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Deception

“The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions.”–Leonardo da Vinci It’s common for us humans to deceive ourselves and others. We do so as a misguided trick for self-preservation or as an attempt to elevate ourselves in the … Continue reading

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Honestly

I’ll try my best not to be preachy about a topic that tempts me to stand on a soapbox with megaphone in hand. The lack of ┬áhonesty in┬ásome corners of public life the past few years has gotten me all … Continue reading

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So Much Dishonesty (OpEd)

When professional wrestler Eddie Guerrero said, “I lie, I cheat, and I steal” he probably was not lying. The tendency to lie is not an exclusively human trait. Primatologist Jane Goodall observed that chimpanzees habitually deceive one another as well … Continue reading

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So Much Gossip

It’s safe to say that all of us gossip or have gossiped sometime in the past. This tendency is present across age groups, and social classes. We may have found out some juicy information about someone else and just had … Continue reading

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To Tell The Truth

For the first time in my life, I’m part of a jury pool. I’ll be in that pool through June. The notice arrived in the mail early this month. Shortly afterwards, I was summoned and was required to appear at … 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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Does Truth Matter?

The subject of truth is one littered with booby traps and dead ends. The truth is something we all have an opinion about. This week I overheard a woman sadly ask her companion, “Does the truth even matter anymore?” I … Continue reading

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