Category Archives: Commentary

Gobbleygook

We all get junk mail, both at home and now on the internet. Spamming is commonplace and most of us dump the unsolicited junk emails without reading them. Something came across my electronic desk today that made me pause and reflect about our bureaucracy and the excess governmental verbiage called gobbledygook. I don’t know who wrote it. It was forwarded without attribution. The truth of the adage that “less is more” is proven in the following email. The Pythagorean theorem is explained in 24 words.…

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The Power Of Thought

There are some people who believe the thoughts we have for others are seen physically in our body language and sent ethereally through an unseen energy. It’s been called many things: prayer, light, vibration, and even the force. Assume for a moment that our thoughts are a personal energy that we can send to someone, even to the world’s leaders, the Kings and Princes, the Dictators, Presidents and Premiers and Prime Ministers all over the world. The men and women who govern different countries are…

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WHY?

You may heard the story by now. A young Vermont Mother killed herself and her two young children by plunging into an icy river. When I read of such stories, and there are too many of them throughout the world, I want to believe that there is a place of cuddling comfort and dancing peaceful wonder. A place where toys and crayons never break, and scratches, cuts and bumps do not exist. A place where teddy bears talk in happy colors, and puppies always wait…

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Freedom of Expression

A few years ago, in Salem, Oregon, there was a late night cable access television program where the host could be seen dancing nude and even defecating on camera. His actions, however offensive, were expressions of art and protected from censorship. Within each of us is an vast potential for individualized creative expression. We all have a choice of how we manifest our expressions, our art. Under the umbrella of art, comes a plethora of expressions: paintings, from oils to illustrations; music, both composition and…

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