Archive for June 2024

Highlights for Children

Highlights for Children is an American children’s magazine. I can fondly remember spending hours thumbing through the pages. I always looked for the “Hidden Pictures” feature. I was so excited as a kid to look for the smaller hidden images found within one large picture. Actually, I hate to admit it, but I found a…

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Prejudice in our thinking

Here’s an observation that might be more “anecdotal” than actual. It seems that once adults make up their minds, they very rarely change them. For example, when it comes to watching or listening to the news, one person is drawn to the right and another to the left. You just don’t see people approaching the…

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A house divided

The present state of the United States has been termed a “divided nation.” We’re divided depending on where you stand in politics, education, climate change, gun control, immigration, “you name it.” Even the casual observer has to feel a tinge of fear or worry. Listening to a radio podcast, I couldn’t help but think of…

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Word police

There is a troubling trend in the world that should be troubling all of us. It’s the changing of language and words in order to fit a certain narrative or philosophy. I may sound like “Chicken Little” in the blog post, but I don’t believe I’m wrong. In George Orwell’s novel, “1984”, written in 1949,…

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