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Category Archives: Politics

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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Returning to the Light: Thoughts on our response to terror

  I can’t seem to squelch the queasiness in my stomach lately. It is ever present. It’s gnawing away at me like a mouse trying to get inside a warm space because it’s cold outside. But when there’s a hole between a warm space and a cold place, the cold always creeps in through the hole. It …

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Blowing Up The IS Narrative

America has an opportunity to show the Muslim world some love. We can try to heal some wounds. We can try to win hearts and minds by practicing Christian kindness. Or not… I know, I know…there are a whole lot of people out there feeling no love right now for anyone practicing Islam. That is because …

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Let’s Try to Be Helpful in the Wake of Tragedy

The terrorist attacks in Paris on Friday have opened a lot of poorly healed wounds here in the United States. They seem to get torn open again and again without any hope of ever truly healing. And people here get upset and say crazy things sometimes. We should try to curb that practice. It doesn’t …

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The Pope and Jesus the Radical

    It’s been an interesting week in the news. I did not expect to see the news media get all warm and fuzzy about Pope Francis’ visit to the US. But it’s pretty hard to ignore this guy. He is not the sanitized, institutionalized version of the Holy Father we are used to seeing. …

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