We've Actually a Lot to Be Thankful For.

Time to Talk Turkey
Maybe it's Time for the Turkeys to Talk

I've been listening to a lot of Tony Robbins recently. He's really clear that what you focus on is what you get. In other words how we language things has a major impact on how the world occurs for us.

I can't help opening my eyes and seeing another individual tormented by the fact that Trump will be our next president and so and so will be our next head of XYZ agency, and that the world as we know it is going to hell in a handbasket.

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Explaining the Election to Your Children

In the simplest terms, “You win some, you lose some.”

In this case, we'll add, “Thank G-d that we're all still playing in the same league.”

What the hand-wringers after this election seem to have forgotten is that there may be more than one view of the world that is worthy of consideration. People have different ideas about the best way forward. The way of the liberal, at least historically, is to value the promulgation and consideration of ideas, new, old, odd, and just plain different.

What the hand-wringers should be telling their children is

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Election Day Greetings

My Fellow Americans:

I greet you this election day in a spirit of amusement. I do not expect to see any great shift toward a bold new world with either of today's presidential choices.

Either way, we tend to balance things. We may adjust congress in two years to moderate the effect of a too zealous leader. We may count on the snail's pace of political decision making to ensure that change takes a measured course.

But if we really want to see a change in the world, our job, today, tomorrow, and for the rest of our lives, is to

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The Shoemaker

An inspiring video to start your year:

May we all be blessed to find bliss like this in our work

Freedom of Expression

Those who often moan about the violation of their “rights” are often quite niggardly when it comes to affording those rights to others. We not only have a right to our beliefs, we have the right to spew them. We have the right to express ourselves in the most hateful, hurtful, vile manner we can think of (as long as we don't get naked, or put on blackface in some states, though I'd be happy to challenge the constitutionality of either restriction).

We even have the right to preach what we believe, whether it's

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