There are some people who believe that the opposite of love is hate. I used to believe this, too. I used to believe that thinking about someone, hating them, and wishing they would change somehow, is just desserts for being somehow, awful. My anger then, was an inability to accept…


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The purpose of attaining and asserting dominance in any realm, is to avoid accountability.

In the past month, I read a few very interesting articles on what appears to be an aristocracy in America. First, there is “The 9.9 Percent Is the New American Aristocracy”, a long, thorough accounting of how a wealthy aristocracy came to be in modern-day America. …


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How an open mind can clear the way for gratitude.

I just finished watching the HBO documentary, “The Bee Gees — How Can You Mend A Broken Heart”. I enjoyed the entire documentary. I especially liked learning that their falsetto singing style was improvised and adopted later in their career in pursuit of a new sound. …


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Vote progressive to reduce the number of billionaires in America.

Millions of Americans just got another $250 or $300 per month per child, in the form of a child tax credit. It came for me and my two kids two days ago. It’s a really nice cushion against calamity, or to send my kids to gymnastics. For most parents, it’s…


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The debt ceiling is just a distraction. Let’s abolish it.

The filibuster is about more than just obstructing the other guys. It’s about protecting the party from “tough votes”. In other words, senators need a shield, a target for deflection, that they can point to. If a vote comes up for something that could truly help Americans, you can bet…


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That discomfort keeps me from using it.

I’m not a Facebook guy. I have an account and I don’t spend much time there. I post a link to my articles there. I check in on my family there. My wife likes to use their Messenger app for chat. But other than that, I really don’t like to…


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Because punishment doesn’t teach any skills.

I’m watching Westworld on HBOMax. Been watching for a few weeks now and I’m in the third season. At this point, the plot is completely off the rails. Dolores Abernathy has become a vengeful robot bent on the destruction of humanity. She is loaded with the most powerful artificial intelligence…


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Our addiction to Trump is alive but it’s fading.

In Massuchettsetts, a Trump endorsement fell flat. Senate Republicans quietly groan about the possibility that Trump could return in 2024. Trump’s endorsements have been very effective, but more recent polling indicates that a Trump endorsement is great for the primaries, not so great for the general election. This is what…


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Religion, philosophy, and faith of all kinds have one thing in common.

One of the things that I’ve noticed in this world is that negativity really sells. People seem to flock to the bad news. The news cycle revolves around bad news, just desserts, and bad luck.

I remember how the world was glued to the tube for 9/11. I remember that…


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We might not need much of a welfare state if economic predation were not such a huge fad among the wealthy.

I love the expanded child tax credit. I love what it’s doing for our kids. For a single parent of two kids under the age of 6, that’s $600 a month from heaven. That money increases the chances that the kids will not go hungry tonight. That money could mean…

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Husband, father, worker, philosopher, and observer. Plumbing the depths of consciousness to find the spring of happiness. Write on.

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