Tag: "greed"

How I found relief amidst so much bad news

January 18th, 2013
Just when my ears had heard all they could take, the world called out more bad news. Kids killed kids in a school, adults poured oil over a coastline, countries polluted the air with missles -- it was more than could bare. No matter what I did, I couldn… more »

Control in Nature

January 11th, 2013
Calendars. They always get a lot of attention this time of year, and 2012 was exceptionally ripe for observation, thanks to the end of the Mayan's version. And speaking of endings, this is the last post in my series that looks at the human need to be in control, how it gets the best of us, how it can feed selfishness and greed. Crazy as it may seem, I'd like to use the calendar to show how we've come to believe that Nature should abide to our control. more »

Control in Communication

October 26th, 2012
Outline: I can remember being a kid in social studies class, listening to the teacher explain the difficult job of a newscaster: to report the evening news without interjecting opinion. That was 30 years ago. A long time before that, newspapers g… more »

Control in Democracy

October 3rd, 2012
I fear that the best of us are going to walk away from the polls without casting a vote. Distrust and dissatisfaction prevails: is any candidate worthy of my support? Yet as someone lucky enough to have been born in America (a free country, a breathtaki… more »

Don't Be Afraid

October 29th, 2010
Tomorrow is Election Day. While most of us are looking forward to the end of the campaign trail, bloggers like me are encouraging voters like you to take a deep breath and go to the polls. I recently posted a few suggestions for researching the… more »