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Showing posts from April, 2007

Reflections on the News

The last two weeks have had considerable contrasts. A gunman kills 32 people a few days after a radio show host insulted a group people.

We live in a country where freedom of speech is supposed to protect even the most vile words. Offending? Sometimes. It seems as though freedom of speech became limited when two 'civic leaders' (who both have deplorable records with their own words) convinced the media that one man's words should cost him his job.

While one man's words offended, sparked controversy and ignited debate; another man's inability to express himself lead him to kill 32 innocent people.

Freedom of speech and the right to bear arms both come with immense responsibility. Neither is perfect, nor is either fundamentally broken.

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Learning to Fly

Sometimes it just hits you in a funny way. You go about your life as usual, and then you discover that fundamentally, you have been fooling yourself.

Sometimes, it is that simple discovery that allows you to make a simple change.

Refreshingly, today that happened to me.