Thursday, January 23, 2020

Understanding Sadness


Embrace your sorrows, for they define you. Too often we become obsessed with happiness when sadness is the authentic and verifiable emotion that drives us and defines our daily lives. The context of sorrow is what frames our expectation against a fleeting joy.


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Thursday, January 16, 2020

When Chocolate Tasted Like Chocolate


What happened to the Hershey's Chocolate Bar? What happened to the American Tootsie Roll? Tastes didn't change. The economy changed our tastes. The bottom line turned a candy delight into a chalky turd. Where once we salivated for a chocolate treat; now we only spit out its remains. 


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Thursday, January 9, 2020

Titles Without Relationships


Where do we draw the line between relation and blood? Are we our ancestors? Or are we only our middle names? How do we adjust cognitive congruence with the reality of a missing ancestry? Are we bound by birth or by name?


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Thursday, January 2, 2020

Not the Best or Most Talented


Being great is no guarantee of success. All too often we have seen the mediocre rise to the top, while the best, and the most talented, languish in the dark. Take up your own spark! Light up your life, and the world of everyone else! Dedicate your service of others through yourself! 


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Thursday, December 26, 2019

Shyness and Social Anxiety


Once we were quaintly shy, now were are merely anxious! Labeling conditions for the benefit of society has always been a human fascination. As terms grow, and conditions change, we tend to toss away the old label in order to apply a fresh one -- removing the cruel history of what once was for the kinder notion of today. 


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Thursday, December 19, 2019

Soybean Revolution


There is glory in the bean. There is salvation in the nut! 40 years ago, some Midwestern farmers gave up growing alfalfa -- animal feed -- to instead grow soybeans to feed people. Today, dairy farms are giving up the cow to grow the almond nut. The cruelty of Animal Agriculture is dying, while the Human Feed Harvest is growing even stronger! 


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