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Keep the feeling, change the thought

A basic tenet I’ve maintained here, is that one’s feelings are largely independent of one’s circumstances; and that one can typically choose how to feel, no matter what one’s circumstances are. 290 more words

Get On Your Feet

The Pursuit of Happyness: The pursuit of happiness or self-blame?

“Don’t ever let somebody tell you… you can’t do something. Not even me. All right? You got a dream… You gotta protect it. People can’t do something themselves, they wanna tell you that you can’t do it. 654 more words

A snapshot: this moment in my life right now

Thursday 2017-02-23

Some weeks ago, on a Sunday afternoon just after check-in at the mission, I became clairvoyant for a few seconds, and saw many things. 242 more words


Upward Mobility

In just about every election the voters hear stories about the American Dream.  A candidate will go into detail about how they went from rags to riches or lifted themselves up by their own bootstrap.  666 more words

On The Media

Chapter X - Arlene -A Woman of the Great Migration -HELLO CHICAGO - CHICAGO!!

Katy Mae, tall, attractive with thick dark eyebrows and very slender and her husband, Freddy, jolly, ambitious and full of fun lived in a nice apartment building on Michigan Avenue in Chicago.   1,272 more words

rude people

a curious development in our devolution was the slow death of truth.. duplicity became a key tool that qualified us socially and professionally..warm friendly good looking people shamelessly spewed forth unspeakable fiction regarding others to upgrade their own situation, and to denigrate that of others.. 285 more words

 Hidden Anxieties of the White Working Class

Donald Trump won the election by what once seemed a far-fetched strategy: energize working-class whites, especially those in rural locales and the Rust Belt. Trump’s economic and cultural appeals to working-class whites have been widely analyzed by the media. 951 more words