Category Archives: religion

Accountable

My pal Jorge took a sip from the coffee mug, sighed, then looked into my eyes. “Jay, are you as thirsty for accountability as I am?” I responded that indeed I was very much so. Jorge said that it looks … Continue reading

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Buddha’s Birthday

Unlike Christmas, which is celebrated in January by many Orthodox Christians or in December by most other Christians, The Buddha’s Birthday holiday varies not only by region or country, but also widely by its date. The traditional commemoration of the … Continue reading

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Struggles With Egotism

My friend Jorge’s husband José, likes to include a quotation in the signature portion of his personal emails. His practice is much like the Blue Jay of Happiness quotes that close my daily blog. The pithy quote that ended his … Continue reading

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Etiquette Is So Important

“Etiquette is all human social behavior. If you’re a hermit on a mountain, you don’t have to worry about etiquette; if somebody comes up the mountain, then you’ve got a problem. It matters because we want to live in reasonably … Continue reading

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Becoming An LGBT Elder

Slowly but surely the inevitable fact of aging has become a major part of my life. Social institutions now consider me to be a senior citizen. This is a status that can represent “respect for ones elders” or stigmatize from … Continue reading

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Moderation

One of the most difficult things to watch and hear is a televised panel discussion that runs out of control. A network current affairs program invites spokespersons from two opposing viewpoints and a moderator to presumably direct the conversation. In … Continue reading

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To Be Honest

Because this post reflects upon the concept of honesty, I should probably set the record straight about how I largely came to my views about the importance of this virtue. That is, like most humans, I learned about honesty through … Continue reading

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