Month: September 2017

Gender Equality?

An online CNN headline reads: How to teach children about gender equality. The closing sentence after a fairly well-sized article and accompanying video says, “When I asked them [5th and 6th grade students] if they would tell their sons and daughters that girls and boys are different, they unanimously said they would tell their kids …

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Who Me?

Which word connects these five sentences? The world of baseball went wild in the spring of 1974 when Hank Aaron broke Babe Ruth’s home run record. It was at the height of the hurricane when three men and a woman, crewing the Coast Guard Sikorsky Jayhawk helicopter, took off hoping to home in on the …

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Encouraging Loneliness

A headline from the Wall Street  Journal, “Innovation in Health Care” report reads: Government Role in Fighting Loneliness. More accurate would be: Government Role Over the Years in Causing Loneliness. So many government policies have been factors in breaking up families, reducing the need for belonging to churches and social groups, and making people think …

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An Honest Man

Sometimes, what I start out thinking I am going to write about and what I end up saying are entirely different. Last week was a case in point. I intended to write about the book I had just read, Will and Ariel Durant: A Dual Autobiography, but from an entirely different perspective than I ended …

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9/11 and Hurricanes

As devastating as the weather has been to so many people, neighborhoods and cities, it is better to face the ‘wrath of nature’ than the hatred and evil of people as America did 16 years ago today.

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