Problems With Democracy

Once again, allow me introduce to you the newest contributor to The Periphery. This writer comes from a long ways away, and because of that, has a unique angle on the controversies and happenings of our world. -Brandon  ____________________________________________________________________________________________ Hello The Periphery readers! My name is Niaroo. I’m what you might call an extra terrestrial,…
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In The Not-Now

What does it say about Americans that the public is already starting to talk about candidates for president for 2016? Eckhart Tolle wrote in his book The Power of Now that mankind is threatened by our worsening inability to live in the moment; that over the last century, countless deaths have occurred in the name…
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50 Shades Of Shame

Guest writer, Erin Fahey, shares her insight about the controversial book, 50 Shades of Grey.  We don’t have to look too far for sex. It’s often a medium to attract attention and push sales. Our curiosities keep us looking. But at the same time, sex is a private matter not to be discussed beyond the confines of a…
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The Lesser Of Two Evils = Vote Third Party

President Obama is easily the most likeable president I’ve been alive to see. His leadership capabilities range from inspiring to heart-warming. He’s charismatic and has a great family. But in areas of national defense and drug policy President Obama has been a disappointment. In fact, he’s been indefensibly terrible. In these days when his supporters…
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The Divisive Creative

On one hand, we all like a creative person. We like their music and art and books and movies. We like their sense of humor and marvel at “how they came up with that” so-and-so invention or idea. But on another level, we don’t like creative people. My boss at a restaurant didn’t like creative…
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