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Don’t Love Your Family!

Thought for the Week My title is a ruse. But it makes a point: There’s a widespread belief that loving your family and friends is the greatest virtue to which you can aspire. This is either true or false depending … Continue reading

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A Holiday Tradition

Originally posted on 5thGenerationgirl:
I’m not sure why; during my adulthood, I’d jump out of my Halloween costume and begin preparing for Christmas. It wasn’t until one year at ages 10 and 17 my children asked why we never celebrate…

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What Defines Us?

19 years ago, on 9/11/2001, terrorists struck America. And it, or rather how we responded, came to define the first decade of the 21st century. Then, in the 2010s, the world reeled from the Great Recession, and in many ways … Continue reading

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Artsy Liberals?

Yesterday my wife and I attended an art gallery opening, watched an experimental theatre production and marched downtown with Black Lives Matter protesters. “Oh, no!” I snorted. “We’ve turned into artsy, liberal white people!” My wife chuckled. But is it true?  … Continue reading

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