Before you speak

Thinking before I speak has long been one of the things I have had on “to-do” list.  There are times my foot has been in my mouth so long it is starting to prune!  As usual, when I write these missives I am speaking as much, if not more so, to myself. Some “before you […]

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When we submit to the seduction of the thing we no are longer acting on our own behalf, instead we become slaves to the thing. What is the thing? The thing can be a political party.  It can be big business.  Even religion can be the thing.  At the point at which we stop remembering

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Slippery Slope

When we set out to deprive someone else of the rights we enjoy, we end up denying those very same rights to ourselves. I was recently going through some old notes for talks I have given and came across a list that showed how the concept of “Do Unto Others What You Would Have Done

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In the simplest terms, prejudice is simply an unexamined belief upon which we act.  Prejudice can take the form of disliking someone for their race, religion, gender, sexual preference, body type, just about anything at all.  Discounting another person for any reason based upon prejudice is detrimental to our own well-being. When we choose to

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day

One of the things I enjoy about St. Patrick’s day, along with Cinco De Mayo, and other cultural celebrations is how, at least for a short time, we can all celebrate the diversity of our culture.  This wonderful country of ours is made up primarily by immigrants.  This has been true from the very beginning

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I Feel So Lost

Have you ever felt like you are lost in life?  Have you ever felt you have no control over what is happening in your world?  Perhaps you are not lost at all, perhaps what is happening is you have become so wrapped up in what you think others want you to do that you have

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The Golden Thread

Here we are on the eve of Thanksgiving, traditionally a day set aside to share gratitude for the blessings in our lives.  2015 is another year where we honestly have to ask ourselves if the blessings might just be outweighed by world and national events.  We see and hear religion pitted against religion, people fighting

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