The American Way

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To have an American passport is like having the golden ticket in Monopoly. As an American living abroad and who travels often, I can pass GO whenever I feel like it without even a second to be questioned while other passports are stopped immediately to be searched.

Wait, some of you may be thinking, you need to apply for a visa to travel to other countries? Yes. Because there are many countries around the world where you need to first: fill out an application, give them all the paperwork, pay for the visa, and pray and hope you can get approved. Can you imagine if Americans had this type of process? “We’re Americans! This is America!” They would shout. I mean, aren’t most protestors saying this now?

“They’re taking away our freedom!!!” as they cry over haircuts and temporarily closed beaches and restaurants and nail salons.

For shame, really.

We are freer than most but we chain ourselves to the limited beliefs we give meaning to.


Four hundred and seventeen mass shootings last year in America in 2019. We have 365 days in a year.

I write about practical spirituality and things that go bump in the night. Buy my book, Holy Sage for the Soul

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