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Reflecting Upon Tolerance

Sometimes, Marge expresses some very disagreeable opinions. Some of those opinions are blatantly xenophobic. I wonder if she sometimes voices them to get a rise out of me. I’m baffled by her words because she is married to a moderate … Continue reading

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Kristallnacht

“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it”–George Santayana. The philosopher could well have added that there are those who use history as their play-book. Through officialdom’s winks and nods, the extreme acts of vandalism and arson … 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? There 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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Executive Order 8802

For people and groups who feel an aching need for basic civil rights protections, legal action on these matters takes an excruciating, frustrating long time. Civil rights, specifically fair employment practices, are still wedge issues in today’s political debate. From … Continue reading

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Bias Motivated Crime

While enjoying a vanilla malt at the local Dairy Queen yesterday, I couldn’t help but overhear a heated quarrel between two college age young women about hate crime laws in America.  The argument made me wonder if anti-bias laws are … Continue reading

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What Is LGBT Pride?

It’s utterly flabbergasting to belong to a social group that is both mightily derided and highly celebrated. On the one hand LGBT people are condemned by several religious and political forces, yet on the other hand, we have earned the … Continue reading

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Celebrate Bisexuality Day

From time to time, some people still ask me what all the letters in the alphabet soup name of the LGBT community stand for.  It’s interesting to watch the expressions on their faces when I rattle off the categories for … Continue reading

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