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confessions of a projectionist

Who among us has not been terrorized? Who among us has not also been a terrorist? I’m talking about minor acts of terror.  Under my definition, even a petty snipe can be a terrorist act.  Even a petty snipe is … Continue reading

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what the wise man told me

When I was an angry young man, an older, wiser man told me: “No one can make you angry…no one can make you feel one emotion or another. “Those are your emotions.  You control them.” His words have served me … 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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Holding Pattern

  How often have I heard these words?: “In those few moments, the world changed.” Yes, 9/11 had a big impact on all our lives… But did the world really change? Throughout the history of world civilization, innocent people have … Continue reading

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The Good Fight

  Like all religions, our new mythology must show us the value of humility, yet also empower us. In the best of times, we need this sense of humility.  In the worst of times, we need this sense of empowerment—or else … Continue reading

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Lao Tzu’s Prescription

  As many now rejoice in the death of an adversary… …I recall these words, these thoughts— …what Lao Tzu tells us about the wise ruler. Advice that is so hard to follow: His enemies are not demons, But human … Continue reading

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Mirror Mirror

I was stunned… …when political satirist Bill Maher, shortly after the 9/11 attacks, asked if the terrorists might be considered heroes. However, trying to keep an open mind, I questioned my resistance to that idea. Could those men possibly fit … Continue reading

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