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Three Years Later

Categories: Nostalgia, Personal, Religion
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Published on: 2018.02.10

Three years ago today, I announced to the world that I’m an atheist. Today, it’s difficult to relate how worried I was about the announcement. Throughout 2014, as I steadfastly wrote about my conclusion, I had regular conversations with my wife about whether I should make it public. I knew that if I made the[…]

Social Media Algorithms Need A LOT Of Work

Like you, I’ve heard a lot about the proprietary algorithms that social media companies use to determine which posts we see. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and others regularly mention them in interviews and in their own posts. They’re pretty proud of them. They typically also mention their internal “metrics” — the systems in place that record[…]

Thoughts On Friendship

Categories: Personal, Relationships
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Published on: 2015.12.23

Telling a story to my friend Wesley. We first met in 1988. (Copyright © 2007 by Marline Fry.) A while back, I read a nice post (click here to read it) on the topic of “what I want in a friendship”. My cousin-in-law wrote tenderly about being comfortable with someone, avoiding gossip, being “refreshed” after[…]

How Many Black (Or White) ‘Friends’ Do You Have?

Categories: InTheNews, Relationships
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Published on: 2014.09.01

According to a recent Washington Post article, we white people don’t have as many black friends as we say we do. First, it’s important to note that the article cites a study that doesn’t quantify how many “friends” anyone has, but rather studies the “people with whom they had ‘discussed important matters’ in the past[…]

Media Could Be A Bit More Careful When Reporting Studies

Categories: InTheNews, Relationships
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Published on: 2014.09.01

A few days ago, this Washington Post article made the claim: “…when we talk about race in our personal lives, we are by and large discussing it with people who look like us.” Citing a recent study by PRRI (Public Religion Research Institute), the Post author said: “…the average black person’s friend network is eight[…]

From My Journal: Early Environmental Tendencies

As far as I know, the first mention of environmental issues in my journal is from 1991. It was Monday, August 19, during a “Back To School Retreat” in Corpus Christi, Texas, with the youth group from my church. Not long after arriving at our hotel, a bunch of us went to the beach, but[…]

Words From An Old Friend

Categories: Nostalgia, Personal
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Published on: 2005.07.08

(Copyright © 2005 by Wil C. Fry.) My life can easily be divided up into neat little sections. Usually, it’s easiest to do this in chapters of where I lived. There were the Honolulu Years, the Tokyo Years, Choctaw (Okla.) Years, Texas Years, Missouri Years, Arkansas Years, and Seminole (Okla.) Years. This would be one[…]

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