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13 Reasons In Reality

13 Reasons In Reality I just finished watching Season 3 of 13 Reasons. It reminded me of people I knew in High School once upon a time. I will not name names, but I do think it is an important … Continue reading

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Squeezed: Why Our Families Can’t Afford America

Squeezed: Why Our Families Can’t Afford America By Alissa Quart, 2018 In the introduction to her book Quart overviews the reasons why Families Can’t Afford America any longer. Student Loans and Medical Debt are a huge issue for Generation X … Continue reading

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Think On These Things

Think on These Things By Jiddu Krishnamurti, 1964 Self-Knowledge comes when you observe yourself in a relationship with your situation, you teachers are all those around you. It comes when you observe the manner of another, his gestures, the way … Continue reading

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The Age of American Unreason

The Age of American Unreason By Susan Jacoby, 2009 Jacoby writes about anti-intellectualism in America. She was inspired by the book Anti-Intellectualism in American Life by Richard Hofstadter, which was published in 1963. Jacoby points out that more than half … Continue reading

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Service

November 15, 2016 Service “Service” is the name of this week’s The Walking Dead episode.  I thought that the power struggle between Negan and Rick was a good subtext for the election this year and the subsequent fallout. Tuesday night … Continue reading

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Orange is the New Black

Orange is the New Black This week has been a grimm week in prison. First we watched Orange is the New Black and then Season 3 of Grimm. Though the completely different shows, the two do share a certain black … Continue reading

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The Americans

April 17, 2014 Spy Vs Spy Spy vs Spy is a comic strip in Mad Magazine, but it seemed appropriate this week. I’ve been watching The Americans. The Americans is an FX show that began May of 2013. It stars … Continue reading

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Origins of Oz

Origins of Oz As a child I loved reading about the land of Oz. Although unique in that it was the first truly American Fairy Tale, there appears to be more to it.  I took an interest in New Age … Continue reading

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Lust in Translation

Lust in Translation   Lust in Translation: Infidelity from Tokyo to Tennessee by Pamela Drukerman came out in 2008.  Former foreign correspondent for the Wall Street Journal now living in Paris, Druckerman offers an anecdotal exploration of the international etiquette … Continue reading

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To Repress Or Not To Repress That Is The Question

January 22, 2007 Is repression necessary for a functioning society? Does the individual have to conform in order to be healthy or is conforming merely the appearance of health?  Which is more important—the subjective inner truth or the objective truth … Continue reading

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