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Election 2016: The Fruit of Inequality

Election 2016: The Fruit of Inequality

Election 2016: The Fruit of Inequality5 (100%) 1 vote Election Day has finally arrived. The anxiety is great. Anyone I talk with expresses how there is more contention regarding this election than any other in memory, including people who are eighty and ninety years old. The amount of anger behind this election should be a bit of a story itself. Our society has not before dealt with such pervasive inequality in our adult lifetimes. The inequality of which I speak is based on our…

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100th Blog Post: In Appreciation of Caryn Hatcher

100th Blog Post: In Appreciation of Caryn Hatcher

100th Blog Post: In Appreciation of Caryn Hatcher5 (100%) 4 votes Some of you knew this already, but I had an ace up my sleeve when I began this blog. It is highly unlikely I would have begun it without her. And for your help and willingness to occasionally suffer sleep deprivation, I personally thank you, Caryn Hatcher. Others have helped. You have sacrificed. It is only appropriate that the 100th blog post be dedicated to you. Caryn has helped me…

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Haunted Caverns

Haunted Caverns

Haunted Caverns4 (80%) 1 vote Many things could frighten me when I was a kid. In retrospect, sneaking downstairs to watch Altered States and The Howling unsupervised when I was six and seven years old was not a good idea. Most people enjoyed E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial. I had nightmares. I went to my first haunted house when I was seven. It was something put together by the neighborhood kids. I went to a couple of others over the next five years. In…

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Fear and the Media

Fear and the Media

Fear and the Media4.5 (90%) 2 votes The place fear holds in the media reminds me of a traditional Native American story. A Cherokee Chief tells his grandson, “There is a fight going on inside of me.” He continues that it is between two wolves. One is evil and is filled with anger, fear, arrogance, and all of the negative traits. The other is filled with hope, goodness, peace, courage and all of the positive traits. He mentions that this…

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Columbus Day

Columbus Day

Columbus DayStars, please! Today we celebrate one of the least celebrated holidays of the year: Columbus Day. European explorer Christopher Columbus ‘discovered’ the American Continents in 1492. It is amazing to think how since that time Native Americans across the Americas have been taken advantage of, mislead, raped and killed. This part of our history that has caused a number to urge caution regarding space exploration. If our history has shown us how poorly we treat people less technologically advanced, then perhaps…

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F.E.A.R. Future Expectations Assumed Reality

F.E.A.R. Future Expectations Assumed Reality

F.E.A.R. Future Expectations Assumed RealityStars, please! It may be that I am going to upset some optimists out there. Too bad. There is a time when some things need to be shaken. The acronym for F.E.A.R., False Evidence Appearing Real.  I suppose this is all well and good, if the evidence is false. And the fact is that there is a reason why we have fear. It is a mechanism that helps our body be on alert in an effort to…

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