queued behind a few other vehicles. Finally, it was my turn. The instructions on a … Continue reading

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