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What It Feels Like When Someone Wishes Me ‘Happy Hanukkah’

I grew up in a conservative, Christian state where most people say Merry Christmas. And that’s fine.

I usually say Happy Holidays. I never take offense to a greeting of the season, regardless of how it’s spoken. 339 more words


Ten things I hate about you

I hate the way my voice fills with molasses when you compliment my legs. As if I don’t hear the thunderous applause of my cream colored thighs as I walk into a room. 259 more words


Sexual misconduct and American culture

As a Buddhist, I am in favor of good sexual conduct, which in Buddhism means not harming anyone by your conduct.

As an American, I am frankly… 249 more words

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Harsh Reality..!!

The Bible makes note of several supportive in-law relationships, namely Ruth and Naomi, Peter and his mother-in-law, and Jethro, who guided Moses! But how often we come across such relationships in real life? 384 more words

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Starting the Conversation About Success and Failure

There are only two types of people in the world — those who succeed and those who fail. That is the mindset of many in the Western culture. 1,228 more words

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American semiotic circus

American semiotics are delightfully absurd today from a semiotician’s point of view.

Step back and appreciate the humor of the whole picture: Moralist are trapped in mono-dimensional positions. 298 more words