Category Archives: Controversy

Suffer Fools Gladly

The coffee mug at the thrift store caught my eye because of its short message, “I do not suffer fools gladly”. I did not purchase the mug because of a noticeable chip on the rim at the location my lips … Continue reading

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To Conform

I’m of two minds about conformity. It is a social good to cooperate with certain rules that help us stay alive such as health standards, highway traffic regulations, and laws aimed at curbing violent crime and fraud. However, there are … Continue reading

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Such Folly

“True wisdom is less presuming than folly. The wise man doubteth often, and changeth his mind; the fool is obstinate, and doubteth not; he knoweth all things but his own ignorance.”–the ancient Egyptian pharaoh Akhenaton If we judge the modern world … Continue reading

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Cultivating Taste

My young friend pointed at the thin gold chain that draped around his neck. “Did you notice?” I replied to Jonathan, “Not until now. It looks nice and you wear it well.” He smiled and said that it had just … Continue reading

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So Serious

José finished scrolling through his Facebook newsfeed and wrinkled his nose. “It’s hard for me to go on line these days because everybody there is so serious.” Jorge asked, “Everybody? Every single person?” José replied, “You know what I mean. … Continue reading

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Illusion

A couple of weeks ago a TED Talk came up in my iTunes Player that gave me much pause. Software researcher/developer Doug Roble’s visual lecture, “Digital Humans that Look Just Like Us” presented a revolutionary jump in virtual reality. (Most … Continue reading

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So Much Gossip

It’s safe to say that all of us gossip or have gossiped sometime in the past. This tendency is present across age groups, and social classes. We may have found out some juicy information about someone else and just had … Continue reading

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