Category Archives: Politics

Banned

“An attack upon our ability to tell stories is not just censorship – it is a crime against our nature as human beings.”–Salman Rushdie Whenever someone issues an edict or warning with the aim of preventing me from reading something, … Continue reading

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Reflections On Citizenship Day

More than 20 years ago, my late step-mom, Tippy raised her hand and took the solemn oath of United States citizenship. All of us were very proud of her on that day in Omaha. She later had her citizenship certificate … Continue reading

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Pondering Democracy

We learn in school that pure democracy is founded in the theory of the basic human right to be heard. Democracies are based upon the concept of human equality. It is the cornerstone of the governance of such nations as … Continue reading

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Subliminal Communication

While rummaging through a cache of old audio cassette tapes, I came across several subliminal self-hypnosis tapes I have not listened to for several years. Although I’m now skeptical of their efficacy, back in the 1980s, I believed they could … Continue reading

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About Slogans

While going through an old cigar box full of keys, keychains, wooden nickles, and tiny whatnots, I came across some vintage presidential campaign buttons from both political parties my father had collected through the years. There were three “I Like … Continue reading

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A Civil Society

The across the street neighbor and I were discussing current events and what we would do if we were in charge of things. Chuck quipped, “If everyone practiced civility, there wouldn’t be much wrong with the world.” I agreed that … Continue reading

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Thuggery

If you follow current events, it’s hard to avoid frequently seeing video clips of the domestic terrorist assault on the U.S. Capitol Building. It’s apparent that radical political and religious movements attract firebrands and thugs who enjoy mayhem. Their tactics … Continue reading

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