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The Freedom of Sympathy

Ms. Joplin might convince you that you have to give everything up in order to be free.  Pat, concurs with his ideal of freedom.  Reflecting on the two views show something similar; a regret held against giving someone up.  Freedom is an increasingly complex concept.  If one accepts freedom as lacking in responsibility it aligns… Continue reading The Freedom of Sympathy

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Disposable

Among many things around my house that have been broken, I was asked, “Why don’t you just get a new one.  It would only cost $X!” To begin with, I want to be clear, in this case, $X does not mean just any amount.  In this case, $X means, to the speaker, a value that… Continue reading Disposable

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Medical condition, trust not trust

I know that I am far from perfect.  Anyone who is honest about themselves will admit that they have faults.  Among my many flaws are that I do not accept compliments. gifts, or help well, and I do not have a great experience with feeling emotions. This is not an exhaustive list and are, most… Continue reading Medical condition, trust not trust

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I’m not going to wear this mask anymore!

My discomfort with living in my own skin has attempted to resolve that conflict by giving of what I can

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Teacher Evaluation Models for Police to Work With the Community

As a teacher I admit that there are systemic problems that plague poor students in the educational system.  For most of my career I have taught in urban schools, but I have also taught for several years in rural schools.  I grew up going to school in a regional school district.  There were students who… Continue reading Teacher Evaluation Models for Police to Work With the Community

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Etiquette

According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the word “etiquette” is a noun: “The customary code of polite behavior in society or among members of a particular profession or group. 'The basic code that helps maintain a healthy society is etiquette towards others.” During the COVID 19 shutdown of 2020, as I have noted a few… Continue reading Etiquette

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Do you get it now?

Why?  I sincerely ask that question because I admit, I don't know.  I know what I have experienced and felt.  I know that it has not been acceptable.  I know that things are not just.  I'm not going to suggest equal because it will never be equal, nor should it.  Equality is homogeneous (one gender,… Continue reading Do you get it now?