R&R: Brotherhood in Marawi

http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/catch-up-tv/rebellion-in-marawi?cid=FBins When I first saw the link to this video and report, I opened it, intrigued. I didn't get around to watching it for several days, and I am thankful I did watch it in the end. I have the deepest respect for the men who told their stories in it, and for their willingness …

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R&R: A Simple Defense of “Ladies First”

I am a man. Well, almost a man. I’ve long considered twenty-one years of age to be the age of adulthood, the age of maturity, of full responsibility for one’s actions. There have been many aspects of manhood I’ve had to learn painfully and gradually, and many aspects that I wish I had been taught …

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R&R: Chapel Cross Controversy

This piece is a Reflections & Reactions (R&R) piece on the news article linked below this description. A college was accused of violating the separation of church and state because it displayed crosses and Bibles on its campus chapel. Please read the news article to better understand my reactions. http://www.theadanews.com/news/ecu-to-remove-crosses-bibles-from-campus-chapel/article_1cd2b69c-5d13-11e7-9715-3ba17866f73e.html I was deeply disappointed to …

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R&R: A Broken Valentine

Valentine’s Day; yet another holiday for the commercial consumer-driven capitalist industries to go into marketing overdrive. Pink hearts, roses, and chocolates adorn advertisements. The idealized image of the star-crossed lovers springs into public consciousness, front and center. Is that really what love is about? And I stand today on Valentine’s Day as a single man, …

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R&R: The Valley of the Shadow of Death

Death. An inevitable full stop, punctuating the end of material human existence. It cannot be denied; it can only be delayed. And delay it we’ve tried. Medicine. Exercise. Life support machines. Yet, the best mankind can do is temporarily hold off death. We can’t prevent it. And more often than not, we can’t explain it. Why do …

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