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Sincerity

The woman spoke forcefully of honor, virtue, and faith. She pointed to her vows and conflicts with primal desires. She expressed herself with practiced eloquence very convincingly. The speaker had a charismatic, personal presence that appealed to a certain form … Continue reading

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Inclusion

“We have an admirable commitment to diversity and inclusion.” The quote is boilerplate and has a feel good quality about it. The quote is passive and largely meaningless.¬†It papers over possible flaws in actual inclusion. Variations of the quote have … Continue reading

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Authority

The robed, wigged magistrate looked down from his lofty bench above the gathered crowd. He pointed to me and accused me of treason. The judge stated that he knew I was an American and had betrayed sacred¬†loyalty to the Crown. … Continue reading

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Creatively Maladjusted

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. did not like the notion of passively accepting hurtful, harmful social norms. He stated that those who accept hate and injustice as just the way of the world, suffer a pathology. “There are some things … Continue reading

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In Meditation

The thin haze slightly obscures the gleaming street lights along the avenue. The stale odor of a garbage bin briefly accents the early morning mist that otherwise smells like a damp, musty basement. My running shoes have trapped a few … 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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