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US Border Documents in English

Why are US border documents in English, and only in English? Has no one in the refugee or immigration offices heard of Google Translate? Instead of having translators read forms to refugees and immigrants, why not have them in front of a computer screen where the US border documents in English can be translated into […]

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Dr. Ford is being truthful

As a victim of sexual assault myself, the testimony of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford has triggered emotions that are not welcomed. However, I felt I had to hear her story so I would know without a doubt whether or not she was being truthful. I am convinced that Dr. Ford is being truthful. The details […]

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Practice turning people into trees

Taking a lesson from nature as food for thought this Sunday. I love this lesson from Ram Dass… When you go out into the woods and you look at trees, you see all these different trees. And some of them are bent, and some of them are straight, and some of them are evergreens, and […]

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Living Blue in a Red State

If you’re a Democrat living in the south, your are most likely living Blue in a Red state. If you speak out about issues, values, and equality, you are quite often met with scowls, slurs, and vile insults – even from your family and friends. I salute all of you who join me in this […]

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Mad at God – Me Too

Interesting. Bill O’Reilly is ‘mad at God’ about all of those pesky sexual misconduct allegations. Well Bill, we’re mad at God too, for allowing sexual misconduct. Mad at god – Me Too.   O’Reilly blames this recent problem on his assumption of his success. I didn’t know anything about his online show or his book. […]

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Contrived Rituals of Patriotism

Are you angry about the NFL players kneeling during the national anthem? Make sure you fill your regular pew this Sunday morning. Just be careful not to attend a service where they say things like “Love they neighbor as thyself,” because you might feel a tad uncomfortable. NO. Stay far away from those who speak […]

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Scapegoating

When I was a freshman in high school, I had the opportunity to take Psychology 101, which rocked my world. Finally, I was able to make sense out of the behavior of more than a few people that simply boggled my mind. The lack of accountability, morals, truth, and simple kindness, was a lack that […]

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Beck and Call

No doubt we all run into little mistakes every day. It always seems that when I’ve had a particularly stressful or even a slightly trying day, that some mistakes stand out more than others. I don’t get particularly annoyed by them, but I do wonder why we tend to just accept certain sayings without ever […]

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HoeflerText font alert

Have you seen it? The HoeflerText font alert is a scam that is associated with a Facebook ad that I clicked on today. I never trust ads because they are so easy for hackers to mess with. Unfortunately, one cannot tell if the actual person that placed the ad is the “bad guy,” or if […]

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Alexa by Invitation Only

Alexa, a virtual personal assistant marketed by Amazon, is proudly announcing some new features with Echo Look. I think the new features are brilliant! Yes. Brilliant, but also a little bit creepy. See for yourself… “Alexa, take a video.”  Alexa, you are brilliant. Yes, brilliant. Especially if your toddler is dancing, or you want to […]

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Easter Witch

My love of cultural anthropology and my studies of world religions have enriched and enlightened my life. I am always seeking new information about other cultures because not only is it educational, but it also brings into sharper focus how much we have in common with each other, not only across cultural and national boundaries, […]