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What You Need To Know

We arrive in this world knowing surprisingly little.  Many creatures are born with a basic set of knowledge that helps them survive, but that’s not true for people.  Humans lack instincts for even the most basic needs and are profoundly helpless for a prolonged period of time after birth.  We have to learn what to […]

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What Is Truth?

On the day after his arrest, Jesus was interrogated by Pontius Pilate, the Roman governor of Palestine.  Jesus had been accused of declaring himself a king, and Pilate was amused.  Here stood a poor Jewish man from a rural district in an outback of the Empire, someone without an education, wealth, or even a following, […]

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Jack Daniel Nights

Whenever heading north into Quebec to go fishing, it is necessary to stop at the duty-free store and buy a bottle of Jack Daniels.  Duty-free bottles are bigger and they cost less.  The bigger size is required to ensure sufficient quantities for use as mouthwash, followed by toasts to the morning, toasts to the fish […]

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We’re Not As Different As We Think

One of the unfortunate facts of life is that all human knowledge is based in the perception of difference.  There is no subject without an object.  There is no you and me without a distinction between you and me.  We’re not aware of something until it calls attention to itself. I have cousins who are […]

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