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It's Been a While...

… but here’s a blog. Sort of. It’s actually just a ‘focussed freewrite’ from the prompt Phobia I started as an example for my writing group, but it ended up being a bit longer than anticipated. 1,362 more words

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A National Holiday named Christmas

I’d like to take a moment to talk about holidays.  ALL holidays.  There are nine ‘no work,’ paid holidays on the American calendar:  New Year, Martin Luther King Day, President’s Day (formerly Washington’s Birthday), Easter, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.  961 more words

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Make a difference: VOTE

It’s election time again which means that I’m going to urge strongly that everyone gets off their duffs and heads out to exercise their constitutionally guaranteed right to vote. 895 more words

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Let’s get something straight: People with logical ways of thinking aren’t mindless robots. I’m not sure how you’re friends interact with each other, but in my small group of friends, we rely HEAVILY on Myers Briggs when discussing ours and other people’s personalities. 681 more words

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As I was driving to work, I noticed something. I’ve spent the last 2 years in a place (that I love) that kind of has this culture that if you don’t expect anything from anyone, then you can never be hurt. 312 more words

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What Happened to 'Tolerant' Islam?

I wrote this piece in 2004.  After the events of this week culminating in the monstrous murder of James Foley at the hands of militant Islamists who hope to recapture the great Caliphates of ancient times, I can’t help but wonder:  What happened to the Islam of ancient Andalusia, Baghdad, and Syria, and why are Muslims today allowing Islam to be dragged through the mud by a bunch of thugs purporting to represent true Sharia law? 4,379 more words

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Underdogs: The Market Basket Saga

In financially difficult times such as these; a time to which I refer as the company’s market (too many workers seeking too few jobs), when workers tend to feel hopelessly oppressed in their jobs, lacking control over their circumstances, forced to put up with more criticism, more humiliation, fewer hours and less money, it is easy to understand how a story like the ‘Market Basket Saga’ can capture our attention and spirit. 680 more words

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