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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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To Scapegoat

If we observe social structures, it seems that most of them have sacrificial characters. In the modern era, the scapegoat is the person or subculture that is conjured up to bear the blame for the shortcomings of everyone else. In … Continue reading

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No More Bullying

It seems like we see and hear news stories about bullying nearly every day.  We’re told that some eight-percent of the nation’s kids skip a day of school each month out of fear of bullies. Every seven minutes a child … Continue reading

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Thinking About Pride Month

Use of the word “pride” in social contexts can be confounding. If it is defined in strictly religious terms, pride is a problem or “sin” akin to hubris, conceit, vanity, or egotism. The positive use of pride is a bit … Continue reading

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Happy Lefthanders Day

My friend Jorge asked me to bring out his special mug and eating utensils because he planned to visit me.  Jorge is a southpaw and just happens to be passing through Norfolk on International Lefthanders Day.  We’re making a big deal … Continue reading

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Human Rights Day

It is an often proven fact that whenever a group of people wish to attain equal status and liberty that the majority enjoys, they encounter staunch opposition.  The minority in question cannot simply wait for the majority to grant them … Continue reading

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