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Opinion Revision

“No well-informed person has declared a change of opinion to be inconstancy.”–Marcus Tullius Cicero One of my history teachers said something to the effect that people who choose not to evaluate their opinions may simply be pigheaded. He also admitted … Continue reading

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Different Perspectives

I went part of the way down the rabbit hole of the American Civil War by chance on YouTube. Author and historian Susan Provost Beller gave an almost one-hour lecture about soldiering during that war. The 2002 talk was to … Continue reading

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P.O.V.

“In fact men will fight for a superstition quite as quickly as for a living truth – often more so, since a superstition is so intangible you cannot get at it to refute it, but truth is a point of … Continue reading

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A Subjective View Of Objectivity

Ever since I’ve been observing and writing about things and events, I’ve encountered the paradox of striving to be objective through the unavoidable fact of subjectivity. That is, the observer’s point of view changes everything. Whatever I observe and experience, … Continue reading

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20/20

As I glance at the number 2020 on the brand new calendar, the vision-related term for normal visual acuity 20/20 comes to mind. 20/20 vision is not perfect eyesight, it is a level of how well a person can identify … Continue reading

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Put It Into Perspective

Jonathan asked about the qualities I admire in people. Did my early role models live up to them? Looking my friend in the eyes, I answered that it was a complicated question and to give me a few moments to … Continue reading

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Face Fear

My great-uncle Ivan sometimes reminded me that as we age, we can become set in our ways and more fearful of life.  This is a problem the wise person monitors and gently works to avoid at all costs.  For a … Continue reading

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