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Happy Birthday, Sack Draggers

I’m convinced that somewhere along the way, likely in college, most people traded in their brain for a bag of feelings. They all lined up one by one at some very depressing window and systematically relinquished the rights to their mental faculties over to a spiritually starved and shrill intellectual. 902 more words

The Quest For Common Sense (And A Wonderful Resource For Those Who Fail It)

I tell this tale and sing this song;

‘Tis neither short nor over long.

It is the tale of whom I met

When towards the darkness off I set. 387 more words


Personal Responsibility

How we think about personal responsibility seems to be a driving factor in the decisions we make about society. We are a group of individuals working in our own best interest, but with our interests moderated through a social union to ensure that as we pursue our best interest, we do not unreasonably impede others or damage their health, resources, or wellbeing. 441 more words


My Mother's Yankee Daughter

Here is a story that became a legend in our family: We were driving to church. My brother and I were kids. We were talking about the Civil War. 1,389 more words

Personal Responsibility

“Choose not to be harmed and you won’t feel harmed. Don’t feel harmed and you haven’t been.” - Marcus Aurelius

“Choose not to be harmed and you won’t feel harmed. Don’t feel harmed and you haven’t been.” – Marcus Aurelius

I know, I know that’s easier said than done. 301 more words


The effects of fascism: you decide

Yesterday, I was in the middle of posting four tweets about Donald Trump when the news about Barcelona came in.

A U.S. president who had just said that the victims of a similar violent occurrence in the U.S. 865 more words

Global Awareness

How evolved are you?

One of the big challenges faced by our modern society is that our world is evolving much faster than we are. The enormous fossil fuel binge of the past century has changed everything – mostly for the better – but our brains have not managed to keep up. 255 more words

Mental Control