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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Linda Downing

‘Going backwards while moving forward’

In another month we will be halfway through 2015. We have goals — or not. We moved forward — even if it doesn’t “feel” like it. The sensation of being thrust into this moment while being sucked into the vacuum of th...
Published: 05/22/15

Feeling insignificant is significant

There can come a time when one accepts, even craves, insignificance. Perhaps it follows a lifetime of striving to be our Type A best but never measuring up to our ideal, the sudden knowing that no business card, title, or achievement defines the itch...
Published: 05/15/15

What we think we see

A May 5 headline read: “FOX News Apologizes for Misreported Baltimore Police Shooting: ‘We Screwed Up.’”
Updated one month ago

Losing the courage of our convictions

“…even the United States appears to have lost the courage of its convictions,” wrote Natan Sharansky in a recent article for The Washington Post.
Updated one month ago

Reinventing myself once again

In his tongue-in-cheek style, Roger Simon, writing for Politico, analyzed the “new persona” of Hillary Clinton, the reinvention of herself in her newly declared bid for president.
Updated one month ago

Is it about Earth?

“It’s not about you.” That is the famous first line of the bestselling hardback nonfiction book in history, the second most-translated book in the world after the Bible — “The Purpose Driven Life” by Rick War...
Updated one month ago

What is religious liberty?

Religious liberty means the son of a former president, billing himself as “an unabashed atheist,” can use all the communication means at his disposal, look into a camera, and end his invitation for us to join the Freedom From Religion F...
Updated: 2 months ago

A modern Samson’s riddle

As with everything involving Israel, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s March 3 speech to Congress has been duly dissected — lauded by some and demonized by others. If it went unwatched, unread, or unnoted, then the obtuse will one day...
Updated: 2 months ago

We need to get over ourselves

When March is designated Women’s History Month, we should think of the women of the world, not just America; the poor, not just the prosperous; the abuse, not just the disrespect.
Updated: 2 months ago

Common dense could change us

Writing for the March issue of More magazine, advertising consultant Cindy Gallop said: “Men have no idea how much happier they would be living in a world that was equally informed, influenced, designed, managed and driven by women.” ...
Updated: 2 months ago