Category Archives: Politics

Thoughts About Tact

When we were young children, most of us probably did not understand the basics about tact nor even its meaning. Parents and other adults generally made allowances for this lacking out of understanding and tact. Eventually, most children do learn … Continue reading

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Obfuscation

One can cite favorite references to explain that a certain politician is benevolent and is only interested in the public good, but if someone counters with other references that hint that the politician has the potential to be a narcissistic … Continue reading

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Blah Blah Blah

During a recent cool night, I decided to spend some time with the old JVC ghetto blaster. I first skimmed through the shortwave band, in search of international broadcasts (DXing). The atmosphere was unfriendly that night; nearly every station’s fade … Continue reading

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For The International Day Of Happiness 2022

My friend Jonathan wondered aloud if Vladimir Putin and Kim Jong-un have found happiness. Outwardly, they seem to be pleased with themselves. They are the masters of millions of people because they are the most powerful men in their respective … Continue reading

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Freedom Of Information Day

Today’s commemoration should be thought of in the same light as Independence Day. As a matter of fact, the Freedom of Information Act was signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson on July 4, 1966. So why is March 16th … Continue reading

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Construct The Wide Road

While stuck in rush-hour traffic in Omaha the other day, I remembered some advice taught by one of my old gurus. “Whatever you intend to do, you should pave the road wide enough so that everyone is capable of traveling … Continue reading

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Shibboleths

I wrote a lighthearted post about shibboleths back in 2011 that received little notice, so I feel justified in reusing the title for today’s little article. However, this time I’ll use one of the other meanings of the word: “a … Continue reading

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