Category Archives: beliefs

Charlie Hebdo + Ideas…

I’m still thinking about the Charlie Hebdo tragedy. I tend to do that when I have conflicting feelings about something — unresolved internal issues. By the time we’re 14 or so, most of us have realized that ridiculing someone — … Continue reading

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Tackling the ‘climate change’ dragon

What exactly do I believe about climate change? And why do I want to know? Lately I’ve found myself sometimes getting into a state of near panic when I think about it. Lurking in the background of my life these … Continue reading

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What’s in a name?

People change their names for so many reasons.  I first became aware of this with women I knew who changed their names as a part of their working through experience of abuse. Then there are those who have felt oppressed … Continue reading

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Thinking about ‘critical-judgmental’…

I posted this on Facebook recently*: “Ploughing through the shock-value, mud and bugs in the swamp of this gentleman’s lifestyle/behaviour, I was rewarded by the Precious inside him…. Smells like integrity to me – a quality I profoundly respect and … Continue reading

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Desperate need…

Like most moms, I love my children enough that I would probably die for them.  I also enjoy their cousins and their friends, especially now that my kids are in their thirties, and the others have been coming around for … Continue reading

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Thinking about guns….

“There are lessons here on U.S. gun culture, and the risks inherent in allowing a prevalence of weapons that makes it easy for the deranged — as the killer must surely have been — to obtain them.”* “The deranged”.   How … Continue reading

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A few words for Skepticism

It seems to me that a few words about Skepticism* are in order.  I have talked about coming out as an atheist**; but I think it’s time to come out as a Skeptic too. Skepticism seems a little harder for … Continue reading

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