Prejudice is assuming all members of a group are the same. A negative prejudice about a group of humans is bigotry. For early humans, prejudice was a survival instinct. For example, if someone ate a poisonous fungus and died, others would avoid all funguses. They would miss out on delicious mushrooms, but the prejudice against…

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Years ago I got in a discussion with an online group about the worst natural disaster. Strangely, everyone preferred the disasters they experienced themselves. People who lived where there are hurricanes said they knew when those were coming and could shelter from them. People who lived where there are tornadoes said those are rare and…

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One (maybe the only) advantage to the Corona virus epidemic is it has provided something other that presidential election politics to talk about. But politics are everywhere. One definition of the word, politics, is “a conflict between people or groups trying to achieve power.” I know some people who have stopped attending any church because…

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Years ago some people talked about trickle down economy, meaning if the big businesses got more money some of that would trickle down to help everyone else. With the current economic problems and talk about government help to big corporations we’re dealing with the same concept. Here’s an idea for an experiment to see if…

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I have many shelves full of books by authors I’ve met, mostly at writers conferences. I bought Waiting For God because it was written by Xochitl Dixon, who I’ve met and admire. Little did I know how helpful this book would be at this time in history. It’s a month long devotional with the subtitle,…

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I was a Girl Scout when I was a kid (back in ancient history) and we were supposed to do one good deed every day. In spite of all the bad news and scary reports during this pandemic, it seems to me lots of people are doing good deeds lately. Teachers are spending hours teaching…

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My name is Janet Ann Collins and I’m an internet addict with no intention of getting into recovery.. If you had asked me forty or even thirty years ago if I could do without the internet I’d have thought you were crazy. But I was unable to get online for about four days, and still…

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