Do You Have Any Red Flags?

When I divorced and began socializing and dating, I began to develop some red flags.  By red flags, I mean…

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Home & Tribe

“Many of us are homeless in the West today.” – Johann Hari, Author (Lost Connections: Uncovering the Real Causes of…

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Blue Wave + Pink Wave = Progressive Tide (One End of the Rainbow)

What does being a progressive mean to me? I believe in social justice. I believe that the United States must…

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Political Correctness

I personally despise political correctness, but being politically incorrect does not give anyone license for violence, hate speech and incivility. …

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Unwelcome Behavior

“When somebody continues to open our old wounds on purpose, they must be told that their behavior is no longer…

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Civil Rights To Human Rights

Can you believe our government viewed Dr. King’s March on Washington as the potential “sacking” of Washington by Blacks as…

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Belief: Empowerment or Placebo

Will believing in something make it effective?  Bring it into existence?  Empower it? Will forgetting something cause it to fail,…

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Tact and Civility or Revolution

At a recent knitting group meeting, one of our members told a tale of trying to teach an elderly (94-year-old)…

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Resist Hate: Religion

I have two problems with religion: 1.  Fundamentalists, extremists, fanatics. 2.  Righteous intolerance and exclusion. I’ve been pagan leaning Wiccan…

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History Arguments as Distractions

Flaming and trolling are common vocabulary these days, but they denote different things (see Wikipedia) and may even mean different…

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