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Give Humility a Chance

This week has killed my spirit a little bit. It began when I turned forty on Saturday.  The day itself was fun, but it marked a moment in my life I’d been dreading somewhat this entire year.  Mid-life is officially upon me, and I have little to show for it.  Yes, I have great friends and […]

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Fighting Depression, Building Friends Up, Tearing Stigma Down

“It’s the same voice thought that … you’re standing at a precipice and you look down, there’s a voice and it’s a little quiet voice that goes, ‘Jump.’ The same voice that goes, ‘Just one.’ … And the idea of just one for someone who has no tolerance for it, that’s not the possibility.” Robin […]

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How I learned I’m a Religious Marxist and Other Silly Things

Today, I was told two things about myself I didn’t know (add groan). The first being I’m a Marxist. The second being that since I’m an atheist, I subscribe to a religion. While it’s entirely possible I misunderstood the person’s intent (this was after all a Facebook discussion, which aren’t known for their details and […]

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Thanksgiving Anti-Consumerism Hypocrisy Runs As Wild As Turkeys

Do you find the consumerism inherent in Black Friday appalling? Do you decry any retail shop like Target, Best Buy and their kind opening even earlier this year on Thanksgiving Day itself vile? Do you shout at the top of your lungs, “Thanksgiving is for family time, not for paying tribute to the greedy American […]

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The Forgotten Risks of Liberty: Honoring the Original Patriots

On this day 237 years ago a midst the heat of a Philadelphia summer, the Continental Congress officially adopted Thomas Jefferson’s beautifully crafted words and Declared Independence from King George and Britain. Americans have celebrated that day ever since as our Independence Day. While it has become a day of outdoor fun and family get-togethers, […]

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I’m a Martian American

  Last week, I changed my Facebook timeline picture to this: And added the following comment: “This is Mars. Sometimes I feel like I was born there. Or that some people would like me to move there.” I’ve been thinking a lot about that photograph since then… While I obviously don’t think I actually came […]

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