Tag Archives: xenophobia

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

Rate this:

Posted in Contemplation, philosophy, Politics, religion | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Social Diversity Is The Spice Of Life

One of my all-time favorite sayings is, “Variety is the spice of life.” I try to keep it in mind as each day unfolds. Doing and experiencing various activities are much of what creates an interesting, fulfilling life. Meeting and … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Controversy, cultural highlights, Friendship, Hometown, philosophy, Politics, religion, Youth | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Something About Jane Addams

One of the best things about combing through and culling your own archives is stumbling across books that inspired some aspect of your life. One book that was buried in my brass trunk was Jane Addams and Social Reform: A … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Books, cultural highlights, History, Politics, Youth | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Know-Nothings

Even though my pal Jorge is a US citizen, he’s still the target of “nativist” bigotry and jingoism.  It breaks my heart that our country is in the midst of another ugly wave of extremism that includes many types of … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Controversy, History, Politics, religion | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Rate this:

Posted in Contemplation, Controversy, Friendship, Health, Politics, religion, Youth | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

Nonacceptance

Yesterday, I was thumbing through an old psychology textbook from my college days.  I happened to stop on a chapter about resistance.  I couldn’t help but read most of what was written about resistance.  I’d heard many of the conclusions … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Contemplation, Controversy, Friendship, Health, Politics, religion | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Thoughts On Fear

The weather forecasters predicted a weekend of weather events.  The prognostication included damaging winds, tornadoes, and hail. That prediction festered in many people’s minds, including mine. I wondered if we don’t overdo warnings of potential danger.  I tried to pinpoint … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Contemplation, Controversy, Friendship, Health, Meanderings, Politics | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment