Our Greatest Adventure

Thoughts about living from Shannon Alexander. Life is a struggle for all living beings, all the time. As humans, there isn’t a day that passes that we don’t feel the struggle of being alive, and aware of our “aliveness.” As humans, this is our gift and our curse. Some days the struggle is less, when…

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Oh, We Got Trouble!

Democrats of River City! Heed this warning before it’s too late! Look for the tell-tale signs of corruption! Corruption with a capital “C” and that rhymes with “T” and that stands for Trump! Donald J Trump has lost the 2020 election and ultimately it will be recorded as one of the most accurately counted in…

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With A Little Help From My Friends

We are sick.  America is sick.  Not just fanatical extremists, but all of us.  Every nook and cranny of our socio-political universe has been infected with the coronavirus to rationality; an invasion of cells that replicate within our innate decency and suffocate the ability to breathe reason. Strong words?  Not strong enough.  We have become…

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Speak No Evil

We have a president who calls half of the country “evil.” He calls Democrats evil because they don’t like him. They were predisposed not to vote for him because he isn’t a Democrat, but that should not come as shocking news. Republicans don’t vote for many Democrats, either, right? But this president is brand new…

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I’ll take “Patriotism” for the win, please

Let’s be very clear. What President Trump calls for, particularly with respect to our flag and standing during the National Anthem, is not “patriotism” but “nationalism.” Both are concerned with individual relationships towards nations, but nationalism is defined as our interest in the unification of a nation based on cultural and linguistic equanimity. Patriotism is…

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Pro Rights

There is a subject that holds the attention of our political divide where politicians swivel around its substantive reality:  the Right to Choose versus Pro-Life. I will begin by being clear: No “Right to Choose” advocate is saying that continuiing an unplanned pregnancy should never be an option.  My personal opinion is that the continuation…

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The Body Politic

I am a Democrat but I’m not anti-Republican. I am a Liberal but I am not anti-Conservative. What I believe is that liberalism is necessary to move our conservative nature in the direction of progress. Believe me, I have as many friends on the right side of the aisle as on the left and they…

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