Category Archives: Life’s Lessons

The Ultimate Superbug

The news sometimes reports about certain superbugs bacteria that defy all attempts to eradicate it using antibiotics and other medical wonders.  They play havoc upon the human body by endlessly destroying tissues until the organs give up and the body … Continue reading

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Autism and Life as a Senior

I must first preface this article by saying that I have never been formally diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder.  However I was unofficially diagnosed by one of my children 3 years ago who taught autistic children and received a graduate … Continue reading

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Brawns over Brains in the U.S.

It seems to me that sports here in the U.S. is a dominant pastime.  To call it a pastime is even an understatement; perhaps obsession is more appropriate.  It dominants our TV newscast, occupying almost as much time as all … Continue reading

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Is Playing Life Safe Really Playing Life Safe?

The other day I was talking about hiking with some friends when one of them said that he didn’t like hiking on narrow trails with a lot of brush because rattle snakes could be lurking behind a shrub or under … Continue reading

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Welcoming in a New Year

On January 1st of each year we welcome in a new year as if it is the start of a new era, a time to start the clock over again and wish everyone a Happy New Year.  We make new … Continue reading

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Imposing Human Rights and Moral Values on Others

I am a very strong proponent of human rights and social justice, but I am at odds in my own mind as to what extent we in the U.S. or the community of nations (UN) have a right to insist … Continue reading

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Blaming Others

During these days of political and social conflicts we seem to be in the habit of putting blame for our failures and the failures of others on everyone except ourselves.  It is so easy to blame someone else because it … Continue reading

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‘The Pursuit of Happiness’

I have written on my Home page and on a number of posts in this blog that ‘the pursuit of happiness’ is one of my core values.  In fact I consider it my most important value.  Without it this would … Continue reading

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Playing Life Safe – Missed Opportunities

For most of my adult life I have lived life rather on the safe side taking few chances that would endanger my physical and financial well being.  I did few activities that could be considered risky and did not gamble … Continue reading

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Friends

One of my pastimes has been reacquainting myself with friends I have lost contact with for one reason or another through the decades.  Some of these friends I once knew in high school or college.  Some I considered very close … Continue reading

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Thankfulness

With the world in a bit of turmoil and our daily lives often one crisis after another we often forget that there is a lot to be thankful for.  Negative events and thoughts seem to poke their heads above the … Continue reading

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Overcoming Adversity – Opportunity

I have mentioned on a number of postings my learning disabilities and socialization problems (autism).  Growing up in the early 1950’s when I went to elementary school was not a very rewarding experience.  As a very slow learner with poor … Continue reading

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What America Means to Me

In spite of much criticism of our government and social issues, I feel that this has been a rather amazing country to have been born and lived in for me personally. I have truly lived the American dream and achieved far more than I ever thought possible. This country is far from perfect but it has much going for it to compensate for all its inadequacies. Continue reading

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Morality without Religion?

In discussions I have had with Christians I have heard it argued that “How can there be morality without Christian values?”  When I reply that I am an agnostic and feel that I have quite high moral and ethical standards … Continue reading

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The Golden Rule

The Golden Rule “Do to others as you would like them to do to you” or “Whatever is hurtful to you, do not do to any other person“ is a rather universal concept expressed by a large number of mainstream … Continue reading

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What Labor Day means to me.

Many of us celebrate Labor Day as the last chance to take a family vacation before school starts.  This used to be my view before my children grew up.  But now that I am retired and every day is a … Continue reading

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At the Core of my Values

Life hasn’t always been easy.  Having grown up with multiple learning disabilities and socialization problems (read An Autistic’s Personal Perspective) I had to struggle through school and college, getting a job, and establishing myself in society.  My only saving grace … Continue reading

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Retirement, Its Upsides and Downsides

I retired at the age of 65 after a good career with a good company.  It was a choice I freely made.  My work required quite a bit of traveling and I was tiring of so much travel.  I knew … Continue reading

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The Mother of All Problems that No One Wants to Deal With

I consider population a problem when a social-economic structure produces more problems than solutions and can no longer sustain itself.  We have witnessed throughout history the fall of many great civilizations and empires due to this.  Nations often try to … Continue reading

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Does Good and Evil Really Exist?

Themes in literature, film, TV programs, and other media frequently deal with good and evil or evil dominating the world.  Yet I question whether there really is good and evil.  It is often a matter of perspective.  There are those … Continue reading

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Science’s Relationship to Man and the Creator

I have posted many articles on my views of a Rational Universe and a Rational God.  I have revealed on articles such as Autism and the Lack of Spirituality the reasons why I am convinced that the universe is rational.  Science … Continue reading

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Why it’s Important the Youth of America shoud Vote

Young citizens are complacent and do not vote. They have a tenancy to be slightly more liberal than older citizens who do vote. Thus we have more conservative Republican Presidents. If young voters would vote there might be more balance in election outcomes. Continue reading

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What 4th of July Means to Me

To many the 4th of July means fireworks, a day off from work, or BBQ and fireworks, or celebrating the birthday of the United States of America.  But for me it symbolizes the struggles, hopes, aspirations, and opportunities my family … Continue reading

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It’s a Wonderful Life

We often do not realize how lucky we are until we somehow see how life could have easily taken a turn for the worst as in the Frank Capra film “It’s a Wonderful Life”. This post is a reflection of my trials and ultimate victories against odds in life. Continue reading

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Autism and the Lack of Spirituality

My personal reasons why autistic individuals do not experience spirituality as an autistic is because they are unable to pick up on subliminal signals (unknown to science at this point) from others. Continue reading

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