Category Archives: Tolerance

Missing Words

There’s been a lot of discussion around whether there’s a word missing in the phrase “Black Lives Matter.” There isn’t. To paraphrase a paraphrase, it says what it means and means what it says. It’s short and self-contained, and yet … Continue reading

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Precedential Fixation

Any fight against Trump must by necessity involve a struggle to reach the hearts and minds of those who support him. There can be no successful strategy against Trump that does not also include the one-quarter of the electorate that voted … Continue reading

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Letting Go the Sun

Beyond the mountains a fire is dying.  The remnants of a light that illuminated our world and is nothing more now than cooling embers, glowing red and casting their devilish, crimson shadows against snowy peaks and smoking chimneys.  I look … Continue reading

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The Other 9/11

We tend to remember the tragedies more than the celebrations.  That’s not a new, earth-shattering revelation, it’s just true.  For example, many Americans could probably tell you when World War II started, even down to the day, but when was … Continue reading

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Abortion

The title gives this away, but I’m gonna come right out and say that this is going to offend a lot of people.  I should also say that I’m pretty angry.  I’ve seen far too many of my friends and … Continue reading

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Ljubljana Bound: A Days-Long Journey Into Night

I have talked of my adventures in foreign lands and told of my impressions of their people.  I have documented the days and weeks and reflected here on the things that I have seen and experienced.  I have even described … Continue reading

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Balkan Impressions

As has been made abundantly clear over the last few weeks of blog posts, I recently had the long-wished-for oppourtunity to spend some time traveling in the Balkans.  For 15 days I was in motion, not allowing dust to settle, … Continue reading

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