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Category Archives: Politics

On Being a Snowflake

A while back, someone on a conservative friends FB page made a comment about Left Coast snowflakes that made me realize, I qualify as a snowflake. Awesome! Snowflakes are COOL! Snowflakes are beautiful. Snowflakes are unique. Snowflakes are complex structures. Snowflakes are symmetrical and asymmetrical formations, so no, they are not all the same. Snowflakes …

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The Cost of Forgetting: Pretty Damn Pricey

George Santayana is credited with the quote: Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it. Of course this is true. If it were not so, the first war would have been the last. Nor would there be facisim. Or Nazi’s.  Who would repeat such atrocities if they had remembrance of the original …

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Lex Talionis Unleashed: The Art of the Escalation — The Green Study

Lately, as the airwaves and data bytes have been poisoned with yet another presidential online freak out, I’ve been reading the comments from various sources. People say things like if you get hit, you hit back harder and he’s just fighting fire with fire. It’s emblematic of any toxic relationship I’ve ever had – from […] …

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The Hook and The Ties That Bind: Thoughts on Political Struggle in America

avoiding the hook makes for a weak internal structure. Good bread needs a thorough beating to develop muscles, the gluten fibers, that provide strength to the loaf and give bread a chewy texture and a good crust.

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The Politically Disconnected

So many of us feel frustrated with the election outcome. I know I personally feel like my pro-environment, anti-discrimination, pro-labor and worker’s rights politics are pretty much irrelevant now. Enough voters seemed to vote against that kind of representation that I must be out of step with my fellow Americans, right? I’m unsure. I can’t …

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The Facebook Diet

My curious nature wants to hear what everyone is saying and chew on stuff and try to extract the truth…

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Organizational Psychology and Saving the World

The people who created the problem cannot solve the problem

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Gratitude and the Middle Class

Never look down on the people at the bottom of the ladder who may seem ignorant but are most likely just uneducated.

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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 Price of Boom and Bust Success: It’s a Heart Thing

I’m not talking about the visionaries who dream and create and push us forward as a species, but the people who come after them and figure out how best to personally profit from their genius. They tend to garner most of the attention, as if the genius is unremarkable without the profiteering.

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