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fable of the woman who tried to see as the man saw

“If you ever tried to see the world from my point-of-view, you’d realize I’m right,” the man told her. “I wouldn’t want to pollute my eyes,” the woman replied.  “But okay, okay—here’s what I’ll do: “Just for today, I’ll try … Continue reading

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fable of the two neighbors & the white-haired stranger

What’d begun as a friendly chat across the fence between two neighbors… …suddenly became an argument that summer afternoon. One believed in the Book of Genesis…in the story of Adam and Eve… …whereas the other accepted the theory of evolution. … Continue reading

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the hope of an incompetent human being

In his 1969 bestselling book, The Peter Principle, Dr. Laurence Peter presented this premise: “In a Hierarchy Every Employee Tends to Rise to His Level of Incompetence” At a time when many of our best and brightest seemed to be … Continue reading

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protest plan

A year later and I’m still working on my behavior modification program… …still trying to train myself to respond to our president’s negative words and actions with positive words and actions. Here’s the idea: When he insults a human being, … Continue reading

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purple people

Political analysts talk about blue states, red states, and purple states… But by definition, their purple states aren’t actually purple. Blue must mix with red in order to create purple… And in so-called purple states, blue remains on its side … Continue reading

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the doubting believer

“The world is in chaos.”          — Henry Kissinger* That quote caught my eye because it spoke to a goal of mine.  A deep ambition.  Perhaps an impossible dream… That dream is to someday suddenly see some type of grand design … Continue reading

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confessions of a blind mouse

In the last few years, I’ve often heard this statement: “we need to have a national conversation”… Well, we also need to act…but yes, we should have that conversation.  A national conversation composed of many conversations.  Conversations about our internal … Continue reading

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