Author Archives: livedoggb

Women’s Rights

What is needed is a constitutional amendment that says that government shall pass no law that legislates a person’s physical body – its form, appearance, intelligence, or composition. The physical body is the most personal space an individual has; one … Continue reading

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Dealing with the Tragedy in Uvalde

It is so hard to see the 19 young innocent lives taken in this tragedy. How to make peace with the situation so that it does not happen again? Not knowing what the motivation was, one looks at the fact … Continue reading

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Stopping Bloodshed in Ukraine

There is a lot of misunderstanding on the part of the US of Russia’s intent. First, many people in the US still believe that Russia is communist. It hasn’t been for over 30 years since 1991, when the flag with … Continue reading

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The Rittenhouse Trial

What could have been different? Black Lives Matter protests have been overwhelmingly nonviolent. Protesters have the right to express themselves. A 17 year old white kid “trespassed” into a domain that had otherwise been defined by a majority group. He … Continue reading

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Nathan Matzinger

  Nathan wanted more comfort for those around him.  Whether it was buying a TV for his grandfather, or a new refrigerator for his aunt, he cared that they were comfortable. On the farm, he worked hard.  He put up … Continue reading

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On the Supreme Court

The fetus has value. Not just to the person carrying it, but also to potential adoptive parents, to the person it may become, potentially to society at large. Yes, we can argue and discuss the value of the fetus to … Continue reading

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Remaining Calm as Lines are Drawn

Drawing a line – making a boundary – it can be arbitrarily done by the architects, the planners, those who prefer knowing where things are and how they work. It can also be done thoughtfully in response to injury by … Continue reading

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Rethinking the Why of Sacrifice

Passover is around the corner, and as many plan their meals, I offer an enlightened alternative to killing an animal. From an anthropological point of view, I view the act as a sublimation of our own fear of death – … Continue reading

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More Discussion

This week’s Parashah was the section dealing with G_d opening up a passage through the Red Sea for the Israelites to escape oppression. In this time of heated discussion and attempted compromise on immigration reform, the thought arises that perhaps, … Continue reading

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On the question of the wall

I would rather live in the rest of the world free to move among countries than live in this country surrounded by a physical barrier. Although I think it is disgusting for DACA immigrants to be held hostage over this … Continue reading

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