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Ideologically Speaking

We all like to be right.  In my experience, being wrong has never had a big upside.   It’s usually followed by taking the blame for everything from embarrassments to car wrecks, and is why we constantly try to convince people the truth is on our side.  The F was the teacher’s fault. The ways we […]

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Living In Oz

Two monks were arguing about a flag. One said, “The flag is moving.”   The other said, “The wind is moving.”  A sage happened to be passing by. He told them, “Not the wind, not the flag; mind is moving.”  – a Zen koan Freud said that society is a universal human fantasy.  The nations, […]

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One Nation Under God- Part 2

While courts may view the phrase one nation under God with some skepticism, the American people do not.  An amazing eighty-five percent of us believe the sentiment belongs in the Pledge of Allegiance.  That’s a degree of unanimity Americans share about very few things, and it makes me wonder if people have thought this through. […]

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One Nation Under God- Part 1

A billboard caught my attention today.  Squeezed between signs for a real estate agency and a casino, there was one with white block letters superimposed over an American flag.  It declared ONE NATION UNDER GOD to everyone passing east on Route 23. I immediately wondered what it meant.  Who put it there and paid for […]

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