2/28/18 Confirmation Bias

It’s as good as a fresh donut and far more satisfying. We seek to confirm our own biases on every level. This is an understandable human characteristic, though not an enviable one. Those who are best at presenting arguments for their own causes have studied the thoughts of the best of those who disagree with…

1/15/18 The Downside of Social Media

Let’s admit it. We all like it here. We like the Facebook world, where all our lives seem larger than they really are. We like the Twitterverse where we see how many followers we can amass. We like our Instagram followers. We like the endorphin release we get when we get lots of “likes” on…

8/14/17 Moral Preening

PREEN…….verb (of a bird) tidy and clean its feathers with its beak. “reed buntings preened at the pool’s edge.” with object “the pigeon preened her feathers” also preen oneself (of a person) devote effort to making oneself look attractive and then admire one’s appearance.‘adolescents preening in their bedroom mirrors’ also preen oneself Congratulate or pride…

1/15/17 How Did You Vote?

That’s a purely rhetorical question. I really don’t want to know. Unfortunately, it is far more than rhetorical for others. For others, how I cast my vote is a defining factor on my worth as a human being. Me not caring how you voted, nor using your voting preference as a means to define, pigeonhole,…

12/12/16 A Complicated World

12/9/16 It’s a complicated world out there. Politics, economics, terrorism, globalism, hegemony, wars, pestilence, earthquakes, storms …so many things just waiting for a chance to manifest themselves to interfere with our lives. So many of those things are beyond our control, leaving used tossed on stormy seas, cast adrift in shallow draft lifeboats, bobbing around…

7/27/16 One of Us, Please

“Champion of the Underclass,” Bill Clinton said about his wife. “I get along with the middle class and the poor people better than I get along with the rich people,” said Donald Trump. And who cares anything about what Lena Dunham may have said at any time about anything? Do you? Really? Does Donald Trump…