Tag: marriage

Jan 29

Love and Human Nature

In Brief—An exploration of what is meant by “Love” and its possible sources. Is it real or merely a transitory experience? “Love is a serious mental disease.” (Plato) “I love you” may be the most common expression in the human repertoire, but its vagueness avoids some truths that are the core of human nature. Love …

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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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May 01

The Beauty of Friendship

In Brief—Though marriage can be warm and lasting, we too often tend to consider friendship as less. It, too, can be rewarding. Friendships outside of marriage are equally as important. More than that, friendships can extend a person’s life. Friendship Links Two Hearts— “S/he’s just a friend” is one of the most used and abused …

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Feb 14

Republicans and Their Regressive Platform

In Brief—A discussion of the hurdles Republicans face that will determine whether the nation stands or falls in an ever-changing world. ————————————————————————————————————— Hurdles Determine the Race— I have a confession. My first vote was Republican. If it was good enough for my family it was good enough for me. I quickly realized that my philosophy …

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Jan 17

Weddings and Such

In Brief—Musings on the author’s wedding…and a little advice. ———————————————————————————————————————- Love Blossoms Unexpectedly— It was a beautiful day in late spring, but aren’t all wedding days beautiful! We gathered on our front lawn, a light Southern California breeze carrying the scents of the ocean and the flowers that abounded. A few friends, a rambunctious child, …

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Aug 02

To Marry or Not to Marry

In Brief—A discussion of the recent Supreme Court decision on same–sex marriage, the opposition, contract law, the right to remain unmarried and some personal philosophy on the subject. It’s serious but definitely not boring. ————————————————————————————————————————————— The Inequality of Marriage— Should people of the same sex have the same right as two heterosexual people to marry? …

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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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