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Fake News Relies on Reality to Thrive

So we’re all revved up about fake news churned out by Ruskies trying to get Trump elected. I’m sure that story will continue…
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A Cautionary Tale of the Perils of Prejudice

If there is one thing that makes us dumber than a dead carp and, at the same time, incites the worst in us,…
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Transforming the Impact of Words We Use

Euphemism: A mild, indirect or vague term for one that is considered harsh, blunt or offensive. Jargon: The specialized language of a trade,…
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Considerable Comments Concerning Conservatives

I’m not sure what a conservative is anymore. I grew up among conservatives and I was a conservative myself, even as a long-haired…
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Remembering the Ralphs in Our Lives

Here’s a story a fellow shared with me after the funeral of a mutual friend. He swore it was true, but even if…
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We’re Still Learning to Respect Our Differences

I’ve always been fascinated by how good people— people like you and me— can allow horrible things to happen or be so easily…
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The More Time We Save, the Busier We Are

(Written Nov. 6, 2016) Peace at last— but not for long. The campaigning for this election started something like 560 days ago with…
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Keeping It Short, If not Always Sweet, on Twitter

  Ain’t it tweet. You could say we’re all a-Twitter about what may become the most popular way to render an opinion in…
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Another Year of Making Healthy Choices

So there’s this ad on the radio that trumpets the claim, “You’re not fat… you’re bloated.” Yes, it seems we’ve been blaming those…
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We’re All on This Bumpy Ride Together

Let me be the last to wish you a happy new year. If I’m the first, then you don’t get around much. I’ve…
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