Category Archives: Politics

Feeling Offended

“To feel offended is a choice we make. To be easily offended is the sign of an undeveloped person.” My friend Jorge said this out of the blue earlier this week. We had decided to take a walk on the … Continue reading

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We Are Caged Animals

Whenever groups of kids from the area schools took a field trip to visit our radio station and were in the building while I was on the air, I felt like an animal in a zoo. The station is configured … Continue reading

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Manliness

Guys from my generation grew up with some mighty tough movie star male role models. Think of Lee Marvin who played rough and tumble characters on the screen. In real life, Marvin had been a sniper in the U.S. Marine … Continue reading

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Limitless Thinking

One of the attributes about my millennial friend Jonathan is his open-mindedness. Much of his quality might be due to his age being much closer to the teens than mine is. The nature of teens and some 20-somethings is they … Continue reading

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So Much Fraud

While visiting with my friend Jorge this past weekend, the subject of pyramid schemes came up. Apparently his cousin Rosa got taken in by a confidence scheme. In Rosa’s case, she was not taken in by a confidence-man, she was … Continue reading

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Labelphobia?

My friend Darrin (not his real name) goes to great pains to eliminate labels from his life. ┬áHe will not purchase clothing with a brand name or logo displayed on it. If branding is unavoidable, he removes it. For instance, … Continue reading

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Cogitating

I like the sound and appearance of the word “cogitating”. It has an old-fashioned, down-home vibe. “Cogitating” is used frequently by my elder friend Charlie. Charlie is in his mid-80s but looks like he’s perhaps 60 or so. He’s a … Continue reading

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