Author Archives: Jeff Nguyen

Dear America,

I am writing this letter to the American people to let each and every one of you know how much your contributions and sacrifices have meant to global peace efforts. Your sons and daughters have provided the cannon fodder, er, … Continue reading

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A collective sigh

#167295497 / gettyimages.com “Radical simply means “grasping things at the root.” -Angela Davis It’s rapidly approaching the autumn season in the land of the free and the home of the brave. The time of year when the leaves change colors, … Continue reading

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Jeffster Awards #33

This is the next installment of an ongoing series at Deconstructing Myths…the Jeffster Awards! This award will be given on an ongoing basis to five outstanding blog posts that caught my wandering eye. There are no strings attached or requirements … Continue reading

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All the difference

Well, it looks like my self-imposed hiatus is drawing to a close. Recently, the road I was traveling on diverged in some unexpected ways as I resigned my high school teaching position a week ago. Needless to say, it was … Continue reading

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Loss Can Lead to Happiness

Originally posted on Skywalker Storyteller is Rigzenchomo:
Loss opens vistas/Attachment limits new movement/Freedom is empty The word loss sends shivers down our spines. We are you afraid of losing our jobs, our spouse, our health, our good looks, our memory,…

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The concrete roots of capitalism’s magical thinking

Originally posted on Systemic Disorder:
Most people don’t actually like capitalism. Dislike of the jobs we head to each day is quite the norm. Resentment of the power of the corporations we deal with in our daily lives crosses all…

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Fair Food Fest

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Hiatus

It is with a heavy heart that I am writing to let readers know that Deconstructing Myths will be on a (hopefully) brief hiatus. I have taken on a new teaching position which, along with family life, is currently taking … Continue reading

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Aren’t we all?

Just sayin’…

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The crying games

“For who would dare to assert that eternal happiness can compensate for a single moment’s human suffering.” -Albert Camus There are times when one’s voice seems so small and so insignificant in the face of suffering and misery on an … Continue reading

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