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Gatsby, My Lost City, and The Crack-Up: The American Dream, An Illusion Part IV
    Throgs Neck Bridge, Long Island Sound       My friend Don Jenner off and on would suggest I read The Great Gatsby, or at least see the movie. The novel is set in a part of Long Island where he grew up and I attended the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. Whi...

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Terror or Love: It Takes a Community to End Terrorism
      “…for myself, it was only the fear of love from which one flees into absolute violence,” wrote Michael Baumann a.k.a. Bommi Baumann in his 1975 book Terror or Love? (originally titled Wie Alles Anfing in German.) Baumann was part of a now barely-remem...

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Wall Street: Face Reality and Work Honestly
Wall Street facing Trinity in the 1920s       Off and on, in the past year or so, I’ve been reading about Wall Street and a couple times came across images of the gothic cathedral at the head of Wall Street on Broadway, a half a block from the New York Stoc...

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2014 Year in Review: Robin Williams and Brittany Maynard
      2014 was full of big news items (Isis, Ebola, Ferguson, etc.) that received a lot of coverage for obvious reasons, but the suicides of Robin Williams and Brittany Maynard stand out in my mind as reflective of issues that perhaps aren’t examined as muc...

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Atlas Struck Out
      As a Christian, I often wonder about the popularity of Ayn Rand with people claiming to be conservative. Her best-selling novel Atlas Shrugged , regarded by some conservatives as a bible on capitalism and often quoted by members of the Tea Party, is n...

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Happiness and Work
      Most of us spend more waking time at work than we do in any other place. And our place of work presumably becomes the main playing ground in which we exercise the pursuit of happiness, an unalienable right written in the Declaration of Independence. B...

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Constructive Capitalism and Dr. Bronner
Dr. Emanuel Bronner 1908 - 1997       I can't remember the first place where I came across Dr. Bronner's liquid soap (you know, the one with the peculiarly verbose label with references to Spaceship Earth, Halley's Comet and All One God Faith!) - it was man...
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