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the fable of Fox’s choices

Many or most know about the fox and the sour grapes… We know how the fox leapt and leapt and leapt, but despite his fierce effort, couldn’t reach that luscious bunch of grapes dangling above him. “Those grapes are probably … Continue reading

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we have met the conspirator and he is us

But as I traveled hither through the land, I find the people strangely fantasized, Possessed with rumors, full of idle dreams, Not knowing what they fear, but full of fear.        — Shakespeare, from King John Shakespeare seems to be talking … Continue reading

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basic understanding

This year, I became frustrated with media narratives… …and wondered how I could better understand our news. Don’t get me wrong: I don’t reject media narratives.  I don’t reject those one-line, two-line explanations of complex situations, presented by our major … Continue reading

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When the legend becomes fact…

  “When the legend becomes fact, print the legend.”          — from the movie, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valence *  What a memorable movie line.  It has a certain ring to it, doesn’t it?  No wonder we keep repeating it … Continue reading

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Trying to See the Elephant

It’s a parable often repeated in these complex times… …a lesson that comes to us from the Jaina tradition of India.  The Jains believe that one person can only find a small part of the entire truth.  Our knowledge of reality … Continue reading

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