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First Jail Experience

“Do you know anyone in jail?” the officer asked. 

“Um…” I thought through everyone I went to public school with. One them had spent some time in jail, but I was pretty sure he’d been released. 840 more words


Something About the Age

The modern world is not a nice place to get old in. At least not in the U.S. Rather than being venerated for our wisdom, we geezers seem to be on our way to the trash heap. 353 more words

Society & Culture

My Tribute to Spock

The news of the death of actor Leonard Nimoy has made me sad. Here is a blog I posted at the time of the latest… 468 more words

A Tribe with One Member

“He got all the way down to a tribe with just one member — himself.” — Lee Child

When I was a kid, my parents voted for Nixon, so I was thoroughly for Nixon and heartily against Kennedy. 1,107 more words


Temple Prep for Daughters: Brace Yourself

This post is an honest and personal admission of my raw feelings about attending the temple as a woman and my budding concerns as the mother of a daughter. 1,403 more words


Beyond The Outer Limits of Tolerance

During the 3-day “White House summit on countering terrorism,” President Obama stated that he wants America to “remain true to our values as a diverse and tolerant society even when we’re threatened, especially when we’re threatened.” He actually said these words! 515 more words

Society & Culture

Ash Wednesday: Let the campaign begin!

A blessed Ash Wednesday to everybody!  I find the prayer for today to be a really stirring send-off into the great season of Lent:

Grant, O Lord, that we may begin with holy fasting…

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Religion & Spirituality