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margaret-duarte's picture
Dec.27.2010
I hate losing stuff.  I hate losing valuable time.  I hate losing friends.  I hate losing money.  But most of all, I hate losing freedom. I would give up stuff, time, and money for freedom.  I'd give up friends who threaten my freedom.  Losing my freedom is unacceptable.  Pure and simple. But then...
dr-steve-mcswain's picture
Dec.14.2010
        While all religions share the same essential purpose, they also seem to share the same essential problem.  Though they start out right they soon end up obsessed with matters of lesser importance.  Observe…         Instead of bridge to God, religion is often a barrier to God;        ...
farzana-versey's picture
Dec.05.2010
The American president, who has been talking about democracy, did not have the basic courtesy to inform another democratic president that he planned to visit his country. Barack Obama made an unscheduled visit to Afghanistan, skirted the capital Kabul and landed straight at the Bagram Air...
csilla-moffat's picture
Nov.10.2010
Freedom of Speech,  This is so much more than just the use of spoken language, speech.  My parents left a communist country, escaping to the west, because so many freedoms had been removed, including the one of expression, whether in writing or speaking.  It was always with a smile that I reacted...
muldoon-elder's picture
Nov.10.2010
Freedom of Speech I don’t like seat belts. They restrict my freedom. Freedom of movement is not only physical. It is also psychological. So what to do, since the law says that I must buckle up? Okay, let’s start with that “law.” No, let’s start with “the law” in general: It is “the law” that...
sherrie-theriault's picture
Nov.10.2010
STRONG WORDS     Serious language, deep language, real language helps me by grounding me.  I don’t have to be nice for company when I can just tell the truth.  I needn’t have guests with virgin ears or unrealistic expectations, and I no longer pander to such foolishness.  I know the...
dave-cullen's picture
Nov.04.2010
Halloween now marks the kickoff of the annual book best lists. I think that's way too early, but I'm very happy with what I see. Amazon unveiled a remarkable Top Ten this morning: My favorite part of their write-up: "one thing that struck me about the top books on our list is how many of...
bob-mustin's picture
Oct.30.2010
Part 2 - The Re-Enchantment of the World – Secular Magic in a Rational Age, Edited by Joshua Landy & Michael Saler   I promised another post on this book a couple of weeks ago, emphasizing these essays’ approach to literature. After some thought, this:   I often hear from readers that such...
bob-mustin's picture
Oct.30.2010
Part 2 - The Re-Enchantment of the World – Secular Magic in a Rational Age, Edited by Joshua Landy & Michael Saler   I promised another post on this book a couple of weeks ago, emphasizing these essays’ approach to literature. After some thought, this:   I often hear from readers that such...
david-abrams's picture
Oct.01.2010
On a recent morning at the International House of Pancakes, while eating hash browns that crunched with the afterglow of cigarettes and sipping water that came from moldy faucets, I sat next to a family of three—a scruffy skater-type with droopy eyes and shaggy haircut, his overweight sister and...