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Visibility, Innocence, and Compassion
A recent news photo showed a policeman approaching a drowned refugee toddler.  An interview with the toddler’s father revealed that he had lost his wife and both of their children in a desperate attempt to cross the Mediterranean to a Greek island.   The im...
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The Wisdom to Know the Difference
In 1941, Alcoholics Anonymous adopted a short prayer, a modified version of a longer one by Reinhold Niebuhr.  The AA version goes as follows: God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, The courage to change the things I can, And the w...
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That Saved a Wretch Like Me
Last week, President Obama sang the first verse of Amazing Grace at a memorial service for those slain in the mass shooting at an African Methodist Episcopal church in Charleston, South Carolina. Perhaps many of you will be aware that the song was written b...
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One Nation Under God
One Nation Under God The U.S. pledge of allegiance was written in 1893 as follows: "I pledge allegiance to my Flag and the Republic for which it stands, one nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all."   Notice that there is not a reference to a ...
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Contributing to a Better World
Contributing to a Better World Each one of us contributes to the improvement or degradation of our culture.  In order to decide which of our actions are positive and which are negative, we have to establish a basis for deciding what is good and what is evil...
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How Sick is Sick?
How Sick is Sick Sick is pretty obvious some of the time.  The coughing, sneezing, miserable looking person is sick and probably very aware of it.  Other times sick is stealthy.  A friend of mine became very thirsty, day and night.  His favorite drink was C...
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Degrees of Freedom
Degrees of Freedom Part of my engineering education was to learn that objects can be described as having various degrees of freedom.  An ant crawling along a straight wire could be described as having one degree of freedom.  Crawling on a flat surface would...
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What are we afraid of?
What Are We Afraid Of? I know of a young couple and their child who were killed recently when a chunk of concrete fell off of a bridge and onto their car.  I will probably think about that the next few times I go through an underpass or tunnel, but it sure ...
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Latest post in a series on my blog, "Kent's Life".
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