Striking At the Root of Our Problems

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The other night, my little brother admitted struggling in his Literature classes (not atypical for a boy). My eyes flashed at the first sign of trouble. Any time there’s a threat to my brother bear, the grizzly in me starts … Continued

‘Missed Connections’ — 5 Tips for Improving Your Social Signal-to-Noise Ratio

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Signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) is “a measure of how much useful information there is in a system (for example, the Internet), as a proportion of the entire contents. It is used in science and engineering to express the level of a … Continued

Every culture imagines life a certain way

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For some reason, I’ve been replaying a memory of two friends who got into a deep discussion at a get-together in college. We were all hanging out, grilling and having some barley pops for the Cowboys game, so – naaaaaturally. … Continued

Context Is Everything (And Possibly Our Savior)

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It’s no secret, revelation, or surprise that context – the circumstances that form the setting for an event, statement, or idea, and in terms of which it can be fully understood and assessed – is crucial. It can make or … Continued

Apotheology & Apotheism – How to Make Use of Beliefs, Even If You Aren’t A Believer

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When there’s not a word for how I feel, I make one up. Word roots, prefixes, suffixes… etymology gives me braingasms. So, when I started to work out exactly what I think and feel about religion and the world, my … Continued