Monthly Archives: February 2017

Trump’s Irresponsibility

Failure in Yemen? It’s the fault of the military. Protests at Congressional town halls? It’s Obama’s fault. Bad news about the White House? It’s the fault of the press. Donald Trump, like a great many children before him, is incapable … Continue reading

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The High Cost of American Medicine

May I tell you about the last few years of my medical history? I promise not to show you the scars. In June of 2012 I passed a kidney stone. The pain was intense but, because Char wasn’t home at … Continue reading

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Knowledge –> Understanding –> Wisdom

Please permit me a personal definition: Wisdom in the personal quality of being able to make decisions which represent a good balance between reality as it is and reality as it can be. Wise decisions are realistic without being caged … Continue reading

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Let There Be Truth on Earth

I like the song “Let there be peace on earth and let it begin with me.” It sounds like an echo of St. Francis. Peace is something we create, not something that is merely handed to us. And we each … Continue reading

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Living on Different Levels

Part of the complexity of life is that we live on multiple levels all at once. I am horrified by Trump’s threat not only to America but to democracy itself. The damage he has already done in sowing distrust and … Continue reading

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Still Doubt That Trump Is a Tyrant?

This is Monday, February 13, 2017. Trump has been the US president for a little over three weeks, yet there are still some in America who doubt that he has only one style of leadership, that of an autocrat (to … Continue reading

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Fundamental Cultural Transitions

For many people, perhaps most, transitions are hard. Change is challenging and, when it seems especially large, it seems threatening. That explains much of today’s political turmoil in the West. In the period after WW II, change began happening quickly. … Continue reading

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