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Are we in a cosmic game of chicken, waiting to see who will blink first?

Which came first, the chicken or the egg?

We can blow our minds trying to grasp the intricacies of that one. But at the end of the day, does it really matter?chicken and egg

I mean, we have chickens, and we have eggs. To me, that’s just a win-win.

Okay, let’s dig a little deeper.

Which came first, the administration or the congress in creating a quagmire?

We can blow our minds in listening to the passionate arguments about just whose fault it is.

So far, though, I’m only seeing a lose-lose.

Let’s think some more.

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Don’t prejudiced people just drive you nuts?

For years I have scratched my head in bewilderment at the anger and animosity the LGBT community displays. It’s almost a hyper-sensitive, prejudged response to anything less than the blanket embracing of their values.

I just wasn’t sure where all of this defensiveness and immediate-assumption of outside hatred was coming from.

But last night I had a bit of an epiphany.

Our daughter is on the east coast going to graduate school. She loves it. That makes me smile just typing it. For the first time in her life, she is experiencing what she has always imagined education could be; what it really should be: intense discussion of important issues, bringing many varying perspectives to the table, and recognizing that there is truth coming from all directions.

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This also brings the recognition that one person doesn’t possess all the facts, all the understanding of these ever-evolving issues. The facts become clearer as all the necessary ingredients are added to the pot.

It also shines light on another fact: no one is completely a victim without also being a little prejudiced.

Let me explain.

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