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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. …

This one is mine.

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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Both parties are making district maps that guarantee a win for anything but good ideas

Every ten years, we take a census of our population and where we live in the United States. Then the state legislatures use the results of the census to draw district lines for members of the House of Representatives, the state legislatures, and other jurisdictions for elections. For at least…

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Irritating people are really just doing the best they can.

We have all seen our share of irritating people. We might have an annoying relative, an overbearing neighbor, or maybe we work in customer service and a customer got under our skin. They’re out there. They’re not going away anytime soon. There will always be irritating people.

They hardly seem…

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Whatever we buy, we own. Whatever we own, owns us.

Today is what is commercially known as Black Friday. It’s the day after Thanksgiving. It is not uncommon for people to form lines outside of retail establishments for the big sales that are happening now, today. …


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