A Path Through Polarization

There is a lot of rhetoric out there right now about how to deal with politics. In particular it is something we aren’t supposed to talk about in most settings. Even among people you agree with it isn’t quite a safe topic. I’ve heard the term “polarized” a lot lately. Sure. Massive extremes in thinking. […]

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Story Snacks #2

Segments with (**) have dark or crude content. Please skip if that’s not your thing. **Deep Thought** If cannibals had a preference between light and dark, would that be racist or just picky eating? What if? What if humans found an ant species that secreted a flammable liquid, then genetically modified them to reproduce individually […]

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Story Snacks #1

Deep Thought If rocks had feelings, would moon-rocks on earth get homesick? What if? What if the first giraffe was just a horse that stretched his neck after his mom told him not to, and — as mom warned — it stayed that way? Question your reality Gravity is a lie. Try that for a […]

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Day 489 – Officially Pro

This morning I am writing in a tiny library room I reserved for Wednesday mornings. It is on the side of the library that gets morning sun, so it is far too hot for my taste. I even brought a fan this week. Despite my discomfort, it is an auspicious morning. Today is the 489th […]

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Finding My Why

Do you know why you get out of bed in the morning? A few months ago I ran across Simon Sinek. He is a self-styled optimist, but he has a lot to say about how everything we do in life should start with why. I read his book “Start With Why” and then followed up […]

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