Explaining Twitter To Abraham Lincoln

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I sat next to Abraham Lincoln at dinner two nights ago. He was fascinated by all the modern communication devices we have nowadays. I tried to explain to him that our current president was using only 140 characters to speak directly to the people of this country. Mr. Lincoln was baffled. He said, “I never liked to give long speeches but I can’t understand how anyone can be that brief and be properly understood.”

Margaret Sanger…Banned in Boston

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She was not allowed to speak at a public forum here in Boston by Mayor James Michael Curley.

FYI this kind of thing is still possible the way we are currently going in this country.

A Father’s Day Meditation

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The Good…..The Bad…..The Ugly

New Leaders In Training

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I’ve grown pretty disgusted with the leadership qualities of males. They (spoiler alert: we) seem hard wired for conflict and in general tend to listen badly. It’s way past time for the pendulum to swing in the the other direction.

Between a Rock and a Hard Place

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Living in Boston as I do, it is not at all unusual to see folks who are having a difficult time getting by. I regularly tell myself that taking pictures of them is kind of unfair. And in a way it is.

Showing off other people’s misery can be thought of as cruel. But on the other hand, it’s a part of life that we, way too often, choose to ignore. In this vastly unequal economy that we now live in, not seeing other people’s plight is also cruel.

Tempus Fugit

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One morning, without warning, you see an old person staring back at you in the mirror. It comes as a shock to realize that wrinkled face is yours.

A Misleading Concept

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The older I get, the more I’m troubled by our concept of “self”. To me it tends to necessitate the need for an “other”. This puts these concepts in opposition to each other and that’s where all the trouble starts.

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