Knowing things is useful and helps us make decisions. Obviously. However, we each, individually, can’t know everything. Not only that, but what is considered correct sometimes changes over time and unless you are somehow connected to the discussion, you might miss that. So we often turn to those more knowledgeable than us to get more […]
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Can you define education? Chances are you automatically think of the standard institutional model which claims to educate our children. All those classes and subjects, we are told, are basic to a well-rounded education. You would do well to ask who decided this and on what basis. I hate to get bogged down in the […]
When I crashed on my bicycle in Taiwan few years ago, I broke my face in 4 places, but I couldn’t convince the emergency room staff to even look at my face because they saw some skin abrasions on my shoulder and knee. My face looked fine on the outside. My face wasn’t even in […]
If you think it is okay to do this, then your definition of “freedom for all” is suspect.
A tiger’s conscience is his stomach.
There are two completely opposing answers you are likely to get if you ask the question,”Should a freedom lover work for the government?” Those who believe government protects our freedoms will say, “yes,” often equating such employment to religious commitment. Those who observe that any government other than self-government is using force to ensure compliance […]
“What are you doing to fight human trafficking?” is the emotionally charged question that my college-age daughters are finding is prevalent at school. Some fellow students seem to think this is a good way to measure anyone’s compassion for other humans. Governmental powers are passing politically popular laws. Statistics and stories abound to shock people […]
Principle (in this context): a fundamental truth, law, doctrine, or motivating force, upon which others are based (Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Ed.)
Or Should I Call Myself a Libertarian? One of my college-age daughters asked me recently what a “neo-con” is. Though she can hold an intelligent conversation about important issues, political labels are often confusing. I told her there are reasons these political labels are both confusing and quite possibly beside-the-point. 1. Names of […]
It was advertised as Sunnylands Center and Garden, and I always enjoy visiting gardens when I travel. However, what I found was a shrine to a politically powerful couple that my public school education had neglected to mention. As I walked through the high ceiling building that displayed photo after photo of them, accompanied by […]