Category Archives: Examining the Self

Opinions

Everyone is entitled to their opinions, and in fact, I am not sure it would be possible to stop some people from having them. Lots of them. But there’s a difference between having an opinion and expressing it, and also … Continue reading

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Burnt Cookies

This is just a quick question/rant, and I sincerely would like to have someone answer it. Why do people donate burnt cookies (or burned other baked goods) to bake sales? I am talking about cookies that are completely black on … Continue reading

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The Issue of Faking It

Some psychics fake it, to the detriment of all. It is better for everyone to understand that psychics are fallible too. Continue reading

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What Modern Poetry Is–And Isn’t

I love poetry as much as anybody. More than some, I am sure, though of course certainly less than others. I’ve studied it, written it, even been praised by a respected poet as having “it.” So I think I have … Continue reading

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A Turkey Visitor Provides Food for Thought

When animals come to call, what messages are they bringing? A recent visit from a turkey provides food for thought. Continue reading

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Recognizing the Truth

In searching for another topic entirely, I came across the definition of the new term, fisking, which means to take apart someone’s argument point by point. Any well-educated person will recognize that this technique has been around for many thousands … Continue reading

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What to do with Criticism

Normally, when someone (let’s call them person A) says something about someone else (we’ll call this person B), our tedency is to believe it without questioning it. But this isn’t always the right thing to do. The people listening need … Continue reading

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