social media’s social disease

The late August headline was quite public; the subject almost public. The big players seem a bit confused about their popularity, assuming THEY OWN the little people who use their platforms. Facebook, Google and Twitter execs are holding a secret meeting in San Francisco to discuss ways to prevent meddling in 2018 elections Executives from Silicon Valley’s top tech companies […]

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Is Long Hair Making Us More Intuitive?

 Back in the old days and the ancient times, many cultures embraced people with long hair, because they believed that long hair was a sign of strength and spiritual maturity. The Native Americans and the Chinese are just a few examples of the many cultures that value long hair, which was why the men and women of these cultures back […]

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adjectives, adverbs and other parts

In many circles, you could be forgiven for thinking the English language is very small with a certain four-letter f- word having deposed thousands of newly obsolete. There it is hugely versatile, replacing verbs, nouns, pronouns, and often being a complete declaratory sentence all by itself. Adding ‘n at the end turns it into adjectives and adverbs. Traditional dictionaries and […]

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philosophy

A LITTLE COMMON SENSE FROM AN OLD COWBOY … Your fences need to be horse-high, pig-tight and bull-strong. Keep skunks and bankers at a distance. Life is simpler when you plow around the stump. A bumble bee is considerably faster than a John Deere tractor. Words that soak into your ears are whispered… not yelled. Meanness don’t jes’ happen overnight. […]

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enemies list

I was asked to un-click a couple of facebook boxes in my link to a friend. I honored that request, but sent him much of the following via private message. I unchecked as you requested in fb, but didn’t post the note on my wall. I have felt for years that nothing online is private. You probably know from my […]

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you are

You are not the shoulders you stood upon to gain a better view. You are not simply a product of those who laced their fingers together to give you a boost up. You are not the certificate someone printed upon completion of their course. While you cannot separate who you are from those parts of your history, you are so […]

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turn on the light

I lived my first 50 years in Sonoma County, California – according to famous botanist Luther Burbank, “The finest place on earth as far as nature is concerned”. As I gained enlightenment, I fit less and less culturally, until I did not fit at all. Hedonistic socialism is the opposite of dignity and self-respect. My answer was to move to […]

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