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Month: February 2017

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And When I’m Gone…

I’ve written before about the afterlife and my thoughts as an atheist on what happens after we die.  My opinion is that there is no afterlife for us, but that our legacy lives on in the things we have taught others, the ideas and thoughts we put out into the broader knowledge base of mankind. […]

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From the Book: “I am not alone”

I selected the phrases for my coloring book to say what I thought might be most important to others within the activist community.  But because the coloring book simply has the coloring pages without commentary, I thought I might use this venue to elaborate a bit on why I chose to include what I did. […]

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From the Book: “Resist Indifference”

I selected the phrases for my coloring book to say what I thought might be most important to others within the activist community.  But because the coloring book simply has the coloring pages without commentary, I thought I might use this venue to elaborate a bit on why I chose to include what I did. […]

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Bubbles, part 2

I posted a few days ago about the importance of getting out of our bubbles, but we also use our bubbles to keep people out.  We use them as shields to protect our vulnerabilities.  We stay in our bubbles with people who are like us, people who are open to who we are, because we […]

About the Books Mantras and Affirmations Coloring Book

From the Book: “It is not about me”

I selected the phrases for my coloring book to say what I thought might be most important to others within the activist community.  But because the coloring book simply has the coloring pages without commentary, I thought I might use this venue to elaborate a bit on why I chose to include what I did. […]

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From the Book: “When in doubt, listen”

I selected the phrases for my coloring book to say what I thought might be most important to others within the activist community.  But because the coloring book simply has the coloring pages without commentary, I thought I might use this venue to elaborate a bit on why I chose to include what I did. […]

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On Bluster and Bubbles

There’s been a lot of talk lately about the bubbles we live in.  If we restrict our experiences, the narratives to which we are exposed, the people and ideas with which we might be confronted, then we can pretend that the world is simpler and more aligned with our preferences. We can ignore the world […]

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From the Book: “I will speak up”

I selected the phrases for my coloring book to say what I thought might be most important to others within the activist community.  But because the coloring book simply has the coloring pages without commentary, I thought I might use this venue to elaborate a bit on why I chose to include what I did. […]

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A Shoulder To Cry On

Emotions are useful.  They are powerful.  They are our barometers for what’s going on in and around us. So why are we encouraged to stop letting them show? What is the benefit of keeping our anger, our disappointment, our worry, our sorrow to ourselves? The only benefit is that it keeps others from being made […]

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From the Book: “I will build bridges”

I selected the phrases for my coloring book to say what I thought might be most important to others within the activist community.  But because the coloring book simply has the coloring pages without commentary, I thought I might use this venue to elaborate a bit on why I chose to include what I did. […]