Richard Elfers

Different perceptions concerning the homeless and the library

Different perceptions concerning the homeless and the library

Many people don’t realize that there are laws protecting the homeless and their use of public spaces.

Different perceptions concerning the homeless and the library
Discerning fact from opinion

Discerning fact from opinion

It can be more difficult than people first think, according to the Pew Research Center.

Discerning fact from opinion
Government and Goldilocks

Government and Goldilocks

We’re trying to find that “just right” balance.

Government and Goldilocks
If you had the chance, would you do things differently?

If you had the chance, would you do things differently?

The book “Replay” means a tremendous amount to me.

If you had the chance, would you do things differently?
George Will and ‘conservative sensibilities’

George Will and ‘conservative sensibilities’

The journalist is a Constitutional Originalist, but the framers’ sole focus wasn’t solely freedom.

George Will and ‘conservative sensibilities’
Unfortunately, The Golden Rule isn’t a part of modern politics

Unfortunately, The Golden Rule isn’t a part of modern politics

Ignoring one of Christ’s greatest tenets is a death spiral for our political parties.

Unfortunately, The Golden Rule isn’t a part of modern politics
For ultimate happiness, find the true meaning of your life

For ultimate happiness, find the true meaning of your life

As the old saying goes, you can’t buy happiness.

For ultimate happiness, find the true meaning of your life
Words matter, so pay attention to what’s going on around us

Words matter, so pay attention to what’s going on around us

Examening the definitions of unicorn, meme, and socialism.

Words matter, so pay attention to what’s going on around us
We simply can’t discuss politics or religion - here’s the reason

We simply can’t discuss politics or religion – here’s the reason

It’s hard to convince people with logic when they came to their conclusions illogically.

We simply can’t discuss politics or religion - here’s the reason
“Butterfly effect” brings change, good or bad, in all our lives

“Butterfly effect” brings change, good or bad, in all our lives

We will never know how our actions can affect big things.

“Butterfly effect” brings change, good or bad, in all our lives
We all benefit when we’re open to new ideas

We all benefit when we’re open to new ideas

Our country needs more honesty, courage, and a willingness to listen.

We all benefit when we’re open to new ideas
Critically reflect on the ideas you grew up with

Critically reflect on the ideas you grew up with

Many of the beliefs we hold now were formed when we were young, without critical thought.

Critically reflect on the ideas you grew up with
Our democracy is built on trusting people who know more than we do

Our democracy is built on trusting people who know more than we do

Why do some people actively distrust experts?

Our democracy is built on trusting people who know more than we do
From trade to race relations, can the U.S. take any more ‘change’?

From trade to race relations, can the U.S. take any more ‘change’?

The president’s chickens are coming home to roost.

From trade to race relations, can the U.S. take any more ‘change’?
Where to place the blame for mass shootings

Where to place the blame for mass shootings

We should finally make gun manufacturers responsible.

Where to place the blame for mass shootings
How can you find truth in a society that often wages war against honesty?

How can you find truth in a society that often wages war against honesty?

There’s no trust in the government, media, or each other — how do we get past it?

How can you find truth in a society that often wages war against honesty?
A realistic look at Mueller’s findings

A realistic look at Mueller’s findings

We have a lot of propaganda to sift through in order to get to the truth.

A realistic look at Mueller’s findings
Political victory will require some humility, self-awareness

Political victory will require some humility, self-awareness

Otherwise, the victory is solely pyrrhic.

Political victory will require some humility, self-awareness
Transparency in government helps lobbyists

Transparency in government helps lobbyists

Even the most basic tenets of our government can be turned to aid those with deep pockets.

Transparency in government helps lobbyists
A simple rule for a better life: just tell the truth

A simple rule for a better life: just tell the truth

Don’t make life more difficult than it already is.

A simple rule for a better life: just tell the truth