On Democracy

On democracy Ken Zirkel:Flickr

Does responsible leadership require a responsible electorate in a democracy?

The Joy of Having One Year Left to Live

One Year Left to Live

There are some things worse than death and they can be overcome simply by thinking about… death.

Notice: You Are Free To…

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Steve O’Neill proposes that we start doing things in a world that tells us not to.

What Do Circumcision And Strip Mining Have In Common?

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Forcefully removing that which we have no right to remove.

What is the Worst Thing About Prison?

The worst about prison  la Caja de la china:Flickr

Spoon Jackson knows the worst of the prison system, but THE worst thing about prison isn’t about the prisoner.

There’s More to the Global Citizen Than Travel

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The creation of a tolerant world needs Global Thinking. Travel can be a start, but a Global Citizen can be anyone.

Patriotism Is Perplexing

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  Dillan DiGiovanni thinks that patriotism isn’t just red, white and blue or merely black and white, either. This Independence Day holiday has been unique for me. For the first time in a while, I’ve considered how perplexing patriotism can be. For the past few years I sat along the Charles River on the Cambridge […]

A Man’s Net Worth – What Price Should We Put on Freedom?

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With “Let Freedom Ring” still echoing in our ears, today seems like a good time to ask what freedom really is and what’s it worth to the bottom line.

I’m Free to Travel Wherever I Want, and I Chose Alcatraz

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The freedom to move around, get up and go at a moment’s notice, to check out of our lives for hours and enjoy a funky day trip, is easy to take for granted. Don’t. Go have some fun. In partnership with #CaymanJack

So What if I am your Meal Ticket

So What If I am Your Meal Ticket Brett Jordan:Flickr

How can a prisoner transform himself into a good man?

Can a Man Free His Vulnerable Heart?

Can a Man Free His Vulnerable Heart? AndYaDontStop:Flickr

A true heart doesn’t break, only the walls we build around it.

Imprisoned for Being Poor, Dying In Jail For Your Kids’ Unpaid School Fees

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Michael Amity explores how we got to a place in our free society where we are far from being free.

The Final Week With The Gosling Five

The Final Week With The Gosling Five edenpictures:Flickr

Good men, bad men, and birds—all want to fly away at some time.

Week Ten With The Gosling Five

Week Ten With The Gosling Five Images by Jamie Pachomski:Flickr

Time to fly, but the bond of bread between man and geese keeps the Gosling Five around for a bit longer.

Week Nine With The Gosling Five

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The gathering of the gaggle reveals bullies, uncovers the gift of language for man, and the gift of flight for geese.

Week Eight With The Gosling Five

Week Eight With The Gosling Five  Renaud Camus:Flickr

A sound meditation for man and goose strengthens the natural soothing bond.