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Culture’s Absurdity

To no one’s surprise, the police to whom two complaints were made, one by a woman needing medical attention, that she was assaulted by a lawmaker, and by the lawmaker alleging an unprovoked attack by a woman, the case has been closed for lack of corroborating witnesses and the uncooperative combatants who cannot be compelled to aid the police investigation […]

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What’s Up With That?

The driver waived the “Pay as you enter” protocol for the passengers, opting instead to seat everyone quickly and send around the fare plate. This is a common courtesy and occurrence in many places though it may have been discontinued in our neck of the woods.  “Why?” The fare plate and the implied honor system on which it is premised, […]

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Jack And Jill

The predictable tragedy of Jack and Jill could have been avoided, we think. A narrow path it has always been, but slippery not so much. Indeed, before they fell, everything was going swell. Is it unreasonable to ponder if the drought has made us anxious or more secure in our one-of-a-kind hilltop water supply? Should we attend to the path […]

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A Chicken Back Or Breast Pursuit?

Instead, as the principal in a venture to operate a shop or service to financially challenged customers, would you advocate for selling chicken back or chicken breast? In my role as the junior partner, I’d be enthusiastic to recommend chicken back on one celebratory day of the year instead of a total ban, and if that presents a dilemma which […]

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The “I Am Fallen And Can’t Get Up” Mindset

“The poor cannot take care of the poor” is a startling contention. Leave the truth of it- if that it is- aside. On second thoughts, let’s assume its truth in an environment where we are all poor. Who is going to be the victim to say, “I am fallen, and I can’t get up?” Is “I am more so in […]

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Celebrating Chicken Back Day, Where Is The Steak?

Ever so routinely often, the guardrails of Security Guards, militarized police, and soldiers become defenders of our liberty, such that their presence, rather than be repugnant to us, are instead viewed and reflected as manna from heaven and guarantors of our unsecured lives. Our gratitude for this liberation, less we be reluctant or hesitant to recognize our salvation, can always […]

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The Architects Of Our Failures?

Colonization in reverse, long visa lines or quiet unheralded emigration, the journey to foreign shores continues with increased pace but not undue haste. Why? We point to our leaders, fevered Pied Pipers playing fervent discordant notes, and dancing, prancing towards an abyss. It’s quite true, something is amiss. There are scraps of truths, mostly lies, of our mighty warriors’ feuds, […]

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A Wonderful And Marvelous New Year

Everyone wants a Better New Year! Fair enough. And of course, if we are better (than we were), then the year will also be better. How so? We think we are the ones reacting to a strange year. I think it’s mostly the year reacting and responding to the things we do. However, it may be of no big deal […]

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Why The Tortoise Will Always Win The Race

“We make progress by overcoming ourselves. We do not make progress by overcoming others”. This is a strange idea, not because it is new, but because it is unfamiliar to our usual ways of thinking. This naturally leads to, “What does it mean to overcome one’s self?” I’ll explain it this way, “The tortoise won his race against the hare […]

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Escaping Bad Outcomes

Start the conversation this way: Life is participatory. It is a general principle that allows your views in a contested encounter to be influenced beyond the tug and pull of your swirling chaotic emotions. A few other well-known ideas that fall under this principle are, “By the sweat of your brow ….,” and “As a man sows so shall he […]