Category Archives: Controversy

Bold Ponderings

I’m wearing an orange polo shirt. The color is similar to the shade of orange that attracts the attention of police. Orange, specifically burnt orange brings me great joy. I used to own a 1974 Honda Civic painted the shade … Continue reading

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Brotherhood

The first verse of “America The Beautiful” is the one most likely to become an earworm. The lines that are looping in my head this morning are, “And crown thy good with brotherhood / From sea to shining sea!” The … Continue reading

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Observing Conflict

The two grey, stray tabby cats are licking some sort of substance off of the street. Perhaps it is spilled flavored coffee or food that had been dropped by one of my neighbors’ visitors. There is one young couple in … Continue reading

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Contemplating Crime

The atmospheric skip was favorable, so my multi-band ghetto blaster managed to receive a shortwave radio station broadcasting from New Zealand. I listened intently as the signal repeatedly faded out and back in. The “RNZ Pacific” announcer was interviewing a … Continue reading

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Information Overload

Using the Internet to gather some information has been compared to trying to get a drink from a gushing fire-hose. The metaphor came to mind as I ended my at-home spiritual retreat. The backlog of personal business, correspondence, and current … Continue reading

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Spirit Day 2020

Spirit Day is a commemoration originally created to recognize the disproportionate levels of bullying and harassment of  LGBTQ youth. It is a time for people of all gender identities and orientations to unite against bullying. We recognize that regardless of … Continue reading

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Impasse

The radio station news reader presented the usual drizzle of sad, frustrating stories about the current state of the world. Another story about negotiations regarding coronavirus relief legislation on The Hill mentioned yet another politically motivated impasse in the discussions. … Continue reading

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