Getting Old?

Dec 15

Getting Old?

AREN’T WE ALL, but as they say, it beats the alternative. If we’re lucky, all our parts will wear out at the same time, and we’ll die peacefully in our sleep somewhere in our 90s. I know of no one who has accomplished this feat, however, so I’ve been thinking lately about what will give our lives meaning when we can no longer live, work, and...

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Take Action

Dec 02

Take Action

WHAT ARE YOU DOING about whatever it is you think is wrong with the world? Is it enough to simply express outrage at the state of _________ (fill in the blank), or are you obligated to do something about it? It seems we have three choices. Let’s say political corruption or partisan divide and deadlock is your pet peeve. You hate it, you call your spouse over to...

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Obama’s Immigration Move

Nov 21

Obama’s Immigration Move

WHAT DOES THE LATINO COMMUNITY THINK ABOUT OBAMA’S executive action last night? Day late and a dollar short, or is he doing the best he can with Republicans blocking his every move? And why do I have a picture of Regan here?  Anyone remember 1986? What legislation should Congress write and pass? What are the real issues and what would solve this problem?

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Honoring Veteran Tomas Young

Nov 11

Honoring Veteran Tomas Young

Iraq war veteran Tomas Young just died. Before he died, he made this video. Show it at your next Saturday Salon to get right to the heart of why we go to war, how to honor veterans without glorifying war, and how to use our voice and vote to prevent all the useless and horrific damage war inflicts. Possible Talking Stick Starters: Can you be a patriot and still be...

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The Lunch Date

Nov 05

The Lunch Date

WATCH THIS 10-minute FILM at your next Saturday Salon instead of pulling a question from the hat. Then ask the simple question “What was this film about?”  You will be so surprised at the variety of answers you will get! Great way to learn something about yourself and others. Perception is everything! Things are not as obvious as we think they...

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Interstellar

Nov 03

Interstellar

“WE’RE NOT MEANT TO SAVE THE WORLD…we’re meant to leave it,” says Dr. Brand in Interstellar, “Nothing in this solar system can save us.” What do you think? Is it too late to save our world, or should we start building space ships? These are not esoteric questions – we’re making decisions every day that shout our...

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Obama Bad?

Oct 26

“Obama bad.” That’s what former Senator, John B. Breaux,  claims most Senate candidates feel about President Obama. AND HE’S A DEMOCRAT! Should this be a surprise? I say the higher we put someone on a pedestal, the more violently we tear them off that high perch. It’s predictable. Instead of doing the hard work it takes to be an...

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