It’s Not the Size of the Boat, it’s the Motion of the Ocean

We hear more and more debate about the size of federal government and what powers have been drained from the states in contrast. The argument from Republicans and Libertarians, in particular, is that the powers of the federal government have expanded beyond its constitutionally outlined parameters and that state governmental authority has been diminished. Their…

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All This Aggravation

Life has a way with endless random collisions to occassionally produce a juxtaposition that is so uncanny it seems cosmically intended.  At the very least, it arrests our attention and we draw relevant conclusions from the coincidence. While reading Benjamin Franklin’s autobiography, and contemplating his List of Virtues, I found myself most interested in “Industry” and “Silence.”  Franklin urged…

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The Internet, the Whole Internet, and Nothing but the Internet

“Truth” means being in accord with fact or reality.  The opposite of truth is “falsehood” which can also appear as logical, factual, even ethical, but is, of course, a deception, whether intentional or not.  As humans we depend upon truth, where it is assumed rather than being a subject of discussion; otherwise, how could we…

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