Tag Archives: poverty

Anti-Corruption Day

I get very little disagreement when I express my exasperation with the state of political affairs in the United States.  This is true even, in my frustration, when I make the blanket accusation that corruption is at epidemic levels in the USA. … Continue reading

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Reaction To Circumstances

While clearing some storm debris near the riverbank in my backyard last week, I encountered a bull snake.  Instinctively, I froze in place for a few moments.  Then I studied the snake because of its superficial resemblance to a rattlesnake.  … Continue reading

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Young Victims Of Aggression

Our species is widely different from other mammalian creatures in many ways.  One of the most unusual features of us Homo sapiens, is our prolonged period of delayed maturation or prolonged childhood.  Most other placental mammals achieve sexual maturity relatively soon … Continue reading

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Too Much?

I tagged along with Jorge a few months ago as he ran a few errands and paid a couple of social calls on acquaintances.  One of the stops was at a stylish duplex to visit a kind, elderly lady.  Upon … Continue reading

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The War On Poverty?

Thomas Cleary once wrote, “When the rich and well established, who should be generous, are instead spiteful and cruel, they make their behavior wretched and base in spite of their wealth and position.”  I had been reading his translation of … Continue reading

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Unofficial Boxing Day In The U.S.

The holiday called Boxing Day appears on some of our calendars in the United States, but is only officially celebrated in Canada, the UK, and much of the rest of the old British Commonwealth.  I’ve covered Boxing Day in an … Continue reading

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Poverty Is The Worst Form Of Violence

Today, I’m going to reflect upon a subject about which most of us feel extreme discomfort.  It’s a subject that we’d rather put on hold so we can think more upbeat, “positive” thoughts.  It’s a subject that involves many disturbing … Continue reading

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