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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, […]

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