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Spirit Day

I still experience dreams in which I encounter one of my fiercest adversaries from grade school years. I’ve read and researched psychological texts that describe and explain bullying and its causes. I’ve long since forgiven Ronald for his destructive acts … Continue reading

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Thuggery

If you follow current events, it’s hard to avoid frequently seeing video clips of the domestic terrorist assault on the U.S. Capitol Building. It’s apparent that radical political and religious movements attract firebrands and thugs who enjoy mayhem. Their tactics … Continue reading

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Harsh And Inflexible

They are like the fragments of eggshell overlooked when preparing an omelet. They interrupt the pleasure of living. We’ve all met and known at least one person who is rude to others and nearly impossible to impress. On a good … Continue reading

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Spirit Day 2020

Spirit Day is a commemoration originally created to recognize the disproportionate levels of bullying and harassment of  LGBTQ youth. It is a time for people of all gender identities and orientations to unite against bullying. We recognize that regardless of … Continue reading

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Pink Shirt Day

“I found one day in school a boy of medium size ill-treating a smaller boy. I expostulated, but he replied: ‘The bigs hit me, so I hit the babies; that’s fair.’ In these words he epitomized the history of the … Continue reading

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Kiss A Ginger Day

I stepped outside at about a quarter-til-four this early morning to see if Orange the cat would show up as he usually does. I didn’t have to wait because he was already perched on my doorstep. I sat on the … Continue reading

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No Bullying

The ages-old problem of bullying has been getting a lot of necessary press coverage in recent years. Authorities are finally admitting that the bullies and the bullied suffer severe psychological distress for various reasons surrounding this social ill. Today is … Continue reading

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