Category Archives: rationality

“Oh What a Tangled Web We Weave When We Practice to Deceive”

Scott Peck in the mid-eighties wrote a best-selling book, “People of the Lie,” which explored extensively the subject of evil and how that it creates and perpetuates a web of deception.  In the last few days we have seen two … Continue reading

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Power in Social and Political Arenas

Power is intrinsic to our human-ness though it is so subtle that we often don’t see it.  For example, a psychiatrist I once worked with in a hospital noted about one of his patients, “She is as much determined to … Continue reading

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Boundaries, Boundaries, Boundaries!!!

Wisdom from Ann Coulters:  All that matters is immigration. It’s all that matters to the country, and it’s all that matters for winning elections. “Build that wall!”  The immigration issue might be the issue that best illustrates what divides our country … Continue reading

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Is it True,”The Center Will not Hold”?

E.J. Dionne has a very good op-ed in today’s Washington Post about the Alabama Senatorial election next week. His presents the notion that definition is on the table again in our country, the meaning of words and ideas, and that … Continue reading

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All of Our Ponds Are Pretty Damn Murky

I have a respondent from one of my blogs who himself blogs, his entitled, “Thoughts from a Murky Pond.”  This gentleman is very intelligent and thoughtful, but “consarned him” he is so damn critical of my discoursing!  But, I deeply … Continue reading

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Is Alabama’s Governor Ivey Stupid? Answer: No.

Alabama’s Governor Kay Ivey has demonstrated the mind set of many conservative Republicans in announcing her support of controversial Senate candidate Roy Moore.  Though she “has no reason to doubt” the numerous women who report his inappropriate sexual advances on … Continue reading

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“Standin’ by Your Man”

In the past decade or so there has been an increasing number of Republican politicos that surface who cause an embarrassment to this “Grand Old Party.”  I’m thinking of Christine O’Donnell, Sharon Angle, Michelle Bachman, Sarah Palin, and Todd Akin … Continue reading

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