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The Daily Dose – July 11, 2017

Notes from around the Human Experience… DUDE…PASS THE DORITOS: The Oregon state legislature passed two bills last week further decriminalizing small amounts of six recreational drugs. Among them are cocaine, heroin, meth and ecstasy. Good. The less criminal drugs are, … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – Minnesota Fats

Every living creature on this earth can do something great. – Minnesota Fats Minnesota Fats, born Rudolph Wanderone (1913-96), was an American pool hustler, and today’s Thought comes from an appearance he made on the 25th anniversary special of ABC’s … Continue reading

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The Daily Dose – July 10, 2017

Notes from around the Human Experience… CAPSULE 1970’S MADE FOR TV MOVIE REVIEW: Jesus of Nazareth: It had been many years since we’ve seen this generally critically acclaimed movie. We were still kids and religion was a big part of … Continue reading

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The Daily Dose – July 9, 2017

Notes from around the Human Experience… AMERICA, LAND OF THE FREE, HOME OF THE KLAN: When we first saw the story of Saturday’s Ku Klux Klan (KKK) rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, we thought the Klan would have long ago realized … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – J.R.R. Tolkien

  Do not trouble your hearts with thought of the road tonight. Maybe the paths that you each shall tread are already laid before your feet, though you do not see them. – J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings … Continue reading

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The Daily Dose – July 8, 2017

Notes from around the Human Experience… TO BOLDLY GO…WHERE WE’VE ALREADY GONE BEFORE: Vice President Mike Pence – whose motorcade we witnessed then reviewed in this space a couple of weeks ago – visited the Kennedy Space Center in Florida … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – The 14th Dali Lama

Through their own practice, individuals gain their own merit. The relics and rituals are only tools. – The 14th Dali Lama The 14th and current Dali Lama, born Lhamo Thondup in 1935 in Tibet, is the spiritual leader of Tibetan … Continue reading

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The Daily Dose – July 5, 2017

Notes from around the Human Experience… GREAT MOMENTS IN THE MINIMUM WAGE: Missouri Governor Eric Greitens this week announced he will neither sign nor veto a bill that would prevent cities and counties in his state from establishing their own … Continue reading

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The Daily Dose – July 4, 2017

Notes from around the Human Experience… HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO US: 88,026 days after America declared its independence from Britain, let’s take a look at how our Founding Fathers might regard the country the America they founded has turned into. Leading … Continue reading

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The Thought for the Day – Dorothy Canfield Fisher

If we would only give, just once, the same amount of reflection to what we want to get out of life that we give to the question of what to do with two weeks vacation, we would be startled at … Continue reading

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