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The State of Our Confusion

| May 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

by George Mitrovich Renunciation of thinking is a declaration of spiritual bankruptcy. Where there is no longer a conviction that men can get to know the truth by their own thinking, skepticism begins. — “Out of My Life and Thought” by Albert Schweitzer The Syrian Government dropped sarin gas on its defenseless citizens and 80 […]

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Explore Your Neighborhood Parks

| April 3, 2017 | 0 Comments
Explore Your Neighborhood Parks

This past month, a friend of mine who lives in Connecticut came to San Diego on a business trip. He commented on how lucky we are to live here. The weather, the environment, nature…all of the benefits of living in San Diego, and so close to the ocean, were just some of what he noticed. […]

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What Now?

| April 3, 2017 | 0 Comments
What Now?

On the Bright Side…. If there’s some benefit to having tripped into a New York City sidewalk pothole, trashing my ticket to “Hamilton,” sending my lovin’ kin, as a result, into an unexpected adventure of ambulances, emergency rooms, changed schedules, and so on, it’s that now, in a technologically-impressive boot and armed with crutches and […]

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Courtesy, Civil Society & Journalism

| April 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

By George Mitrovich Bret Peace is a graduate of Stanford University and the University of Michigan Law School. He’s written a book, “Actual Malice,” which documents the collapse of Congressman Gary Condit’s political career; a collapse brought about by the Washington Post and the District of Columbia’s police department. Peace’s book, written in partnership with […]

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Encountering Ayn Rand at Fourteen?

| March 4, 2017 | 0 Comments

I was 14 when I saw “The Fountainhead” with Gary Cooper and Patricia Neal. I saw the film on a Saturday afternoon at the North Park Theater (a 10 cents trolley ride from our home on Redwood Street on the border with South Park). The “gang” I hung out were all from the neighborhood and […]

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Donald Trump & Amazing Grace

| February 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

“Amazing grace how sweet the sound That saved a wretch like me. I once was lost but now I’m found. Was blind but now I see.” On the night he won the Florida Republican Primary, Donald Trump faced a crowded ballroom of supporters and several hundred media people. He began his remarks by saying, “I […]

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Practicing Civility in an Uncivil Age

| January 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

Therefore, putting away falsehood, let everyone speak the truth with his neighbor, for we are members one of another. — Ephesians 4:25, RSV In 1949 I was in the eighth grade at Roosevelt Junior High School in San Diego, watching with my classmates, for teaching purposes, a black and white film depicting an automobile crash. […]

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Mea Culpa

| December 3, 2016 | 0 Comments

By George Mitrovich   First, I predicted Mrs. Clinton would win. I was wrong. Seriously, wrong. That many others were also wrong, is of no comfort. Donald Trump is president-elect. In the aftermath of the election, I have read hundreds of articles, editorials, opinion pieces, essays, all finding common ground in their collective disbelief – […]

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Can America Recover?

| October 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

On taking office following the resignation of Richard Nixon, President Gerald Ford said, “Our long national nightmare is over.” Different time, different circumstances, but I here invoke the president’s words slightly paraphrased, “Our long national nightmare is almost over.” The first nightmare was Nixon; the second, Donald Trump. The first, a Quaker from Yorba Linda, […]

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Andrew Young Requests Fluoridegate Scandal Hearings

| October 29, 2016 | 0 Comments
Andrew Young Requests Fluoridegate Scandal Hearings

  Civil rights pioneer and former U.S. Ambassador Andrew Young  sent a letter to Georgia Governor Nathan Deal and House Speaker David Ralston calling for hearings to investigate why water fluoridation is continuing despite numerous reasons for ending the practice. “This is a civil rights issue,” he says, “and the people have a right to […]

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