Texas Shooting: Division or Bridges?

These days I am often shocked by what I see on my timelines. Mainly Twitter, the site I am most active. Hate speech. One camp adores a guy who makes fun of a disabled reporter and calls unattractive women “pigs” while the other camp makes as spiteful “fun” about a president who cannot think very well and possesses a fair amount of potential for jokes about his looks himself. “A man without ethics is a wild beast loosed upon this world.”–Albert Camus A country divided What I want to share with you today is a commentary I just came across on my go-to site: Der Spiegel The commentary is not… Read More

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This Present Moment, Frankly, Sucks!

Guest Post by Nicole Chardenet Nicole caught my eye after reading some of her outspoken, thought-provoking yet entertaining pieces. I know you’ll love her just as I do. I am happy and proud to present: Mindfulness teaches us to live in this present moment which is the only moment we have. Unfortunately, what I was mostly mindful of this summer is how much this present moment really annoys the crap out of me! We had a lot of rain in Toronto. The jet stream decided to summer over southern Ontario this year which led to a cooler, greyer season preceded by a boatload of rain in the spring that shut… Read More

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Why am I so angry?

Why am I so angry? I am very angry. The world is becoming a snakepit full of violence and hate. Are you angry too? Deplorable Mitch Mitch is getting ready. He puts on his Lakers shirt, a pair of baggy Jeans and his “Make America great again” cap. He’ll meet with friends to have a few beers (local brew!) and some “real talk.” MAGA. That slogan resonates with him. Like many generation X people, he has less than his elders. Threats everywhere. Illegals, gays, black people, Islam, terrorists, feminists. Threats everywhere. His house is under foreclosure. The house where he saw his two kids grow up. Where he spent many… Read More

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