Category Archives: Politics

This Is Kindness Week

It’s good to regularly read verses by the poet Khalil Gibran. On Monday of this week, Kindness Week, I looked for something from Gibran that is germane to contemporary society in that regard. This passage spoke to me: “I have … Continue reading

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Changing

In the summer of 2010, my brother went to our old hometown for a couple of weeks because he felt nostalgic. He wanted to immerse himself in the surroundings of his childhood and relive the happiness of youth. During one … Continue reading

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More Antique Maps

There’s something intriguing about old maps that can draw the imagination into them. I enjoy seeing and pondering the images. The maps that most interest me are the political maps. That is maps that delineate boundaries of nations, states, provinces, … Continue reading

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Freedom

We are free to say and do whatever we wish. We are not free to say and do whatever infringes upon the freedoms of our fellow citizens. That is the nature of true freedom. If we simply wish to impose … Continue reading

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Grace

In this age of bluntness, coarseness, and naked rudeness, there is a virtue that I think is sorely missing from our daily lives. That is the public practice of grace. I’m not thinking of the state of blessing that religious … Continue reading

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End Crimes Against Journalists

Last year, UNESCO reported that a mere eight-percent of the ┬álegal cases involving the murders of journalists have been resolved. This statistic does not include the larger number of journalists who suffer from non-fatal injuries each day. Those regimes and … Continue reading

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Stressed Out

Jorge complained that he’s been feeling stressed out more often this year than ever before. Although he’s been practicing stress reduction techniques and meditating more, the anxious feelings continue. Just as he gets his emotions under control, something happens to … Continue reading

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