Category Archives: Politics

Pretending

The word “pretending” is paradoxical. A person who pretends to be someone else in order to hijack a bank account is fraudulent. A person pretending to be someone else in order to play a role in a movie or play … Continue reading

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Fraudulent

My friend Jorge had a very close call with a fraudster last month. His phone rang during a nap so Jorge’s mental state was groggy and not at its usual savviness . It was one of those robocalls. The pre-recorded … Continue reading

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Pondering Vigilance

In this day and age of selfies, social media, and obsession about celebrity, have we forgotten to be watchful about vanity?┬áThere is a popular species of mindfulness in contemporary culture, but we usually do not pay close attention to every … Continue reading

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Verbal Neglect

When a word is overused it loses its power. Unfortunately one of the most overused words today is “abuse”. This is not to say that abuse is not a problem. Acts of abuse are far too common in our world. … Continue reading

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Win With Civility Month

There is some controversy about civility in the United States, or more exactly, the decline of civility. It is well-known that civility and civility are social lubricants that enable us to get along and discuss things better. On the other … Continue reading

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Bossiness

There is a fine line that separates assertiveness from bossiness. We think of assertiveness as a positive, helpful type of behavior that exudes a person’s confidence. Bossiness is an abrasive mode of behavior that is characterized by domination and ordering … Continue reading

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Bowdlerized (Op-Ed)

As a writer and someone who used to be employed as a media worker, all the recent hoopla about fake news feels terribly wrong. To point fingers and accuse entire news gathering organizations of being fake news is a bald … Continue reading

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