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Dangerous Times for Truth

  These are dangerous times for truth. Especially¬†on the internet. The internet can make you crazy. It can convince you of things that just aren’t true. Like that Obama is a mom’s jeans wearing secret evil Muslim who wants to outlaw all your handguns and kill your grandma to save health care dollars. Or that …

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The A B C’s and O C D’s of Keeping Yourself Informed or How Not to be A Debbie Downer

I’ll never be voted the most Fun Facebook Friend of the year, and, if I hung out with people who had them, I probably wouldn’t get invited to cocktail parties either.

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Violence and Creativity: Questions to ponder. by Ilona Elliott

What compels someone to kill? What makes a person so angry, or disillusioned, or fearful, or enraged, that they feel like they need to destroy the essence of another human life in order to squelch those powerful emotions? How do we address violence in our society, particularly gun violence? Do we start with violence in …

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Northwest Wildfires…Where There’s Smoke

The Northwest is on fire. I can smell it in the air. Smoke. ¬†It’s in the light of the sky. Ten O’clock in the morning and the sky still has the yellow pallor of dawn. My Facebook page holds images of landscapes on fire, charred homes and businesses, neighborhoods back-lit by flames and billowing clouds …

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