Category: Education

Apr 30

Capitalism Plus Human Nature Equal Extinction

  In Brief— An explanation of how capitalism coupled with human nature is leading inexorably toward the extinction of humanity. [Written in January 2017.] Eat, Drink, Be Merry for Tomorrow We Die— Imagine we are on an eastward-bound train from Chicago to New York. Now substitute “Life’s Goals” for Chicago and “Death” for New York. …

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Dec 04

Prejudice is Down Deep

In Brief—A peek at the often hidden prejudice that hides within most of us as well as the blatant prejudice we find in some misguided individuals. Prejudice is a Plague Hiding Within— It emerged from hiding in my subconscious in the unlikeliest of places. Dressed in my hippie trousers, flowered shirt and with my wallet …

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Nov 06

Only a Pig, You Say?!

In Brief—A look at one of the smartest animals on the planet, the pig, and it’s destiny to be slaughtered for your gustatory enjoyment. Smarter than a 3-Year-Old Human— An Ontario, Canada, woman with a conscience is being prosecuted for giving water to thirsty pigs on their way to the slaughterhouse. No joke, this compassionate …

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Oct 23

Humanity Toward the Stars

In Brief—As we are told that habitable planets are increasingly being discovered in the universe, the author examines whether humans are likely to visit those planets in the future. The Stars Beckon; Do We Measure Up?— Today must be a slow news day. The Times tantalizes us with a report that another possibly habitable planet …

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Oct 16

Live With It or Deal With It

In Brief—Problems come into our lives, so we have a choice to either accept what has come our way or we can change it. The choice is ours. Not Choosing is a Choice— “Illusions” by Richard Bach contains a wise bit of advice: “There is no such thing as a problem without a gift for …

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Jul 24

Books, Movies and More—Part 2

In Brief— A continuation of the author’s listing of some of the books, movies and more that have helped shape the person s/he is. This is guaranteed to put your mind into high gear and keep you awake at night. You Are the Sum Total of All Your Experiences— It is said that that a …

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Jul 17

Books, Movies and More—Part 1

In Brief—The author lists some of the books, movies, music and more that have helped shape the person he is today. If this doesn’t put your mind into high gear and disturb your sleep, nothing will. We Are the Sum Total of All Our Experiences— “Wait a minute,” you say. “I hated that movie when …

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Jun 12

The Electoral College vs. the Popular Vote

In Brief—An examination of the 18th Century Electoral College and the need for replacing it in favor of counting all votes equally. Fairness Versus an 18th Century Compromise— Let’s turn our Rip Van Winkle hats backward and travel back to 18th Century Philadelphia. Unlike those good old days of high school, this is going to …

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Jun 05

What’s in a Name and Other Important Questions

In Brief—Why does the woman take her husband’s name at marriage? Why marriage? Why are religious leaders always given respect? Why are felons denied the vote? These and other questions are important, but they go unchallenged. The author addresses these questions. ————————————————————————————————————————- Logical or Illogical? Useful or Useless?— Amy marries DeShawn and takes his family …

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Mar 06

The Shakespeare Myth

In Brief—The evidence shows that Mary Sidney Herbert, the Countess of Pembroke, probably wrote the sonnets and plays attributed to William Shakespeare. The blog author shows why this is the case. ————————————————————————————————————————- ”All hoods make not monks.” (Henry VIII) “Fraud” is too strong a word, but Myth” fits the facts like a fine glove. Not …

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