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My Book Philosophy: Reading Enjoyment is All About Your State of Mind

I'm currently reading Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by the recently deceased writer, Robert M. Pirsig. It's a mind-blowing philosophical journey exploring classical vs romantic understanding. And, of course, such a book has made me start thinking about my own bookish questions...

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It’s Just Not That Simple – Please Stop Trying to Make It That Way

This week the US is faced with yet another policy shift - increasing deportations. Whenever I ask people who are in favor of this policy why they support it, they say it will make our country safer and get rid of illegal immigrants who take Americans jobs. Why would this be bad? Here's the thing - that answer is just too simple. If you have a simple answer to a complex problem, you're not thinking. But, why do we do this? Why do we gravitate toward an easy explanation?

The People United Can Make a Difference: The Power of Protest

Yesterday, thousands of people at JFK airport in New York City and Dulles airport outside Washington, DC, and other cities across the US went to the arrival terminals of international airports and said to the people coming into the US from other countries - We stand with you.

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