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Fierce Love

Thought for the Week I’m not a violent person. In fact, when I was studying method acting in college—the tap-into-your-feelings approach made famous by Marlon Brando and Robert De Niro—I had difficulty inhabiting a particularly violent role because I’d never … Continue reading

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Are Computers Dehumanizing Us?

Thought for the Week Last week, my wife and I flew to the west coast. In recent years, flying has been transformed from a pleasure into an ordeal, with passengers packed into increasingly rigid, anorexically thin seats. So, yes, we … Continue reading

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Thoughts for Living

I’m up to my proverbial eyeballs in projects once again – the chiefest of which is my daughter’s wedding (which I’m officiating, btw)! Hence, I’ll be on hiatus for a week or so. Therefore, this is the perfect time for you … Continue reading

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Sacrifice

Photo by Laurentiu Lordache Thought for the Week Today is Memorial Day in my country. As with Remembrance Day and related days in other countries, it’s set aside to honor those who’ve sacrificed their lives in service to others. But … Continue reading

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Things Change

Thought for the Week Boomers (bought stamps for 5¢) “Well, my baby, she wrote me a letter.” Gen-X (bought stamps for 18¢) “You must lick ’em, lick ’em good!” Millennials (bought stamps for 34¢) “You used to lick stamps? Why?” Gen-Z … Continue reading

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Real Diversity

Thought for the Week “Modern writers have suggested,” G.K. Chesterton argues (and it’s hard to believe he wrote this almost 120 years ago), that because of its lack of diversity, “the family is a bad institution.” And yet ironically, he … Continue reading

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When Life Gives You Lemons…

Photo by Aleviva-Medien Thought for the Week Be quick to protest when you see others treated wrongly–and slow to protest on your own behalf. Rather, learn to use what happens to change your circumstances. Here’s a brief account of one … Continue reading

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Strange but True

Thought for the Week In response to the assertion that occurrences in the natural world are random, Albert Einstein replied, “That nonsense is not merely nonsense, it is objectionable nonsense.” Are random events actually the result of some complex intentionality; … Continue reading

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“Never Give Up!” Blogging

Thought for the Week WordPress is a large, genteel society built on the principal of mutual sociability: Create a blog (“New tea shoppe now open for business!”) Write posts with suitable tag words (“Hallo, care for a cuppa me-tea?”) Your … Continue reading

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When Bullies Win, Everyone Loses

Thought for the Week “Though the boys throw stones at the frogs in sport, the frogs do not die in sport, they die in earnest.”  ~Bion of Borysthenes (325 – 250 B.C.) Suicides among children have tripled since the start … Continue reading

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