Monthly Archives: January 2011

Does belief in the afterlife affect our behavior?

I asked the question over on Linkedin. There are some interesting answers coming in pretty quickly. You might want to check them out. Or we could have this discussion here.

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The Social Network Abyss

I feel trapped. Ping, ping, ping goes my ‘puter. Ding, ding, dong goes my head. Quora – BranchOut – LinkedIn – Facebook – MySpace (‘member that one?) – YouTube –  Twitter – Flickr – Foursquare – Xing – Ning – Ping … Continue reading

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Fearless Hope

The eleventh anniversary of my mother’s death approaches. I can hardly believe it. We were fortunate; we were (my brothers and sisters) all able to huddle around her at her final hour. At the point where it became clear she had only hours … Continue reading

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Congressional Reform Act of 2011

Does it have any chance of succeeding (even if it is real)? If only it did.   It sounds like good, common sense. Oh, wasn’t there a book by that name? Oh, yeah.  It was an early pamphlet. It’s time to … Continue reading

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Lawmakers and Vitriol

Twitter is my news oxygen. This morning I watched the following tweet come up on my radar: alonhalfon Vitriol focus of lawmakers after Arizona shooting of Democratic Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (Los Angeles Times) http://feedzil.la/eyN77a 10 minutes ago via Newstreamer Here’s my tweeted answer … Continue reading

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Our Inability to Pay (Attention)

“The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots & tyrants. It is its natural manure.” ~ Thomas Jefferson, November 13, 1787 in a letter (from Paris) to William Smith There will be … Continue reading

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