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Ignoring Privilege

Globally racism does exist.  Some areas of the world it’s not as bad as others, some countries it is not as oppressing as it is in others.  There are even some areas of some countries that it is better than other areas of those same countries.  In the United States of America there are areas… Continue reading Ignoring Privilege

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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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Intimacy

I am fond of words, especially words with more than one meaning.  Wordplay is fun too.  Double entendres are great; I am a fan of Austin Powers because of this reason.  For the last few months, I have been thinking of the word “intimacy” and writing a blog about the word.  Now that I am… Continue reading Intimacy

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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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Persistence

As a father, I push my daughter to fail.  As a teacher, I encourage my students to fail.  As a friend, I love seeing my friends fail. As a member of society, I am happy to see when a culture fails.  Failure is frightening. Failure is taxing. Failure is difficult. Failure is important. “There is… Continue reading Persistence