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Newton’s Law of Politics

For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.  Newton’s law is as good an explanation as any for what is going on in American politics these days.  With two months left to go, the red and the blue armies, the colors of this political civil war, are exaggerating, misrepresenting and just plain lying … Continue reading

Putting the Editor on Notice

I have a little editor who lives in a cul de sac in my forehead, just off the main route between Crown Chakra and Third Eye Chakra. I know he lives there because sometimes I can feel him banging on the ceiling when he thinks I’m not paying enough attention to him. He spent the last … Continue reading

An Exercise in Selfless Futility

Disclaimer: I do not mean to imply that we should all be completely selfish, but I do think a bit of selfishness is a good thing, just as I believe that “selflessness” can actually be selfishness in disguise. Also, it might not work out the way you intended. In today’s anecdote, an attempt is made … Continue reading

A Few Thoughts on Selfishness

To a lot of people, selfishness is a four-letter word masquerading as an eleven-letter word. But the ability to be selfish, to think of yourself first, is an important part of having a happy, healthy life. I mean in moderation, of course. There is a delicate balance within a group dynamic (i.e. more than just … Continue reading