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white guilt and cake

It is a “let them eat cake” moment but others don’t seem to realize it. The cry of the people who say they don’t want to feel guilty about being white is basically the same as a rich monarch saying feed the poor and starving masses our cake – like after thoughts, decadence, desserts, unnecessaries. We don’t… Continue reading white guilt and cake

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when “be still” means “get off your keister”

It is a scene we’ve all read or saw in the movie Prince of Egypt, or The Ten Commandments with Charleston Heston, or that Exodus movie with Batman, or countless other animated versions for kids. Moses and the people of Israel are standing at the edge of the River and Pharaoh and his army are… Continue reading when “be still” means “get off your keister”

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love in the time of social media

I was recently bothered by a Facebook post, which is in itself a problem because I’m tired of people being bothered by social media in general. But I admit that I am not above the occasional occurrence of succumbing (succumbtion?) to media hype. Sadly. Regardless of the specifics, I mean you can insert any given hype… Continue reading love in the time of social media

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you don’t know what you don’t know

Or: How to be Self Aware in 5 easy steps. Ok, maybe not easy. I have always been drawn to people who are more self aware than others. I didn’t realize how rare this was until my early 30s when I was struck by how very many people don’t even begin to know how they… Continue reading you don’t know what you don’t know