Tag: debate

a short note to Trump and Clinton

I listened to a podcast this week where the storyteller – Tara Clancy – talked about being introduced to big thoughts, complex ideas, and philosophical discussion, in a home where there was no television, and after dinner entertainment meant deep conversation, the free exchange of ideas, and constructive repartee. “The free exchange of ideas!” Now there’s a…

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If the 2016 presidential election landscape really is the dystopian novel it reads like, then when was the apocalypse?

In many respects, I believe this is an apocalypse. When we become more interested in being right than in helping one another work toward life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, then our precious "rightness" is destined to lead this country that much farther away from our roots as a free people, and into the dangerous orbit of a dystopian future.

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“Scout for President” – Time for another dog blog

Parts of today’s blog were inspired by the following post from my friend Bruce Reyes-Chow: Applauding executions might be American, but it’s not Christian. Yeah, that’s right, Scout is thinking of running for president. Seriously. She took one look at the “presidential” debate yesterday evening and thought, “Why not?” It started when the audience applauded…

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