Category Archives: Integrity

But Now I See

Originally posted on oldmainer:
A while ago, my wife and I were going through a closet, cleaning out some stuff we never use.  Among the items were some stuffed animals that had sat on the shelf for years which I…

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Support Our Troops

Every once in a while, I stumble across a post or video that is so powerful, I just have to share it.  Today is one of those days.  This video was made by a 15 year old girl.  Not a … Continue reading

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Speaking With Your Heart

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, concerned citizens can change the world. Indeed it is the only thing that ever has. ~ Margaret Mead I saw this quote on the blog “Soul Gatherings” . It was ironic because … Continue reading

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And The Circle Goes Round and Round

A couple of weeks ago, I posted a piece relative to the good citizens of Portland, Maine passing by a large margin, the right for anyone over 21 to legally carry up to 2.5 ounces of marijuana.  Over 70% of … Continue reading

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Just Another Break In The Wall

Yesterday seventy percent of the good citizens of Portland (or should that now be Potland) Maine voted to legalize marijuana. Yup, it is now OK for anyone 21 or over to possess up to 2.5 ozs of weed.  However, it … Continue reading

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So Why Am I Angry?

I am a guy that loves to read a feel good story, which I don’t get to do very often, given all the local and national crises that permeate our media.  But this week was different.  I had not one, … Continue reading

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Yeah, But

“We want the facts to fit the preconceptions.  When they don’t it is easier to ignore the facts than to change the preconceptions” Jessamyn West American Author 1902-1984 I read this quote recently and thought to myself “old Jessamyn may … Continue reading

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Making His Point

According to recognized aero-technical tests the bumblebee cannot fly because of the shape and weight of his body in relation to the total wing area. But the bumblebee doesn’t know this, so he goes ahead and flies anyway. @@@@@ David strolled down the … Continue reading

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I See Therefore You Are

I would like to forward a hypothesis.  I believe that our paradigms are formed primarily from sight.  That our vision of an item or another person sets the basis from which all other assumptions and conclusions stem.  Given their ability … Continue reading

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The Color Of Reality

I read this morning that General Mills is embroiled in a big flap over a commercial they have just started airing.  It is for their Cheerios brand cereal and, heaven forbid, features an interracial couple and a biracial child.  For … Continue reading

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