Dorothy in Defiance

Most people first watched The Wizard of Oz as children, so as we saw it for a second time, we assumed that when Toto pulled back the curtain to expose the Wizard, Dorothy right-off caught him in his game.  But this is incorrect.  Dorothy walks over and asks the man WHO he is!  After he

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We The People: On Chemtrails

It’s amazing how rarely most people observe the sky.  To me, it’s like a beautiful blue pond always, everywhere above.  About six or seven years ago, I noticed unusual patterns of jet contrails across the sky and told my friends.  Two of them had noticed it as well and took it upon themselves to research

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The Wizard of Deception

I’ve been listening to a book on CD about the works of C.S. Lewis.  Lewis wrote the children’s book series, The Chronicles of Narnia, plus several other fantastical fiction works for adults and Christian apologetics.  He was a scholar of Medieval literature and a professor at Oxford and Cambridge. Lewis worked Medieval themes into his

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Microwave Quackery

So, this blog is sometimes inspired by Facebook comments.  A friend started a conversation with me in a news-feed discussion that shifted into the “dangers” of microwave cooking.  What’s interesting to me, is the THOUGHT PROCESSES which lead us to conclusions. Less so, the topic itself.  Here are the FB excerpts, then my reply: FRIEND:

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The Skinny on Fat-Loss Diets

My client has a goal to lose weight and brought this flier with her.  It’s meals sold by a weight-loss outfit.  Let’s briefly analyze. First, it’s all cooked foods.  The difference between a diet of cooked foods, and raw foods, is a topic whole books have covered, but let’s recognize that this company supports the

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Gun Control or a little Self-Analysis?

I find “the fallacy” of statistics interesting.  For example, if we were discussing public health conditions in New York City and somebody quoted that there are 7 million rats living there, one might query as to how the rats had been counted.  Now, this is a completely different discussion, rat-counting methods, versus the topic of

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How Bankers in Idaho go on Vacation!

My friend had me over for dinner last night and informed me that everything was organically grown except for the potatoes.  I said, “Thank you and no biggee on the potatoes.” “What could be wrong with traditionally grown potatoes?” she asked, “Because they are grown under the ground.” You can’t figure it like that, I

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Books Overshoot Attention Span

The thing about Facebook is that it’s training us to learn in spurts that are one paragraph long, plus maybe one picture.  Books are outdated simply because they run on too long.  Of course books are not outdated, but you see, within one paragraph, one may clarify, and still keep the reader’s attention.  I believe

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