December 2014 archive

Dec 28

Let’s Put Tradition on History’s Junkpile

In Brief— Tradition is entrenched in our lives, but too often those traditions are dated, irrational, serve no useful purpose and can even be destructive. It’s time to rid ourselves of needless tradition. ——————————————————————————————————————————- The Past as Hindrance— “Tradition” can generally be defined as the transmission of customs or beliefs from generation to generation, or …

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Dec 21

An “Off-the-Chart” Liberal Speaks Out

In Brief—The author lists seven of his views that some may consider unconventional. Readers are invited to weigh them against their own views and submit comments. ———————————————————————————————————————————— Definitions— Liberal is defined as not being limited to established, traditional, orthodox, or authoritarian attitudes, views, or dogmas as well as free from bigotry, and also as favoring …

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Dec 14

Eating an Elephant

In Brief— Positive steps that you can take to shrink or eliminate racism and racial bias in American society. Now is the time to act. *Update on Arthur the Dog—The latest on Arthur can be found at the end of this piece. ———————————————————————————————————————————– The Ugly Elephant in the Room— No, this piece isn’t about destroying …

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Dec 07

A Heart-Warming Dog Story

In Brief—A refreshing change from the tragedy of death, suffering and injustice that floods America and the world, this is the heart-warming true story of a stray dog in Ecuador that is adopted and brought to a new home in Sweden. In case you haven’t seen it, this is one you must check out. —————————————————————————————————————————————– …

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