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4th Of July 2022

“True patriotism springs from a belief in the dignity of the individual, freedom and equality not only for Americans but for all people on Earth.”–Eleanor Roosevelt This 4th of July comes at a time when our nation’s founding values and … Continue reading

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Trabants

While scrolling on the Web through photos of ridiculed cars this week, I came across a picture of the maligned Trabant. The decrepit cars were manufactured in East Germany as the only automotive option for citizens of the German Democratic … Continue reading

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Breaking Free

Streetlight slipped past the slats of the Venetian blinds. My mind was uncharacteristically silent while observing the phenomenon–until I noticed the silence. The fascination about Venetian blinds began when I was still a toddler. A set of the blinds covered … Continue reading

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Serious Reflections On Leisure

A relatively mild November weekend has been conducive to pondering the concept of leisure. It is a concept I’ve felt increasingly protective of ever since I was automated and downsized out of a job a dozen years ago. It was … Continue reading

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To Be Free

It’s possible and probable that one can live in a free country and not be free. We might interpret that statement in different ways. Conventionally, one could be an inmate in a jail, penitentiary, or sanitarium. One could find oneself … Continue reading

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Diligent Yet Free

“I have tasted freedom. I will not give up that which I have tasted.”–LGBT activist, Harvey Milk Have you noticed certain people love their freedom so much that they actively try to suppress the liberty of others? On the other … Continue reading

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On Independence

Today is Canada Day and Sunday is U.S. Independence Day. We generally consider both holidays as the birthdays of the two nations. However, I’ve long thought of the two as conception days instead of birthdays. Because independence was not achieved … Continue reading

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