Category Archives: Politics

Respectable

During this year’s political campaign season, we’re going to be inundated with seemingly endless advertising about this or that politician’s respectability. We will once again be subjected to a peculiar form of narcissistic speech and behavior that has long been … Continue reading

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Justice

“Peace and justice are two sides of the same coin.”–Dwight D. Eisenhower The nation feels terribly out of kilter these days. It appears that much of the fault is due to the promotion of injustice. I’m not alone in this … Continue reading

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Clarity

There are those who say one cannot achieve complete objectivity when observing and describing events. This argument is usually used as a reason to excuse slanted and biased news coverage. There is a basic nugget of truth to the objectivity … Continue reading

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Authority

There is a boundary line between exercising authority and being authoritarian. People who find themselves in positions of power must be keenly aware of the differences if they will be effective leaders or tyrants. Once someone becomes drunk on power … Continue reading

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On Mothers Day

“I’ll be a wife and mother first, then First Lady.”–Jacqueline Kennedy She was dressed up to go out on the town with dad on her birthday. While the family waited for the arrival of the baby sitter, I stood in the … Continue reading

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Censorious

The topic of censoriousness is one of those subjects wherein a person can easily become hypercritical. When does pointing out character flaws cross the line from being critical to being censorious? This is a topic that requires plenty of “walking … Continue reading

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Taking A Detour

Everyone who drives a motor vehicle knows the beautiful feeling of inertia when cruising a smooth, well-designed highway. The conditions seem perfect–light traffic, lovely weather conditions, the engine purring as it powers the vehicle across the tarmac. Then a glitch … Continue reading

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