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One friend’s teenage son complains that there ought to be some “middle ground” between the uber-healthy foods his mom provides, and the convenient, tasty, and unhealthy snacks he finds at his friends’ houses. This idea of a “middle ground” has … Continue reading
The more use one has for communicating ideas and comparisons and contrasts, the more use one has for language. Those who do not learn their own languages to a high degree are those who have no use for it at … Continue reading
In the entire history of the Planet Earth, not once has any person done an impossible thing. The truth of that statement should be self evident. The real trick is in figuring out what it should mean for us. For … Continue reading
Everybody knows that Joseph Stalin was infamous as “the Butcher” who directed the slaughter of 25 million people during his reign, but who knows that he would regularly and lovingly spend hour after hour with his daughter, Svetlana, listening to … Continue reading
It does very little good to attempt to be a voice of reason in a society that is not given to sound reasoning. In fact, in an irrational culture such as ours, reasonable commentary on particular points of religious or … Continue reading
bi’·as noun an inclination of temperament or outlook; especially : a personal and sometimes unreasoned judgment : prejudice ——————————— I observe that you are only half right about bias, friend. You are spot on with what you think already, but … Continue reading
Every once in a while, someone inquires about my “world view”. Here it is: There is nothing unreal in the entire known Universe, with the one exception of what happens in the imaginations of humans. Humans often get trapped in … Continue reading
It is my observation that the bulk of human evils lies in the taking of that which does not really belong to the taker. Let me count the ways: Taking conclusions, opinions, or beliefs that are not fairly derived from … Continue reading
Whooda thunkit, but I learned some invaluable life lessons from a solitaire card game that came preloaded on my computer! The game is Spider Solitaire (advanced 4-suit version) and if you don’t know it, don’t worry; I won’t bore you … Continue reading
See this gold bar? Chances are, you’ve never seen one laying on a neighbor’s lawn. Likewise, I’d say that chances are pretty good that if you had one, you wouldn’t keep it out our your lawn, either. And why not?