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Creating Something out of Nothing

May 26th, 2022

Creating Something out of Nothing

If you talk about something enough, if you have enough reach, and if those listening are credulous enough to believe you, you can make something that doesn’t exist seem real. Happens every day.

Who Makes the Decisions in Your Life?

May 25th, 2022

Who Makes the Decisions in Your Life?

It’s your body: you’ve got one of them. In the same way, it’s your life: you’ve got one of them. Celebrate and nurture the complexity and beauty of what you have. Don’t let others dictate what’s best for you.

Us versus Them

May 24th, 2022

Us versus Them

It’s interesting how the bad guys have a “state news agency” but the good guys are supposedly free from any government influence. The difference between how and what each reports is difficult to see.

Life Outside of Mass and Social Media

May 20th, 2022

Life Outside of Mass and Social Media

There is life outside of the mass media, social media, meta-fake world, and it is a better life – because it is real. Take a walk, laugh with friends, be with family, read a book, plant a garden.

Effecting Positive Change in Ourselves

May 19th, 2022

Effecting Positive Change in Ourselves

We change who we are by changing how we think. We change how we think by asking questions and earnestly seeking answers to those questions.

A Nation of Too Many Laws

May 18th, 2022

A Nation of Too Many Laws

Protocols. Rules. Regulations. Mandates. Laws. We have far more many words to describe restrictions than we do to extol freedom. But for those who listen, one word – freedom – says it all.

Being Nice, or Being Gullible. Which?

May 17th, 2022

Being Nice, or Being Gullible. Which?

Most people are nice, and don’t want to seem disagreeable by questioning what authoritative voices tell them is true. But gullibility and niceness are two different things. It’s okay, and wise, to question.

Trusting the Science

May 13th, 2022

Trusting the Science

There were few people on the planet she trusted without reservation or question, and none of them was named “The Science.”

They Found Freedom Through . . . Drinking Tea

May 12th, 2022

They Found Freedom Through . . . Drinking Tea

They refused to isolate themselves in a dark room, curtains closed, the only light coming from the TV screen, its voice announcing that all was not well, and wouldn’t be in the foreseeable future. That wasn’t living. So . . . they decided to live.

This Is When We Are Truly, Painfully Alone

May 11th, 2022

This Is When We Are Truly, Painfully Alone

We are never more alone than when we change who we are in an attempt to earn the approval of those who do not care about us. Contemplative solitude is more liberating than faux friendship.

 

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