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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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Personal Space

A few of my acquaintances have the unnerving habit of sharing much more of their personal life and problems with me than I care to know. They epitomize the phrase “TMI–too much information”. They don’t tell me TMI as a … Continue reading

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Manliness

Guys from my generation grew up with some mighty tough movie star male role models. Think of Lee Marvin who played rough and tumble characters on the screen. In real life, Marvin had been a sniper in the U.S. Marine … Continue reading

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To Forgive

Preachers and philosophers can extol the value of forgiveness until the cows come home, yet too many of us give only passing notice in their advice. The hearts of society and its leaders are deep abysses that we will rarely find … Continue reading

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Another View Of LGBT Pride Month

My old friend Chuck suffers from PTSD as a result of his Army service in the midst of fighting in Vietnam in early 1968. He was wounded during the Tet Offensive and the Battle of Hue. Chuck says his physical injuries … Continue reading

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Renaissance Of The Heart

Doesn’t the state of the nation feel a bit “off” lately? (The nation could be any country, but I’m thinking specifically about the United States of America.) The feeling reminds me of when you feel slightly queasy in the gut … Continue reading

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It’s Movember!

When you see one of your male friends or family members sprouting a moustache this month, give him moral support.  There’s a good possibility he’s letting his upper lip whiskers grow in order to help his fellow man.  Today is … Continue reading

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