Category Archives: Politics

Risky Spirituality

There is an important step in spirituality and religion that has been overlooked or not even considered by people who are looking to follow a particular religion or spiritual leader. If this step was followed, society would certainly improve. In … Continue reading

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Events Don’t Know And Don’t Care

It’s time for another chance to rant. In the wake of major disasters like hurricanes or earthquakes, and so forth,┬ásome guardians of the public’s morality will claim that the cause of the disasters is that the nation “condones” gay people, … Continue reading

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Thoughts About Followers

The rebellious nature of teens is betrayed by their desire to copy their peers’ fashions. My sociology professor said something to that effect one day in class. The thought has remained with me all of my adult life. He did … Continue reading

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An Insidious Insincerity

One of my acquaintances is very deeply closeted about being gay. ┬áNo amount of logic or discussion with him will alter this. Of course, it’s futile to try to change anyone’s mind, especially if the view is so deeply personal. … Continue reading

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Public Service

One of the most humbling and heartwarming aspects of my former work in media was the position of public service director. The job required me to canvass the communities in our station’s primary signal reach area and reach out to … Continue reading

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I Wonder About Hostility

It’s the elephant in the room that is on our minds and not well-hidden these days–hostility. Of course, people have been hostile as long as there have been people. It ebbs and flows throughout civilizations. It causes wars, genocide, and … Continue reading

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Promising More Than You Can Perform

One of the most disappointing of betrayals is the failure of someone to follow through on a promise. All of us have probably been on the receiving end of such letdowns. On the other hand, most of us may have … Continue reading

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