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Murderer!

I can’t think of a culture, at least a twenty-first century culture, where child molestation, sexual deviance and, most certainly, murder are deemed acceptable and, consequently, are harshly punished.  So, when the leader of the “free” world has publicly bragged about his dalliances with teenage beauty pageant contestants, been accused…

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Me

My posts are rarely about me, (unless my point-of-view is somehow misconstrued as being ‘me’), but this week, my life, the very me-ness of the universe that begins in some obscure synaptic wrinkle of my brain, began a happy dance that, for the first time in more than four years,…

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Dear Trump Voters

Our views on the subject of Donald Trump are so diametrically opposed that I have no illusion that anything that I write here can sway your steadfast loyalty to him.  Yet, this moment in time is so much more than a popularity contest pitting one imperfect human against another.  We…

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Yin/Yang

We are faced with choices, lots and lots of choices, every day.  Most are so seemingly inconsequential that they are made without conscious deliberation.  Others are more dire and can seriously impact our health and welfare and safety.  Often, time is a factor, requiring a quicker focus for background and…

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FIRE!

I’m sorry…although many things may be literally aflame, I confess to the illegal and profoundly antisocial use of such an extreme alert.  A hook-and-ladder squad may not be specifically required, but the impending danger is no less dire.  So, yes, this is an all-hands alarm call for a nation-wide bucket…

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LOVE

Talk about a word that just rolls off your tongue… It’s not folly or happenstance that the antonym and antithesis to my last post possesses such muscular potential.  I’d venture to opine that, when focused rather than randomly scattered, its power far exceeds its counterpart.  It pops up in heartwarming…

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HATE!

It’s a powerful word.  It takes a lot of breath to make its sound.  Responsible parents and well-prepared preschool teachers, Mr. Rogers and the benevolent, life-lesson-sharing denizens of Sesame Street have cautioned against the intractable nature of its use.  It’s wrong…right?  And yet, HATE, which seems to have purchase in…

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Tyrants

The most profound irony of human existence is that our basic nature, our evolutionary mandate to follow the course of our life-path in some unique, individualistic journey, alternatively manifests, for most of us, in melting into the anonymity of a tribe or gang or cult or religion.  The few who…

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Complicity

Although it’s a rather gentle-sounding word, by definition: com·plic·i·ty /kəmˈplisədē/ noun the state of being involved with others in an illegal activity or wrongdoing. “they were accused of complicity in the attempt to overthrow the government” is anything but. As I find myself, more and more, having to stay close to a…

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…Or Give Me Death!

It seems like this wouldn’t need explaining, but the proliferation of tainted Kool-Aid© stands and the rantings of Tucker Carlson, Rush Limbaugh, Betsy DeVos, Trump and Spence have given me pause.  So, if you or anyone you know, or anyone you may encounter has misinterpreted the impassioned oratory of Patrick…

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