Essays From the 21st Century

Essays From the 21st Century, a blog written by Canadian author Doug Matthews (me), is intended to provoke and motivate. It is my fervent wish that readers will find reasons to explore topics in greater depth than by simply following what I say or what biased news media sources say without looking at differing opinions. If I can touch but one heart and one mind out of thousands then I will consider that I have achieved my goal. If I can change the way one person views the world and thinks about important dilemmas facing it, then I will have achieved my goal. I hope you enjoy the ride.



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