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Accepting Oneself

I struggled to put on and tie a pair of shoes this morning. The shoes are black, fabric sneakers that have unreinforced tongues without midway anchor points for laces to go through to keep the tongues from dropping into the … Continue reading

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Reflecting Upon Tolerance

Sometimes, Marge expresses some very disagreeable opinions. Some of those opinions are blatantly xenophobic. I wonder if she sometimes voices them to get a rise out of me. I’m baffled by her words because she is married to a moderate … Continue reading

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I Wonder About Hostility

It’s the elephant in the room that is on our minds and not well-hidden these days–hostility. Of course, people have been hostile as long as there have been people. It ebbs and flows throughout civilizations. It causes wars, genocide, and … Continue reading

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International Cyrus The Great Day

On the face of it, many of us might think it’s preposterous that an old Iranian was one of the main proponants of human rights.  After all, the modern day Iranian regime is infamous for enforcing strict religious law.  The … Continue reading

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Affronted Or Fascinated

Two of the reasons Jorge and I are such good pals are our parallel personal histories.  Even though we grew up in different cities and vastly different ethnic backgrounds, our drives to satisfy our curiosity helped to define us. Both … Continue reading

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An Acceptance Experiment

Somewhere, deep inside our minds, we discover there is some amount of dissatisfaction about some aspects of ourselves.  If we allow ourselves to face these aspects fearlessly and honestly, we might be able to discover we have a fair amount of … Continue reading

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International Day For Tolerance

Today’s commemoration is one of those that I wish we didn’t have to establish.  On the other hand, I’m very thankful that UNESCO and human rights activists around the world have seen fit to have a day set aside to … Continue reading

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