Category Archives: Human Relations

My Two Transgender Encounters

I’ve known a couple of people who these days would be called “transgender,” though I’m not sure if they themselves would embrace the term. Using the grammatical term ”gender” as not-quite-a-synonym for “sex” creates an anti-concept  that confuses any discussion in … Continue reading

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Note to Self

What advice would you, as an adult, give to your 10-year-old self? Yes, a lot of people have written about that. The latest is psychologist Damon Ashworth, whose blog I read. Dr. Ashworth’s advice to himself is good, but rather general. … Continue reading

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Don’t Mistake Hate for Logic

We’ve probably all made the error of mistaking hate for logic. Of course, we didn’t realize it at the time. But that’s what we were doing. Yesterday’s blog post got me thinking about the problem. On my “Top 10” list … Continue reading

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How To Be Crazy — Constructively

A while back, I wrote about “How Not To Be Crazy.” And if you must choose between being totally crazy and being totally sane, it’s better to be sane. But let’s face it: total sanity is kind of a barren … Continue reading

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I Did Something Stupid Today

I did something stupid today. I got mad at my phone. And that’s a big part of what’s wrong with the world. Not the fact that I got mad. I’m obviously not that powerful. And thank goodness that I’m not: … Continue reading

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Democracy for Dinner

“Democracy is the worst form of government, except for all the others that have been tried.” — Winston Churchill It’s dinner time. You and your spouse decide to vote on dinner. Happily, you both love pizza with anchovies. The vote … Continue reading

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Touching on Joe Biden

I try to keep this blog non-political, and this blog post is no exception. It’s neither to support Joe Biden nor to denounce him. It’s just about my own personal experiences and thoughts. As most people know, Biden is preparing … Continue reading

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