Monuments, Masks and Flags

The country is going through an awakening. The time for facing societal prejudices and discrimination is long overdue. The status quo has been that it will be run according to white, Christian principles and oh yea, there are black people here too. Over the past couple decades this has been challenged with an increase in […]

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Black Lives Matter

It has been a long time since I’ve written a post on this blog. Long gone are the days of being single without children when I had the energy to get involved in many things big and small. Well, we’re certainly going through a movement now and a long overdue one. Today is Junteenth celebrating […]

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America – the ‘we’ illusion

We the people, have it drilled into us that we are to be patriotic. We must say the Pledge of Allegiance at the start of every school day, we sing the Star Spangled Banner before every sporting match and politicians everywhere proclaim they are simply representing what ‘Americans,’ or in the Republican case, ‘Real Americans,’ […]

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A View of Life Through Central Asia

I had not been to the circus in probably 30 or so years. So when my wife mentioned that perhaps we should take the kids to go see The Garden Bros. showing at The Cow Palace I thought it might be fun for the kids. What I learned is how different my views have become […]

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The Fourth of July 2019

It is the 4th of July, a holiday where the citizens of the USA show how proud they are to live in the free and home of the brave with cookouts, over the top flag outfits and fireworks. But for me, this was the worst 4th of July I’ve ever had. I spent the evening […]