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The Sadness of Labels

I've written on this previously, but the world, by and large, hasn't taken much notice.

Perhaps then, one more try will do the trick?

Online comments tacked on to the end of media reports often depress me. 576 more words

United We Stand, Divided We Fall

It only takes about two minutes of reading on any social site before I run into name calling.  Even my close friends that I consider intelligent resort to name calling at the drop of a hat, as if listening to a point of view different than their own might harm them physically. 419 more words


Fighters to Your Corners

Remember when boxing was big? When I was a teenager, the big fights were big events and on regular TV where everyone could see. Sugar Ray Leonard, Roberto Duran, and Marvelous Marvin Hagler were stars in my eyes. 507 more words


Should We Hate Islam? or Just Fear It?

Last week Tulsa had veterans Day Parade.  The purpose, of course, was to recognize and thank people who had been in the armed services and helped defend the country from possible aggression.   1,294 more words

History's unicorn: The moderate-turned-reformer

Ali A. Rizvi recently posted “An Open Letter to Moderate Muslims” in the Huffington Post in which he urges moderate Muslims to give up the belief that the Quran is the infallible and literal word of God.  730 more words

Weak Links

For you bloggers, you can probably relate, blogging is a place where we are vulnerable.  No matter how you put it, we reveal more about ourselves than we may or may not have intended.   898 more words


"A Great Slogan"

Presidential candidate Donald Trump was in Richmond, VA in October, and in an attempt to gin up local support he said, “Give me liberty or give me death, now that’s a great slogan. 166 more words

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