Moral Self Licensing

I came across an interesting post from one of my British friends. It is about moral self licensing. That is a psychological term about how people who are actually doing harm believe that they are doing good. That kinda describes one or maybe both of our political parties doesn’t it? An example of moral self-licensing […]

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Guaranteed Income

Now that we are closing this current period of political idiocy, it’s time to start talking about things that have been put on the back burner. I know government dysfunction will not immediately end when he is finally out of office. There is still an enormous amount of work that needs to be done to […]

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One World Power?

Another NYT post spurred me into thinking again why must the US be THE world power. Who decided that and how do we get out of it? That is what this post is all about. I love how the article opened up with the fact that President Biden will never figure out how to eliminate […]

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I Miss Being An Evangelical

I know the title of this post seems very contrary to what I say here. But, there are some things that were just easier back then…

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From Stone To Metal

Last week on Trivia Saturday I told you a little about the Stone Age. This one is about the transition from stone to metal. Around 8,000 BCE people started making simple cold-hammered tools from copper and gold. With that accomplishment, the 3.2 million-year-old Stone Age ended, FINALLY 🧐 It would be another 4,500 years before […]

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How People Choose A Church?

Check out my post over at RedLetterLiving to see my view of how people choose a church and why some don’t choose any church.

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Out Of Fear Comes Paranoia

77% of Republicans believe everything Trump says. That can only be explained through the state of paranoia and paranoia as shown to the right comes primarily from a heightened level of fear and delusions of persecution. I know my Republican friends who might read this will be upset by this definition of them. I just […]

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Labels We Attach To Ourselves – Part 2

This post is a continuation of a couple of weeks ago where I tell you about the labels I have put on myself during my life. Some were beneficial and some were not. If you missed the first post click here. In 1986, just before my 40th birthday I labelled myself a married man. Just […]

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No One Likes To Be Told They Are Wrong

I know my Aspie traits make me hypersensitive to criticism, but I don’t think any of us take being told we are wrong well. Telling someone they are wrong usually starts a battle. So, how is reconciliation possible with the 70 million who voted for that incompetent narcissist. How do we try to get them […]

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Both Parties Need Serious Realignment

It’s pretty obvious that Trump and his lazy minded followers have left the Republican Party in shreds, or at least what used to be the party. But I kinda think that the same thing has happened to the Democrats. They are allowing the fringes take over and that disenfranchises too many people. They are such […]

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The Biggest Selling Point

What the main selling point for religious institutions? What gets them in the door? That’s what this Sunday’s post over at RedLetterLiving is all about.

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The Stone Age

For this first Trivia Saturday post I am going back to the beginning. The beginning of us humans that is. I am no longer an Evangelical, so I can see straight out here that that was about 3.3 million years ago, not the 6,000 years I was told to believe by them. 🥴 3.3 million […]

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Crazy Enough To Imagine

I, like most of you I imagine, have been in a pretty dark place for much of this soon to end year. But, who wouldn’t be given all that has happened. I won’t terrorize you with all the details except to say that it looked like, at least for a while, that the US was […]

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Our Place In The World?

I can’t describe how relieved I am to finally be able to see a brighter hope for my country. In that light, I hope we Americans among other things do some serious thinking about our place in the world today. It seems pretty obvious now that we will no longer be the super-power we once […]

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There Is Always A Tomorrow

(Until there isn’t) Procrastination is an integral part of humanity. We put off tomorrow what should have been done today. There is always a tomorrow, or is there? You should never give up on life until you take your last breath. It’s just too easy, especially for us old folks, to just give up on […]

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In The US The Tail Often Wags The Dog

Let’s face it, it seems our world has become dysfunctional of late. ☹️ Nothing gets done that really makes any difference. It’s hard to be optimistic about the future right now. I kinda think it is because we let the tail wag the dog in way too many areas. Let me give you some examples: […]

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Unity At Any Cost??

Now that the elections are finally over and that despicable person will soon be gone, I would really like to see some bipartisanship in our federal congress return. I can only dream that all of us will actually get along and maybe even like each other again sometime in the unknown future. I should be […]

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The “Public” Body of Christ

Just a quick snippet to tell you about a new post at RedLetterLiving about cathedrals and such. Are they really a good thing?

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Just Unplug It…

Part of my engineering career was spent writing script for a help line, otherwise known as an 800 number. I was pretty good at troubleshooting problems so this came pretty much naturally. One of the things that most often cleared the customer problem was a system reset, otherwise known as unplugging it and plugging it […]

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The Fiscal Conservative That I Am

I just finished a post over at one of my other blogs (RedLetterLiving) about how Christians should quit spending their money and lavish structures and instead go about doing the work of Christ. That post immediately brought to mind the same thoughts for our public institutions. Why do we spend so much money on buildings […]

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Work/Life Balance

The above graphic has been in my IN-box for way too long. I don’t have many words to say about it but I kinda think it speaks for itself. In my earnings years I found it hard to keep a healthy work/life balance. I was one of those who spent way too much time in […]

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Labels We Attach To Ourselves

A Life Coach Story We’re too attached to the labels/masks that we create for ourselves. We need to continuously step outside ourselves. We need to make fewer assumptions and be less opinionated. This would make us less combative, less fearful, less greedy, and more content. In many ways it is a simple as that. Childhood […]

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Life After COVID-19

I know there are many people trying to predict what life will look like after we defeat this 19th version of COVID. Being a techie I found the predictions of Bill Gates to be interesting. Here a a few of his predictions: Remote meetings will be normalized I can remember my time in the corporate […]

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