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A clue to health and happiness...

Listening to an interview on "On Being" on National Public Radio [NPR], the interviewee related about how she has learned to sleep better and become healthier.  She said that each night before going to sleep she verbalizes three things for which she is grateful.  That's it.  And she said she sleeps more soundly and is actually healthier.  Hmmm.  Without being greedy, selfish, or self-serving only, I came up with a partial list from which I shall choose three things I shall verbalize out loud each night before I go to sleep.  Each night, three things from among the following...

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Tempering the growing militarism

Whenever one writes suggesting caution when it comes to militarism, the hawks love to criticize and say that we should never surrender.  Surrendering is not what this blog is about.  However those who are such violent and military zealots should realize that sometimes this is more a sign of cowardice than manliness.  When the crowd fervor spirals out of control about militarism and using weaponry to solve our problems, there is a time to pause and take inventory of where our zealotry may lead us.  Among the following quotes are some from military leaders, Founding Fathers, and people who were not wimps or prone to surrender...

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Obamacare good for capitalism

Without a single shred of substantiated evidence, Obamacare has been chastised by right-wingers who hate President Obama and want to take down one of his most important accomplishments.

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Time to bind up our wounds

OK, the election is over.  We know clearly who won.  Now what?

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Merit citizenship: VOTE!

Get out and vote!  No photo I.D. is required.  If you need a kick in the pants, here is why you should vote:

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