Monthly Archives: May 2020

More on mask madness

COPYRIGHT 2020 DEBRA LITTLEJOHN SHINDER The Great Divide between the masked and the unmasked has widened and the battleground has gotten bloodier of late. Those on both sides have escalated from disagreement to argument to nastiness in a short period … Continue reading

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Unmasked

COPYRIGHT 2020 DEBRA LITTLEJOHN SHINDER in·di·vid·u·al·ism /ˌindəˈvij(o͞o)əˌlizəm/a social theory favoring freedom of action for individuals over collective or state control. Oxford Dictionary Let’s get one thing clear up front: if we were talking about something that genuinely provides a significant … Continue reading

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Behind the Mask

COPYRIGHT 2020 DEBRA LITTLEJOHN SHINDER Perhaps it was inevitable that the unfolding fiasco that has been the world’s response to the SARS-CoV2 epidemic — excuse me, pandemic — has devolved into a Great Divide over a subject few of us … Continue reading

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… But I won’t do that

COPYRIGHT 2020 DEBRA LITTLEJOHN SHINDER I would do anything for love, but I won’t do that. Love is a many splendored thing. But now, under the pressure of fear, frustration, and forced togetherness, it’s becoming a many splintered one for … Continue reading

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Fear Itself

COPYRIGHT 2020 DEBRA LITTLEJOHN SHINDER Fear serves a purpose. It’s a survival mechanism; it exists to motivate us to act — not to paralyze us into being unable to do anything. That’s when useful fear turns into harmful phobia. It … Continue reading

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Just in case there’s a butterfly

COPYRIGHT 2020 DEBRA LITTLEJOHN SHINDER In many cultures, the butterfly is considered to be a symbol of life, endurance, and hope. Christians often view this beautiful winged insect as representing the profound change that comes with salvation, or the emergence … Continue reading

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The Shame Game

COPYRIGHT 2020 DEBRA LITTLEJOHN SHINDER Okay, peeps, this needs to stop. This morning on Facebook, I saw the happy post of a friend announcing that she has an appointment with her hair stylist this weekend. Certainly unruly locks, uncovered gray, … Continue reading

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Happy house arrest to moms all over the world

COPYRIGHT 2020 DEBRA LITTLEJOHN SHINDER This upcoming Sunday is Mother’s Day, and as Texas and other states continue to open up, this weekend will be a joyous time of reunion for a lot of families. But I’m thinking this morning … Continue reading

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Timing is everything, Part 3

COPYRIGHT 2020 DEBRA LITTLEJOHN SHINDER There’s yet another reason I’m glad this happened now, and not ten or twenty or forty years ago. As difficult as it’s been at times to be an adamant liberty-lover suddenly finding my life micromanaged … Continue reading

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Timing is everything, Part 2

COPYRIGHT 2020 DEBRA LITTLEJOHN SHINDER I can’t help thinking that if this — a global virus scare and a shutdown of the international economy — had to happen in my lifetime, I’m very glad it happened now. For a lot … Continue reading

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