Tag Archives: values

How Beautiful?

Thought for the Week It was my first trip to Winnipeg, deep in the heart of the Canadian prairie. Not everyone in Manitoba lives in Winnipeg, of course—several dozen live in other towns (in Manitoba any building with more than … Continue reading

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Sinking Sand

Photo by Dan Grinwis Thought for the Week I was an atheist, and insufferably superior about it. I considered myself more rational, more progressive than my naïve religious friends. But there was one thing I couldn’t explain: The Wallaces. They … Continue reading

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Going Beyond Our Cubicles

Image source: betanews.com Our contempory culture is in the midst of a growing sociological divide. New walls go up every day, it seems, not so much between classes, as between values and belief systems. The best way to tear down … Continue reading

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Gun Control vs. Self-Control

Two days ago, an 18-year-old murdered nineteen children and three adults in Texas – just ten days after another 18-year-old shot thirteen people, ten fatally, in Buffalo, NY. The New York shooter was a known racist, while the Texas shooter … Continue reading

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Who Will You Be in 2021?

‘Future’ by Ahmed Carter (unsplash.com) Thought for the Week You who are on the road Must have a code that you can live by And so become yourself Because the past is just a goodbye ~“Teach Your Children” (Graham Nash) … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!

It’s Dr. Seuss’s birth-ish date, so let us stop and celebrate a man who made us all feel better than a Sneetch’s favorite yakhair sweater. You taught us not to think so small, sir, and made our hearts two sizes … Continue reading

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