Religion In A Job Interview

I’m a bit of a political junkie these days, watching both the Republican and Democratic races intently.  My own values, which center around treating all humans well and preserving the earth for future generations, make me a liberal in most circles.  But I want to understand both sides of the issues, and here’s something I…
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Then They Came For Me

Today I went to the German labor camp Sachsenhausen, less than an hour outside of Berlin.  Many times moved, at times disgusted, always sad, there were a couple of things today that struck a nerve. Before entering the gates, our guide talked about the liberation, when the Red Army rolled in.  Countries hurried to come…
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Things My Mother Taught Me (Or I Wish She Did)

A little cream cheese makes mashed potatoes creamy and even more delicious If your sunny side up eggs are burning around the edges but slimy around the yolk, add a few drops of water to the pan and stick a cover on it to steam. There’s an easier way to put on a duvet cover.…
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Gratitude Isn’t Always Easy

I’m big on gratitude; I think that taking a little time every day or several times a day to be thankful does a lot of things, including relaxing your body, making you more present, and keeping you in a more positive state of mind. Some days it’s hard to feel grateful; yesterday was one of…
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The Case For “Paw-ternity” Leave

It’s no secret that mandatory maternity and paternity leave is a big deal in the US, at least if you listen to the political debates.  I believe that Moms and Dads should be able to not only bond with their child at birth, but should be able to take them to dentist appointments and the…
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