Tag Archives: control

Do Seat Belt Laws Actually Save Lives?

My daughter’s high chair has a seat belt affixed. It is helpful for keeping her in place when she’d rather be climbing up and over the back of the chair. She is almost a year old. She doesn’t understand that … Continue reading

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The Importance of Personal Responsibility

A few weeks ago I cut one of my fingers while stripping a wire with a utility knife. Who was to blame? The company that manufactured the knife? The company that manufactured the wire I was working with? Perhaps the … Continue reading

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Rules and Rule Enforcers

Rules are meant to protect and direct. Like most ideas, rules exist on a continuum. Go too far one way and you have total control of one entity by another, external entity. The extreme in the other direction is an … Continue reading

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Considering Moral Agency

I believe that next to life, the greatest gift we as humans have is the ability to choose for ourselves. We are agents, which means that when presented with options to choose from we are free to make a decision … Continue reading

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Why do we use dollars and cents?

Money is a hot topic, it usually is, historically speaking. Whether it is in the form of precious metals or stones, or State sanctioned tender (which itself typically had intrinsic value until only recently, historically speaking), money could be said … Continue reading

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Monday Morning Make Me Laugh 3

Five comics for you from the last week, but I’ll admit, a few of them were relevant to blog posts and I don’t know if they stand up on their own as well. You be the judge. And as always, … Continue reading

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Consider the 9th Amendment for gun rights

A good friend of mine is currently pursuing a law degree through the Vermont Law School. He and I were discussing gun control/gun rights a few days ago in the context of my simple allegorical novelette, The Building Blocks (never miss … Continue reading

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The Building Blocks

I am straying from my Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday posting schedule to announce the release of my new eBook, an allegorical novelette to be exact, on the Amazon Kindle platform. If you click on the eBook page tab above you will … Continue reading

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Freedom to choose vs. total control

I enjoy reading books from the “dystopian future” category. I don’t know why, specifically, but I guess a lot of other people enjoy it as well because there sure are a lot of them. I think it relates to the … Continue reading

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