Category Archives: Beliefs

  1. Faith vs. the Four Ds of Despair

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    June 15, 2018 by Julia

    Like many people, my husband and I were stunned by Anthony Bourdain’s suicide last week. We’ve been watching his shows …
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  2. What Are We Fighting About?

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    June 6, 2018 by Julia

    We, as human beings, tend to get worked up. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing; I like humanity’s passion. But, …
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  3. Women, Men, and Equality

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    May 24, 2018 by Julia

    You can no longer tell a woman that there is a vocation she can’t do. But you can saddle her with a million tiny obligations to the world, so that she never quite makes it in that big, focused work. It’s like when Cinderella’s evil stepmother says, “Sure, darling, you can go to the Royal Ball tonight – after you do this impossible number of chores!” (Evil laugh.)

  4. The Two Kinds of Hard

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    March 7, 2018 by Julia

      I can’t write much about gun control right now because the anger goes straight to my head, like one …
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  5. Q-Tips and Critical Thinking

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    February 6, 2018 by Julia

    Could we, as a society, live without Q-tips? Probably, yes. Could we live without alcohol? Yes. Do we want to, though? No. Do we want to live without Q-tips? No, but I’m guessing we wouldn’t have quite the uproar that we did with the Prohibition.

  6. Take Heart

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    December 15, 2017 by Julia

        I’ve read enough self-help books to know that there can’t be one formula for well-being, but I do …
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  7. Sustainable Goodness

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    March 20, 2017 by Julia

    It’s hard to write about community service without boasting, or idealizing, or boring your audience. It’s such a relevant topic …
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