Tag Archives: deception

Scratch Below The Surface

One of the best pieces of advice we receive from good teachers and parents is that we should scratch below the surface; you never know what you might find. By looking beyond superficial appearances, we’ve undertaken an investigation and have … Continue reading

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The 17th century writer of maxims, François de La Rochefoucauld wrote, “We are so accustomed to disguise ourselves to others that in the end we become disguised to ourselves.” He was so skilled at expressing human paradoxes that his maxims are … Continue reading

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Perhaps one of the most primal means of personal communication is pain. This thought occurred to me as I shuffled down the sidewalk, slowly stepped off the curb, and tried to look nonchalant as I slowly walked towards the mailbox … Continue reading

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So Much Manipulation

We are awash in a world of data, statistics, and relationships artfully controlled, and altered for insidious reasons by people for those people’s advantage. This is such a common bug in our culture that we rarely pay attention to it … Continue reading

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My friend Jorge had a very close call with a fraudster last month. His phone rang during a nap so Jorge’s mental state was groggy and not at its usual savviness . It was one of those robocalls. The pre-recorded … Continue reading

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One of the old words Andy remembered Friday during our conversation about rarely used words is the term “specious”. The chat about obsolete and seldom words was noteworthy enough to justify yesterday’s bluejayblog post. It is through speciousness that we … Continue reading

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What Is The Truth?

We are now living in a year that will be noteworthy in history.  The swirling of political events and their repercussions are astounding in that we won’t know their full impacts until years from now.  We also don’t know the … Continue reading

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