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June 27, 2010

Just because something is right for you does not give you the right to force it upon me.

The forgotten and often overlooked foundation of the constitution: "Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness". Some say, "As long as I don't hurt you, don't mess with me." There's also the precursor: "Don't tread on me."

We must never forget to live and let live, to accept each other's differences and to question our own motives for another's restraint.

June 19, 2010

If we go through life blindly following our ideals, we will inevitably believe them.

"Go team go! Go team go!"

We are drawn to people and groups that give us memories of better times. That's what makes for a strong family, a winning team, a successful tribe.

We must work to ensure, however, that our support will also lead to better times ahead.

May 12, 2010

As long as we count Race, Race will always count.

To count is in human nature. We count things to see how much we have. We count money, or sheep, or goals scores and points won and we compare that with our peers. We count problems, and when we feel we have more than another, we feel disadvantaged. We count to see how we're doing compared to the rest. Counting is inevitable.

I objected to the question of Race in the recent census. I feel it gives credence to and perpetuates racism. However, it makes sense that all sides want to know "how they are doing." One could take the same stance against the question of age or sex. Perhaps the census should only count live bodies and be done with it.

The problem with the census is that it segregates us into groups. Groups then can easily be compared. Congressional districts can be re-draws to allow for better results. This effectively segregates us into different groups. Thus, the mere act of counting Race in gathering census data allows for segregation.

The one bright spot in all of this is the increased difficulty in counting Race as more multi-ethnic progeny are born; it's difficult to categorize people as belonging to a single Race. Perhaps the Race question will morph, or go away all together. The next challenge then will be age or sex or another question on the form.

Our only hope of eliminating racial segregation is the continued integration of desperate ethnicities into the genetic makeup of our people. Only then will we be free of racism.

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April 7, 2010

I've always been here. Here is where I am. I'm never over there because as soon as I'm there I'm here. Here is where I've always been.

March 15, 2010

"Eighty percent of success is showing up." - Woody Allen

February 14, 2010

Taste only what is good. Have only good taste.

January 13, 2010

"Beauty lies both in the sphere of truth and the sphere of taste... In the former, agreement is to be sought and engaging in argument can serve this purpose. In the latter, differences of opinion should be tolerated and there is no point in arguing to overcome them." - Adler, Six Great Ideas

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