Category Archives: Politics

Narcissist Or Egotist?

There is a virtual flood of articles and videos about narcissists on the Web these days. We might even say that victims of narcissists could be a major subculture in the world. Personal observation is my basis for this opinion. … Continue reading

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Thinking About Altruism

The old guru stressed one pithy statement nearly every time he ended Dharma talks to our small group of practitioners because he taught it as a core principle of life. “Buddhas and bodhisattvas {those who aspire towards Buddhahood} are very … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts About Marriage Equality

We are approaching the third anniversary of the Obergefell v. Hodges Supreme Court Ruling in favor of marriage equality. The court held that the 14th Amendment to the Constitution requires a State to license a marriage between two people of … Continue reading

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Another View Of the Fifties And Sixties

“There is too much misguided nostalgia in America these days!” My friend Gene blurted this out while we watched a commercial for a local eatery. The visuals included scenes of 1950s teens dancing “The Twist” There were Hula Hoops and … Continue reading

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Another View Of LGBT Pride Month

My old friend Chuck suffers from PTSD as a result of his Army service in┬áthe midst of fighting in Vietnam in early 1968. He was wounded during the Tet Offensive and the Battle of Hue. Chuck says his physical injuries … Continue reading

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Misunderstanding

In the large shopping mall, the little boy kept tugging at my sleeve insisting that I buy a beer. “It’s only 50-cents. Please,I want beer.” I repeatedly told him, “No, I cannot buy you a beer.” The boy said, “One … Continue reading

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Specious

One of the old words Andy remembered Friday during our conversation about rarely used words is the term “specious”. The chat about obsolete and seldom words was noteworthy enough to justify yesterday’s bluejayblog post. It is through speciousness that we … Continue reading

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