Category Archives: politics

Honestly?

In January 2011 I wrote Honesty: Pros and Cons, a short discussion about why people lie, and how it affects the liar.   Much to my surprise, it has become the most read entry in this blog.  Yet though it has … Continue reading

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No GMOs

Today was an international day to March Against Monsanto. Monsanto ranks right up there with the cigarette companies for pushing their product and denying anything is wrong with it. Except they go one step further, saying what they sell us is … Continue reading

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“City of Pearl,” by Karen Traviss (2004)

     “Good morning,” said Shan Frankland, and held up her warrant card. “We’re from Environmental Hazard Enforcement. Please, step away from the console.” She loved those words. They cast a spell. They laid bare men’s souls, if you knew … Continue reading

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Bullies: Beyond the school yard

Bullying (from Wikipedia): Bullying is a form of aggressive behavior manifested by the use of force or coercion to affect others, particularly when the behavior is habitual and involves an imbalance of power. It can include verbal harassment, physical assault … Continue reading

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Is the concept of “disadvantaged” created by Big Business?

Advantaged or disadvantaged?  A couple days ago I wrote about a domestic violence training where Dawn Watkins (Director, Humboldt DV Services) talked about power, privilege, and oppression, and how that supports (or even encourages) tolerance for domestic violence.  Dawn talked about … Continue reading

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Being a Teacher

There are teachers in the world who simply have jobs.  Then there are Teachers.  Some people are born Teachers, and this may be encouraged or discouraged during the course of their life.  A Teacher has an attitude of wanting to … Continue reading

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Musings on Memorial Day

My dad was in the ROTC; when he tried to enlist during World War II they turned him down, because they needed him working to keep the phone lines in good repair to a special military installation.  I am proud … Continue reading

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