Author Archives: relevantmatters

About relevantmatters

I do research and writing about issues that are relevant to our lives -- such as politics, peace, health care, climate change, and advice to young people. For relief, I offer a few short fiction pieces.

What Kind of God Do We Have?

  Advisory: I recommend you not read this commentary if you are overly tender-hearted or you dislike having your religious sensibilities offended. To make my case for the kind of God I think we have, I had to delve into … Continue reading

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The Great Inner Void

uzz 291 words – 2 min. By Jerry A. Boggs September 2017 Two atomic physicists activated for the first time their gamma-ray-based superquantum-microscope. Weighing three tons and taking up the entire first floor of the lab, it was far more … Continue reading

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A Super Short Story

Sometimes divulging a secret and expressing your feelings
are a struggle even if you’re stronger than a bull elephant. Continue reading

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Gun Control and Mass Killers

“People respond to incentives, although not necessarily in ways that are predictable or manifest. Therefore, one of the most powerful laws in the universe is the law of unintended consequences.” -From the book SuperFreakonomics Continue reading

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The Kidnapping

Things are done very differently in Temple. Continue reading

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Masters of Love

“They found that, in general, couples responded to each other’s good news in four different ways that they called: passive destructive, active destructive, passive constructive, and active constructive.” Continue reading

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Swirling Away

What could shock you more than knowing you’re going to die in just a few seconds? Continue reading

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