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our man, our mirror

As I see it, we’ve chosen a mirror… …a big-mouthed mirror… …to be our next president. According to my theory… …we elected this mirror because we’re trying to wake ourselves up.  Shock ourselves awake. We’re saying to ourselves: consider that … Continue reading

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positive protest

I have a plan…a protest plan… …a way to combat the negative actions of our president-elect: When he does something to abuse the planet, I will do something to heal the planet. When he insults another, I will praise another. … Continue reading

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two types of hero

A presidential candidate has me pondering this question… What is a hero? If you’ve endured a prisoner-of-war camp, do you automatically qualify as “hero”? I once knew a man—a pilot—who’d spent years in a POW camp.  During that ordeal, I … Continue reading

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deal with it

People have often killed in the name of religion… But religion is not the cause of the killing.  Fear is the cause. As I see it, terrorists who kill in the name of religion are driven not by religious certainty, … Continue reading

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the one and the ones

  All public figures to some degree are transformed into symbols… …but only a few, such as Nelson Mandela, become lasting symbols. For future generations, he will symbolize strength—the strength of patient endurance, the strength of conviction. However… …while recognizing … Continue reading

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rockin’

  “It kind of goes back to what my dad tells me:  ‘Don’t get too excited about the good stuff and don’t get too down about the bad stuff’…”             — Tim Lincecum, pitcher, San Francisco Giants *  I was thinking … Continue reading

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Private Dream, Public Myth

  Joseph Campbell said that myth is the public dream, while dreams are our private myths… But I believe our dreams can occasionally serve as public myths. Consider this incredible dream scenario, told by a dying mother to her adult … Continue reading

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