Privilege and Prejudice

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This morning I learned of the weekend arrest of actor Mel Gibson, star of the very popular “Lethal Weapon” movies and producer/director of the controversial movie, “The Passion of the Christ,” on charges of DUI. During the arrest, Gibson reportedly not only made sexually derogatory comments toward a female officer, …

The Many Faces Of Freedom

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Freedom encompasses many things. The freedom to live one’s life how one chooses. The freedom to live where one chooses. The freedom to express one’s opinion, whatever it may be. But freedom is also a responsibility, a right that we are given with an accompanying price. Freedom is something we …

A Road More Purposed

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Do you ever wonder what your purpose in life is? Have you questioned the very idea of such a thing? Is there really some guiding force out there directing our paths? Does a predetermined plan exist that we all unknowingly play out like well-programmed pieces on a celestial chess board? …

Tripping the Life Fantastic

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I wonder just how many people, when they reach their final years and begin to reflect upon their lives, mourn the precious time they wasted pursuing materialistic goals that the world tells us we should care about, but in the end we discover barely matter? A couple of weeks ago …

Where Do “I” Begin?

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If you’re going to write a book about yourself, then the first question you must consider is where to begin? Right now many of you are saying to yourself “Just start at the beginning, stupid!” Well, okay, that does make sense. However, I don’t have memories of every single moment …

A Passion for Living

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Passion. A powerful emotion, such as love, joy, hatred, or anger (taken from TheFreeDictionary.com). Passion is the driving force behind love, behind the competitive spirit that pushes athletes like Michael Jordon to excel above all others. Passion. When it gets into your veins, it lifts you higher, takes you further, …