Friday, November 27, 2015

In A Black And White World, Living In The Shades Of Grey

          Whatever happened to the freedom of choice? How come we limit ourselves now the only two choices for anything at all? You are either Democrat or Republican, nothing in between. You're either right or you're wrong, there are no shades of grey. That's not the way the world works. That's not the way this country works. There are more than two options, there are more than two answers. In fact, there are a million different opinions. Not all of them right, not all of them are wrong, but a majority fall in the middle. Is it still possible to not just discuss those differences, but find a common middle ground? Or have we succumbed to the unwritten rule of not even considering a difference of opinion, and to lash out verbally, or even violently, against any who challenge your view of the world? Read more »

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Tuesday, November 10, 2015

The Silent Death Of A HERO

          The Houston Equal Rights Ordinance, also known as the HERO law, was voted down in Houston's 2015 election. Many are citing this as a loss for LGTB equal rights, but is it? Was this a victory for discrimination, hate groups, and others who project their personal beliefs on race, gender, sexual orientation, self-identification, etcetera onto everyone else around them? Or is this yet another example of people voluntarily giving away their freedoms, even if it is with the best of intentions. Take a moment to digest that, read this whole blog before reacting, and then discuss...

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Sunday, November 1, 2015

Best of the Burghosphere 2015

          November is National Blog Posting Month, and to celebrate that Pittsburgh Bloggers and Most Wanted Fine Art have created the Best of the Burghosphere awards, a peer created and awarded system to bring us bloggers of the `Burgh together through mutual encouragement and recognition. As a Pittsburgh Blogger, I jumped at this opportunity. What follows is my write-up of my assigned blog, and the award that I gladly bestow upon them. Follow me now, through the cyber-space tunnel (being sure to slow down to a near stop, as is customary in Pittsburgh when in a tunnel) into a site that is so much more than blog... it's an experience.
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