Category Archives: Controversy

Be Who You Are

Harvey Milk was the first openly gay man to be elected to public office in the State of California. If Milk had not been assassinated, he might have turned 92 today. He was a gay-rights and human-rights activist most of … Continue reading

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Thoughts About Tact

When we were young children, most of us probably did not understand the basics about tact nor even its meaning. Parents and other adults generally made allowances for this lacking out of understanding and tact. Eventually, most children do learn … Continue reading

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Civil Mindset

The polarization of the U.S. citizenry and of Congress along with the increase in slander and libel by popular commentators and political leaders are stains on the fabric of our political system and a violation of the basic principles of … Continue reading

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Obfuscation

One can cite favorite references to explain that a certain politician is benevolent and is only interested in the public good, but if someone counters with other references that hint that the politician has the potential to be a narcissistic … Continue reading

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On Civil Democracy

My friend Jonathan complained that one of his coworkers accused him of being a social justice warrior. Jonathan reflexively snapped back with, “As if that’s a bad thing”. My friend said that he is worried about attempts to roll back … Continue reading

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Blah Blah Blah

During a recent cool night, I decided to spend some time with the old JVC ghetto blaster. I first skimmed through the shortwave band, in search of international broadcasts (DXing). The atmosphere was unfriendly that night; nearly every station’s fade … Continue reading

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On Diversity Month 2022

The committee who selected April as Diversity Month apparently made a smart choice–at least by outward appearances. April in the Northern Hemisphere is all about the bursting forth of variety. Plants are budding, birds abound, and people spend more time … Continue reading

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