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On Diversity Month 2022

The committee who selected April as Diversity Month apparently made a smart choice–at least by outward appearances. April in the Northern Hemisphere is all about the bursting forth of variety. Plants are budding, birds abound, and people spend more time … Continue reading

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Thinking About Tolerance

Hatred and ill-will are toxic to a nation’s conscience and capacity for wisdom. The normalizing of enmity and domestic hostility are the seeds of brutality, social unrest, and the undoing of social progress. With diminishment of basic levels of humane … Continue reading

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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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