Quiet Reflection: ‘In Dependence’ Day

When “holiday” times come like today, I tend to be in a different state of mind. My take on this “life” narrative has changed dramatically in the past few years. Now, days like the 4th of July, dubbed “Independence Day”, rehash and retrace narratives that are intended to build patriotism, but what exactly *is* “patriotism”? Here’s the dictionary definition: “the…

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‘Dividable’ Americans, Not Trump, Are America’s Greater Weakness

It has been quite the new beginning for 2017. Now let us get accustomed to what seemed like the most unlikely of outcomes; i.e., the election of Donald J. Trump as president of United States of America Corporation, who managed to make it through the inauguration. Perhaps it was never in doubt, but it sure seemed that way. I am…

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The Roots of Equality; The Roots of Love

Happy New Year and New Day to everyone! This is another piece that has sat in abeyance for several weeks before bringing it to conclusion, but in spite of appearances to the contrary, all things play out in their time, and in perfect order. Now is that time. I am presently reading A People’s History of America: 1492-Present, by Howard Zinn, which was…

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