Category Archives: Politics

With Passion

“Men are rather reasoning than reasonable animals, for the most part governed by the impulse of passion.”–Alexander Hamilton I happened upon the above quote while scrolling through my Facebook newsfeed. It was instantly relate-able not only to social media culture, … Continue reading

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In Control

For the most part, fears are paper tigers. For the vast majority of us, it’s deciding to act upon what we imagine. The fact is, we can do almost anything we decide to do. Nike Corporation co-opted the phrase “Just … Continue reading

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Freedom Of Information

Consolidation of power and access to information has been taking place in countries around the globe, including the United States during the past few years. In some cases, the data that is provided by some officials is incomplete and inaccurate. … Continue reading

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Pondering Idealism

I feel quite fortunate that I’ve retained a fair share of the positive idealism of youth. Many of my peers have had their idealism turn into cynicism. A few have supercharged their idealism into destructive forms. At times, I feel … Continue reading

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Diplomatic

During our stroll through the neighborhood Sunday afternoon, Jorge pointed out an old Dodge Diplomat at the edge of a concrete parking lot. We both commented that those cars used to be as common as dirt. Jorge added that one … Continue reading

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Great

We live in an ego-centric culture. We’re encouraged to be hyper-ambitious and become uber-successful with fame and popularity major parts in the mix. There is an obsession to reach the pinnacle of greatness as soon as possible so we can … Continue reading

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So Much Dishonesty (OpEd)

When professional wrestler Eddie Guerrero said, “I lie, I cheat, and I steal” he probably was not lying. The tendency to lie is not an exclusively human trait. Primatologist Jane Goodall observed that chimpanzees habitually deceive one another as well … Continue reading

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