Tag Archives: balance

Where Is Political Polarization Headed?

What happens when political polarization is taking to the extremes?  That’s a question I have been contemplating lately.  Will the result be chaos? Apocalypse? Or something else? I don’t know, and frankly, I rather not find out. But if our … Continue reading

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Week In review – 5 Sep 2021

The saying that Time waits for no one was applicable to this week’s US troop withdraw from Afghanistan. Even though that not everyone wants to leave Afghanistan can do so, the official line was every American citizen and Afghan ally … Continue reading

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Week In Review – 29 Aug 2021

Although the September 11 attacks on America was 20 years ago, what happened at the Kabul airport this week tells us that terrorists still at large. Whether they are abroad or domestic, we can’t completely root them out.  Evil people … Continue reading

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On Finding Balance

  There is drought and there is flood.  Both involves water but in extremes. The peaks and valleys are not so different from anger and fear in our basic emotions. And these extremes can cause tremendous stresses even when one … Continue reading

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Government Scorecards

  The fall of the Afghanistan government this week led me to feel for the Afghan people.  They would probably give their government a big ‘F’ for standing up against the Taliban.  Particularly, when the President Ghani fled the country. … Continue reading

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Predatory Capitalism

Predatory capitalism has been called “domination and exploitation [in]. . . economic practice,” or “capitalism without a conscience.” But wait, isn’t capitalism supposed to be good (at least from the US perspective)? Isn’t it supposed to bring out the best … Continue reading

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“Code Red For Humanity”

  Sounds alarming? Yes, that is what the report issued by the UN yesterday called it. You see, we have talked about climate change long enough, now it’s becoming a crisis. Just look at the catastrophes of heat waves, wildfires, … Continue reading

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The Indispensable Chip

  Small chips are causing big problems all over the world.  Microchip that is.  Who would have thought cars, computers, even washing machines would become short in supply because of the little chips, or the lack of them. These microchip … Continue reading

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“Keep Planting” 

  Admittedly among all the climate change related catastrophes around the world, one couldn’t help but feel a bit anxious.  What is happening:  extreme heat in US Pacific Northwest, wildfires in California, floods in Europe and China, unstable currents in … Continue reading

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AMOC Gone Wrong?

AMOC stands for the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation, commonly known as the Gulf Stream.  It is an important part of our ecology and history.  Many lives depend on it.  But now due to climate change, the Gulf Stream is flowing … Continue reading

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