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Rethinking the Past

These are tempestuous times, and I’ve been thinking about heritage as seen from a modern perspective. In my genealogical pursuits, I learned that three of my great-grandfather’s older brothers did not return from the Civil War. I haven’t looked for … Continue reading

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Looking Ahead

I feel as though I’ve said this before, however, the overwhelming problem I see with a two-party system of government is that, in order to have any voice in government, one must align with one party or the other. The … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Control

One of the things that really attracted me to Stoicism is that it directs one’s focus onto those aspects of our life that matter in the greater scheme of things and that are ours to control. Today I was challenged … Continue reading

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What’s to be done about institutional bigotry?

Of course I lived in North Carolina from January, 2010 into May, 2013. I worked with some really good people, some usually good people doing good work, and a few I will never understand how they reconciled their views with … Continue reading

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A Word About Denying One’s Id

Nancy Gordeuk revealed a bit more of her private self than she probably ever meant to the other day in Stone Mountain, GA. She’d already screwed the pooch by ending the graduation ceremony of the school she founded before the valedictorian’s … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Ronni!

If you’re reading this and haven’t read Time Goes By, you need to fix that. Ronni Bennett is one of the main reasons I started blogging. She’s not only much better informed, but she also knows people. Happy Birthday, Ronni!

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Thoughts on Inflating One’s History

I’ve been thinking about Brian Williams’ problem. First, to put the issue in perspective, Walter Cronkite and the journalists of his era to whom Brian Williams is being compared didn’t deal with this odd conflation of real news and whatever … Continue reading

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“The Beginning of Love…”

The beginning of love is to let those we love be perfectly themselves, and not to twist them to fit our own image. Otherwise we love only the reflection of ourselves we find in them. –   Thomas Merton (1915-1968)

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A 10th Blogiversary

Ten years ago today I posted for the first time on Always Question. The timing was more than a little odd, if I’d stopped to think about it., but I didn’t. I do enjoy writing for the blog, but rarely … Continue reading

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I have questions about raising the minimum wage.

I’ve probably said this before – the last time we went through this – but feel that it needs to be said: there’s a reason that economists qualify their opinions with “ceteris paribus.” It means a lot of their opinions … Continue reading

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