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Life’s controlling ’ceptions vs reality …

Innumerable are the words within the English language that end with ’ception, the most influential of which would most certainly be perception and deception! How one perceives whatever is happening at any given time is inevitably greatly influenced by the deception that too customarily precedes it, often beginning from infancy.

It appears that mankind in the aggregate continues to be so manipulated-–from modern day commercials to as far back as the continuous waging of war itself. Continue reading Life’s controlling ’ceptions vs reality …

Voting rights matter

I graduated from high school just a few months before the monumental Voting Rights Act was passed on August 6, 1965. In the photographs of President Lyndon B. Johnson signing that day, we see faces of joy with tears flowing from a weary yet jubilant community of African-American sisters and brothers and their allies surrounding him. I was a teenager then, living in a small rural town in Colorado. As someone who could not yet vote, I didn’t realize all that it would mean to millions who had been denied that very fundamental right of living in a democracy. Even though I had read about it, I didn’t fully understand all the trials that courageous leaders endured to get this epic legislation through Congress and to the President’s desk. Continue reading Voting rights matter