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Who is Responsible for the Mass Shootings in America?
By June Stepansky · 5 months ago
This week we all experienced the terrible tragedy and loss of 19 young Children and 2 teachers in the school shooting at the Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas. In the aftermath of that horrific ...
Young People, Women, Independents, Minorities-- You Can Save our Democracy
By June Stepansky · 5 months ago
There was a time when we could live our personal lives without thinking too much about what was happening in our country. Except for those rare occasions where some government official was caught in a ...
A Question for Moderate Republicans
By June Stepansky · 6 months ago
I have been voting for a very long time. Sometimes democrats won and sometimes republicans won. The issues that we voted on then were simple. Republicans voted for fiscal responsibility and lower taxes and democrats ...
We Have Met the Enemy and He Is Us
By June Stepansky · 1 year ago
Cartoonist Walt Kelly modified and changed Commodore Perry’s famous quote to, “We have met the enemy and he is us” in a cartoon he created in 1970 celebrating the first Earth Day in 1970. The ...
A Society in Transition
By June Stepansky · 1 year ago
We all are aware that change in our personal lives is difficult, constant, and inevitable. We notice it when we look in the mirror or see our children grow. What is not so noticeable, however, ...
The Inevitability of Change
By June Stepansky · 1 year ago
“Everything changes. Nothing remains without change” –Buddha Change is Inevitable. Whether we suffer a painful loss, endure the breakup of a relationship or lose a job, we can never escape the consequences of change. Although ...
The Assault on Science
By June Stepansky · 1 year ago
When I was a young girl, there was a great respect for people of science (doctors, scientists etc.). We trusted them and felt that the contributions of all of our world scientists had made our ...
The Many Faces of Anger
By June Stepansky · 1 year ago
Recently we saw the expression of long held anger by large numbers of people of different races and ethnicities explode in our country. When anger is suppressed for long periods of time, the lack of ...
Democracy in the Crosshairs
By June Stepansky · 1 year ago
I have been a witness to the democratic process for many, many years. I have participated in numerous elections that have brought to office Democrats and Republicans of various philosophies and styles, but I have ...
Change your Day--Change your Life
By June Stepansky · 1 year ago
If you belong to that happy, lucky group of people in the world that like their lives just as they are than this article is not for you, but if you unfortunately belong to the ...
The Continuing Fight for Equality
By June Stepansky · 1 year ago
“We hold these truths to be self-evident. That all men are created equal. That they are endowed, by their Creator with certain unalienable rights. That among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness."-- ...
The Search for Meaning
By June Stepansky · 1 year ago
I recently read an article about Viktor Frankl 1905-1997 the Austrian psychiatrist and best selling author of the “Man's Search for Meaning.” He was an Auschwitz survivor who wrote this book after the war in ...
A Question of Survival
By June Stepansky · 1 year ago
Recently I was watching the movie Conquest of Paradise with Gerard Depardieu, a movie about Columbus and his discovery of the new world. As I was watching the cruelty that occurred in those days (1492)– ...
Do Something
By June Stepansky · 3 years ago
I have been waiting for many years for the Republicans in Congress to act to make our country safer from mass shootings I thought they would do something when 20 children and 6 adults were ...
Aging--Challenges and Options
By June Stepansky · 3 years ago
Aging-- Challenges and Options To know how to grow old is the master work of wisdom, and one of the most difficult chapters in the great art of living. --Henri Frederic Ameil We are all ...
Examining our Thoughts and Decisions
By June Stepansky · 3 years ago
My thoughts move me in a multiplicity of directions. I think I shall. I thought I should. I won’t. I will. My thoughts, the harbingers of my future, propel me somewhere. Our thoughts and decisions ...
Balance and Planning
By June Stepansky · 3 years ago
A juggler knows the importance of balance. A tight-rope walker understands the necessity of balance. I, too, try to balance the days, the weeks, the years, into a kind of symmetry. A life that has ...
Love and Dependency
By June Stepansky · 3 years ago
They will love me, if I speak what they want to hear. They will love me, if I become their vision of me. They will love me if they can be my Pygmalion, and I ...
A Vision of Utopia
By June Stepansky · 3 years ago
Utopia--- a place in which human society, natural conditions, etc., are so ideally perfect that there is complete contentment Before we can hope to shape the future, we must first examine the past, because we ...
Guidelines for all Religions and for all People of Goodwill for a Loving and Peaceful World
By June Stepansky · 3 years ago
People of different views and different lifestyles share many similar values and ideals. These guidelines are about our shared similarities that emphasize how alike we all really are. Here are some of the values on ...