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So why are we interested in civil behavior?

So why are we interested in civil behavior?

 So why are we interested in civil behavior? The Purple Tree has recently reintroduced another line of clothing that is meant to exemplify and enc...

Black History Month 2017: A Voice from the Past and a Present Reality

We have a new President of our country who introduced the 2017 Black History month with a re-introduction to Frederick Douglass by saying that he “...

A Reformation Thought Before the Elections (2016)

We are about to complete 499 years since the beginning of the Protestant Reformation in 1517. Many Christian churches, particularly Lutherans, are ...

Afraid of the light.

It was Plato (BC 427-BC 347) who said that “we can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when people are af...

How Could It Be Worse?

Difficult as it is to comprehend, it was announced on July 1, 2016 that income inequality in this country became even worse last year. (http://equi...

God and our Planet

Let me set the context first. As far as historians, archeologists, and anthropologists can determine, all societies, past and present, have some fo...

A Difficult Question and a Pensive Response

I was sharing dinner with friends last night when one of them asked for my thoughts about the kind of planet we were passing on to our children and...

Why Is It So Scary?

Here we are in the midst of another insufferably long election season. Mostly, we are focused on the presidential race, a challenge to reality at a...

A Few “Bullet Points” on “Thou shalt not murder.”

In both Hebrew as well as Greek, the correct translation is “thou shalt not murder.” In Hebrew and Greek thinking (and Judeo-Christian thought), o...

A NEW PRODUCT AND A NEW WORD!

It was Martin Luther King who said that “No work is insignificant. All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be underta...

Addicts or Crackpots: Thoughts about Electric Cars

It was Kurt Vonnegut (1922-2007) who said that “we are all addicts of fossil fuels in a state of denial, about to face cold turkey. And like so man...

Blessed Are the Restless

Thomas Edison once said that “restlessness is discontent and discontent is the first necessity of progress. Show me a thoroughly satisfied person a...