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Cell Phones are Killing Off Conversation–and Civility

July 13, 2017

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What has happened to civility? By “civility” I mean several things: ‒ politeness; ‒ the ability to listen to a contradictory opinion without knocking someone unconscious with your riot baton because they don’t agree with you; ‒ the simple human activity of entertaining different points of view from your own as possibly being valid; ‒ […]

Retired, Not Dead

January 8, 2017

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I thought you were retired,” is something I hear occasionally from friends and acquaintances. Sometimes I think they are thinking, but not saying, “you still alive?” Let me indulge myself a bit here, for “retirement” is just another word with little meaning in my real life, as I suspect for a lot of baby boomers. […]

To Change or Not to Change, Part 2

January 8, 2017

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To Change or Not to Change, Part 2 Last week we took up the question of how much of the past needs to be preserved in a rapidly changing world which seems invariably to favor the new. We took a brief look at the Christian church, and the subject of teaching, then and now. We […]

To Change or Not to Change, Part 1

November 29, 2016

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William Shakespeare of course put the phrase into English coinage a lot more eloquently than me: To be, or not to be, that is the question: Whether ’tis Nobler in the mind to suffer The Slings and Arrows of outrageous Fortune, Or to take Arms against a Sea of troubles, That was Hamlet’s soliloquy in […]