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Hello? Is Anyone Out There?

Human intelligence is an applause-worthy marvel that ought to be recognized and valued in accordance with its own extraordinary significance. We need to be clapped at, praised, and celebrated. And if we’re not, we’re left cobbling together excuses in an attempt to explain it away.

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The Problem Of Becoming Our Future Self

Some see the limitless potential contained within each human being as a myth, and that the examination of our future self is a contemplation not worth having. But how many brilliant stars have failed to shine, their untapped potential fading away after being stiff-armed and kept on the sidelines?

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Crank Up The Katy Perry

Inside of all us, there is one, authentic individual, someone we were born to be if it weren’t for all the railroading, sidetracking, and left-hand turns that send us in the wrong direction. Becoming who we really are is the hardest thing to do. Very few people ever find their true self and even fewer have the fortitude to sustain it.

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The Reason For The Season

Once upon a time, the Sun, the moon, and the stars were plenty enough to keep the human animal occupied with wonder. But there was a need for order. Human tendency is not comfortable with uncertainty or the unknown. We need understanding, even if it’s superficial.

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Leaders Aren’t Born, They’re Made

Where do people think politicians come from? It’s not like they fall out of the sky. They don’t materialize out of thin air from another dimension. They’re not imported at wholesale prices from China, Uzbekistan, or India.

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The Fabric of Our Lives

The novel SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, a.k.a. the beer virus, appeared as a "full systems test" that exposed breakpoints and major defects in our culture and society. But it probably won't be remembered in that way, and that's too bad.

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I Wanna Live In A Dream In My Photographic Machine

Photography is the creator’s tool for helping us reveal to the world its true beauty. It drags us out of bed in the wee hours of the morning to capture delicate morning light, and in refining our own style of picture-taking we find that photography draws us in towards the most noble thing of all, perfection.

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Trees And The Contentious Beauty of Moving Minds

Up in the heart of northern Minnesota, within the Chippewa National Forest, lives an old growth forest that’s home to some of the state’s oldest and largest trees. It''s way the hell out in the middle of nowhere but definitely worth seeing.

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