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Boredom Never Killed Anyone But Avoiding It Has

Alain de Botton, British Author and Philosopher extraordinaire, has an interesting idea about addiction. In one of his publications, he describes addiction as the following:  “There are, in truth, far more addicts than we think. Indeed, if we look at the matter squarely: we are pretty much all addicts… addiction is the manic reliance on something, ANYTHING, in order to ...

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Your Family Is Biased. It’s Not Your Fault, Blame The Filter Bubble

When you search Google or scroll through your Facebook feed, (or if you’re checking your children’s social media feeds), you’ve likely noticed ads or posts that seem explicitly tailored for you.  That’s because most search engines and social networks are built to collect data on preferences (based on search history, the things you click on and posts) and “push” more ...

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Lent – A Time for Celebration

Lent has arrived. Millions of Catholics will go to mass today to receive their ashes.  Ash Wednesday begins a time of prayer, fasting and giving alms; though many people do not observe this sabbatical from self-indulgence. For Catholics, it is mostly a time of penance as we take 40 days to abstain from those things which bring us personal gratification. ...

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Can You Be Open Minded and Moral?

These days it seems the Democrats and Republicans both see themselves as the “moral” party. The Dems defining moral as open-minded and inclusive where the Conservatives believe moral is staying true to Christian values. As a parent, it can be hard to know where to stand. Children are notoriously open-minded as their brains are still developing and they are still ...

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Parents Snap to That Chat

What on earth is going on with our kids today?  Is it too much technology, social media, negative peer influence, or cell phone use?  I propose its all of the above.  Of course, there are underlying issues that dictate a child’s behavior in school and at home.  The home environment is very important, in fact, it’s crucial.  Many kids today ...

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Bring Back The Pledge Of Allegiance

One of the things I love about America is our freedom to express ourselves. It doesn’t matter if I agree with your opinion or not – you have every right to say (or not say) whatever your truth is and that’s a powerful thing to have. It’s a right we take for granted often. It’s a right many countries under ...

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Immigration – For Want of the American Dream

The current immigration conversation is a topic I am passionate about. After all, my family came here from Cuba in 1966, when I was a wee tot. Once Castro’s policies started to tighten its grasp around the throat of the Cuban people, a large exodus ensued from the island nation with thousands leaving by boats and landing on Florida’s shores/beaches. ...

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Raising Them Tough

Unpolitically correct opinion: we’re raising a bunch of whiny sissies and we have nobody to blame but ourselves.I remember the first time I described my kid as durable.I was with a coworker and it was in passing. In all honesty, I can’t remember the context, but I’m sure it had something to do with my 2-year-old tripping, crashing, or falling ...

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What’s the Message?

With congressional reports now having been released, there is an endless list of people that have been complicit in what has now been proven to be the U.S. government spying on Americans, and worse working as a political arm of the Democrat Party in an effort to thwart a presidential election.  This is the kind of stuff you read about ...

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Why Don’t Pedestrians Look Where They Are Going Anymore?

When I was growing up, we took our parent’s hands, stopped, looked both ways, and listened for any oncoming traffic before crossing the road.  Nowadays the young and old keep their heads down, eyes on the pavement, without even a glance up as to what’s going on around them before crossing the street.  What’s wrong with these people? Why would ...

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