Robert Ringer Archives


The Joys of Black Friday

Posted on November 29, 2013 by Robert Ringer Comments (27)

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Well, here we are again — Black Friday — the official start of the Christmas shopping season.  But, unfortunately, Christmas shopping is no longer the joyful and relaxing experience it once was. How can you be joyful and relaxed when a teenaged sales clerk, with an earring in his nose and a tattoo on his […]

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Making Every Day Thanksgiving

Posted on November 28, 2013 by Robert Ringer Comments (21)

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Here it is, Thanksgiving again.  I love Thanksgiving because it brings back a lot of great childhood memories — turkey, giblet gravy, mashed potatoes, five or six desserts … the Packers and Lions doing battle on our black-and-white television set … snow flurries … the long weekend … and, best of all, family. Most everyone […]

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Dealing with Dicks

Posted on November 11, 2013 by Robert Ringer Comments (29)

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The bizarre NFL bullying case involving Richie Incognito (the accused bully) and his alleged victim, Jonathan Martin, brings to the fore once again a subject I have been spotlighting for years.  I don’t know the facts in the Miami Dolphins’ case, but I have long been outspoken in my belief that bullying is the most […]

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Going Head to Head with Ms. Snarky

Posted on November 1, 2013 by Robert Ringer Comments (12)

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I’ve written about Ms. Snarky many times in the past.  Her most noteworthy traits are that she’s eighteenish, delusional about her importance, and always has her antennae actively searching for a nasty encounter with anyone who carelessly crosses her path.  Even though she gives the impression of being omnipresent, she most frequently can be found […]

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Go for It!

Posted on October 29, 2013 by Robert Ringer Comments (13)

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It’s a serious mistake to allow yourself to get caught up in the “what-if” and “how-to” trap — attempting to project all problems and solutions in advance of taking action.  The reality is that no one can ever hope to know all the problems in advance, let alone all the solutions. Further, most of the […]

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The Unlikely and Remarkable You

Posted on October 25, 2013 by Robert Ringer Comments (10)

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The Milky Way Galaxy consists of something in the neighborhood of 100 to 400 billion stars, depending on which scientist you choose to believe. Further, the Milky Way — only one of hundreds of billions of galaxies in the known universe — is about 120,000 light years in diameter, an unfathomable distance. That said, if […]

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Message to Malala

Posted on October 21, 2013 by Robert Ringer Comments (14)

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Isn’t it amazing how the best aphorisms prove themselves to be true year after year?  Especially the one that tells us that every twenty-four hours the world turns over and somebody else is on top? Enter “I am Malala.”  It’s not just the title of Malala Yousafzai’s new book; it’s become a global mantra.   Who […]

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Mass Murders and Fear

Posted on September 25, 2013 by Robert Ringer Comments (12)

Thirteen people, including a three-year-old boy, shot in a South Side park in Chicago … thirteen more people killed just a few days earlier in the Washington Navy Yard … Newtown … Aurora … Tucson … Virginia Tech … everyone knows the locations by heart. About the only thing everyone agrees on is that these […]

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Does Self-help Really Work?

Posted on July 16, 2013 by Robert Ringer Comments (19)

Over the years, the term self-help has been used in the publishing industry to refer to a wide variety of advice books, from diet and financial success to love relationships and the pursuit of peace and happiness.  But what, exactly, is self-help?  Does it really work?  In simple terms, self-help is about learning, or figuring […]

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Exciting Changes and FREE eBook

Posted on July 9, 2013 by Robert Ringer Comments (24)

In an effort to continue to provide readers with the highest quality information about the workings of freedom and free markets as well as my insights into day-to-day life, I have recently made some significant changes that I wanted you to know about. The Web address of A Voice of Sanity has been changed to […]

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