Category Archives: Controversy

Respectable

During this year’s political campaign season, we’re going to be inundated with seemingly endless advertising about this or that politician’s respectability. We will once again be subjected to a peculiar form of narcissistic speech and behavior that has long been … Continue reading

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The Truth

“Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing ever happened.”–Winston Churchill If you’ve ever decided to walk the path that leads to non-subjective truths and your relationship to the … Continue reading

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Justice

“Peace and justice are two sides of the same coin.”–Dwight D. Eisenhower The nation feels terribly out of kilter these days. It appears that much of the fault is due to the promotion of injustice. I’m not alone in this … Continue reading

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Fearfulness

A life lived in fearfulness is an unpleasant life. It is unattractive to those around us and ugly to ourselves. There are many categories of fear: fear of heights, fear of enclosed spaces, fear of darkness, fear of crowds, fear … Continue reading

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Unity

Everyone who has been paying even scant attention to current events is witness to discord, and strife seemingly all around us. This disharmony is nothing new, but has been ramped up during the multiplicity of crises currently facing humanity. As … Continue reading

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Censorious

The topic of censoriousness is one of those subjects wherein a person can easily become hypercritical. When does pointing out character flaws cross the line from being critical to being censorious? This is a topic that requires plenty of “walking … Continue reading

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Pondering Vice

I stumbled across my old, favorite ashtray this week. It was originally part of a set of Fiestaware dishes I bought at a neighbor’s garage sale back in 1979. I wanted the dinner ware because my old, odds and ends … Continue reading

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