Category Archives: Controversy

International Day Of Democracy

The democratic process is on many people’s minds these days. In some countries, like the United States, it has been on many of our minds almost constantly since 2016. It seems like democracy, itself, and the institutions that keep watch … Continue reading

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Does Truth Matter?

The subject of truth is one littered with booby traps and dead ends. The truth is something we all have an opinion about. This week I overheard a woman sadly ask her companion, “Does the truth even matter anymore?” I … Continue reading

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A Few Boomer Reflections

If there is one disappointment many of us Americans who were born between 1946 and 1964 had, it is that we did not fulfill our generation’s ideal of human harmony. Artificial division still runs rampant over our society. Or perhaps … Continue reading

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Pretending

The word “pretending” is paradoxical. A person who pretends to be someone else in order to hijack a bank account is fraudulent. A person pretending to be someone else in order to play a role in a movie or play … Continue reading

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Fraudulent

My friend Jorge had a very close call with a fraudster last month. His phone rang during a nap so Jorge’s mental state was groggy and not at its usual savviness . It was one of those robocalls. The pre-recorded … Continue reading

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Pondering Vigilance

In this day and age of selfies, social media, and obsession about celebrity, have we forgotten to be watchful about vanity?┬áThere is a popular species of mindfulness in contemporary culture, but we usually do not pay close attention to every … Continue reading

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Win With Civility Month

There is some controversy about civility in the United States, or more exactly, the decline of civility. It is well-known that civility and civility are social lubricants that enable us to get along and discuss things better. On the other … Continue reading

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