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The Importance of Maybe

Yesterday, Susan Cartier Liebel (of “Build a Solo Practice, LLC”) posted a Taoist parable about the importance of keeping your perspective from getting too narrow. Here it is:
There once was a Taoist farmer. One day the Taoist farmerís only horse broke out of the corral and ran away. The farmerís neighbors, all hearing of the […]

Change

Over at the New York Times, Sam Tanenhaus has written a helpful analysis of the two major parties’ positions. Here is an excerpt, citing Michael Gerson:
“The issues that have provided conservatives with victories in the past ó particularly welfare and crime ó have been rendered irrelevant by success,”†Michael Gerson, the Bush speechwriter turned columnist, wrote […]

A Letter to AT&T

Dear AT&T Wireless people:
As seems to be standard practice for companies these days, you do not provide an obvious or easy method to give direct feedback on your products and services. So, after rummaging around the AT&T Wireless website for a while and finding no ways to “contact” you except when I need “support,” I […]

This is Why I Canít Vote Republican

From the New York Times, on the future of Sarah Palin:
Brent Bozell, president of the Media Research Center, a conservative group, called it a “top order of business” to determine Ms. Palinís future role. “Conservatives have been looking for leadership, and she has proven that she can electrify the grass roots like few people have […]

Some Thoughts on Free Speech

My brother†Adam posted something on his blog yesterday that spurred me to write down some thoughts I’ve had about free speech lately.
Adam often comments on the Opinion Talk blog run by our local newspaper, The Fresno Bee. Recently, one of the editors posted a request that people who participate there refrain from using personal attacks […]