Category Archives: Politics

High Vision

Several years ago my vision clinic recommended a test for low vision. I went ahead and was checked. Thankfully, I had no significant symptoms of that severe visual impairment. (The term “low vision” seems like an odd misnomer, and I … Continue reading

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Renaissance Of The Heart

My new day planner/diary says that among many commemorations, February is “Renaissance of the Heart Month”. This is a very appealing celebration. It’s also very much needed in today’s national conversation. If we pay attention to current events these days, … Continue reading

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Buttons Have Been Pushed

Savoir-faire has gone out of fashion lately. I think savoir-faire is an elegantly beautiful skill that belongs in everyone’s social toolkit. Savoir-faire is knowing what to do and what to say in any situation. A synonym for savoir-faire is “tact”. … Continue reading

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It’s Tempting To Be A Curmudgeon

A lot of us like to let off steam by griping and otherwise talking like a curmudgeon. At our strongest moments, we resist that urge. During our most frustrating moments, we may give in. Since today is National Curmudgeon Day, … Continue reading

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A Few Reflections About The Holocaust

That there are still Nazis, Klan followers, and vast numbers of people who deeply hate humans of various categories is almost as disturbing as the Holocaust. This indicates that humanity as a whole does not or refuses to learn the … Continue reading

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The Blame Game

There is a raft of pop psychology on the Internet that seems to encourage us to blame our dysfunctional lives on our upbringing. Evidently, fathers, mothers, and siblings are the reasons we’re screwed up. The most popular type of villain … Continue reading

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Pondering Moderation

Society seems to have lost its way and has allowed excess and extremism to manifest across our culture. Seemingly, we have become dismissive of moderation in nearly every way. This observation is not some sort of recent epiphany. This apparent … Continue reading

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