Category Archives: Controversy

Manliness

Guys from my generation grew up with some mighty tough movie star male role models. Think of Lee Marvin who played rough and tumble characters on the screen. In real life, Marvin had been a sniper in the U.S. Marine … Continue reading

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Labelphobia?

My friend Darrin (not his real name) goes to great pains to eliminate labels from his life. ┬áHe will not purchase clothing with a brand name or logo displayed on it. If branding is unavoidable, he removes it. For instance, … Continue reading

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Encountering Stress

The late, great comedic actor George Burns said, “If you ask what is the single most important key to longevity, I would have to say it is avoiding worry, stress, and tension. And if you didn’t ask me, I’d still … Continue reading

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Going The Extra Mile

Positive events rarely have sequels, so we have to see beyond and use vision to not repeat the tried and true. It takes some gumption to stretch a little more. Yes, you can quote me on that. Sometimes we bloggers … Continue reading

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Kind Of

“I kind of think we should consider going to the Moon.” Can you imagine President John F. Kennedy using this sentence in an address to the nation? This is an absurd question, but one worth asking. History remembers Mr. Kennedy’s … Continue reading

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Public Servants

My friend Jorge brought up an idea that astonished me yet makes perfect sense. He thinks that civil servants who go beyond the call of duty should receive special honor and be rewarded in a manner similar to that accorded … Continue reading

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With Liberty And Justice For All

Near the end of one of my trips back to San Francisco, I purchased a small campaign-style pin at a book store on Castro Street. The simple, inexpensive souvenir became a precious, almost holy artifact from the time I bought … Continue reading

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