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Posted on July 28, 2015 by Robert Ringer

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Creativity is a trait we all admire. Original thoughts and ideas are valued highly in the marketplace. But most people believe that creativity is an inborn trait and is beyond their reach. They’re right about the former, but wrong about the latter. It goes without saying that some people are more naturally creative than others, […]

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The Polarity of Good and Evil

Posted on July 23, 2015 by Robert Ringer

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Being a glutton for punishment, I decided to tackle another one of those subjects that causes people to reach remarkable heights of irrationality, anger, and hysteria: good versus evil. Perhaps more than ever before in history — certainly modern history — so-called evil is rampant throughout the world. Daily occurrences of unprovoked mass slayings of […]

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Immortality versus Nothingness

Posted on July 14, 2015 by Robert Ringer

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I recently read an article about Silicon Valley billionaires who are intent on finding the key to man’s most elusive dream, immortality. Included in the mix are such high-tech legends as Peter Thiel (cofounder of PayPal), Larry Ellison (cofounder of Oracle), and Sergey Brin (cofounder of Google). These Silicon Valley giants are pouring vast amounts […]

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The Passing of a Real, Live Dirty Harry

Posted on July 6, 2015 by Robert Ringer

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As you may know, the remarkable Kirk Kerkorian passed away on June 15 at the age of ninety-eight. His rags-to-riches story is like a movie. As I’ve written about in the past, one of my great regrets is not having made the effort to meet a number of people whom I admired, and Kirk Kerkorian […]

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There’s No Backup System for Life

Posted on June 26, 2015 by Robert Ringer

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Have you ever given serious thought to just how ephemeral life is? I was reminded of this yet again last week when an important file — containing hundreds of documents and graphics — disappeared from my computer. Poof! Just like that, years of work vanished. Since Neolithic times — i.e., the era when floppy disks […]

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Thanks Goodness I’m Not a Cow

Posted on June 18, 2015 by Robert Ringer

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The longer I live, the more fascinated I am by two things. One is how much control I have over so many issues and events. The other is how little control I have over so many issues and events. The reason I can control so many things is because they are, for the most part, […]

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Is Sex Overrated?

Posted on June 5, 2015 by Robert Ringer

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I don’t recall the context, but some years ago a fellow I was involved with in a business deal took me aback when he said, “I think sex is the most overrated thing in life.” It was one of those comments that catches you off guard and leaves you mentally thrashing about for a response. […]

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Socialization as a Religious Phenomenon

Posted on May 5, 2015 by Dr. Gary L. Welton

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Every home schooling parent has been asked the S-Question: “What about socialization?” The implications (real or imagined) of the question are less than flattering: Students who attend schools outside the home are socialized better because they spend so much time with their immature peers, whereas students who attend school within the home are poorly socialized […]

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Torching the City of Charm

Posted on April 29, 2015 by Robert Ringer

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As the dependably vile Al Sharpton, criminal par excellence, arrives in Baltimore to stir the still-burning embers scattered about town, it’s time to reflect on the City of Charm. Baltimore is perhaps the most authentic big-city blue-collar town in America, but it’s also a sophisticated and historic city. It’s where, in 1814, Francis Scott Key […]

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On Demanding Dignity

Posted on April 23, 2015 by Robert Ringer

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In case you hadn’t noticed, dignity is a rare commodity in our decadent, morally degenerate world of the new millennium. We see confirmation of this all around us in such phenomena as: Talk shows that feature tragic people emotionally and psychologically disrobing themselves in public while sharing their most intimate secrets with millions of lobotomized […]

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