This is not a political post, but it is about politicization, to elaborate on my post about a liberal credo. I was debating climate change with someone today who, I thought, was not confronting the real questions and stubbornly making this a political debate. 346 more words
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The Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI), a programme established by President Obama to promote mutual understanding and lasting partnerships between emerging leaders from foreign countries and the United States, had its Town Hall meeting at Yangon University in Rangoon, Burma. 358 more words
….we would have saved ourselves a world full of stupid arguments….
Yes, it’s cold right now. And it might have been a mild summer around here. 13 more words
“How many people of this senior living facility would you say are visited less than once a year by a close relative?”
The problem with parables is that crafting one requires a kind of condescension, which, in turn, requires arrogance, i.e., I will deign to be teacher to coevals and equals, nay, even intellectual superiors. 938 more words