Author Archives: Ben Unseth

About Ben Unseth

Executive Director at Project Understanding (2014-2017), social service agency in Ventura, CA

Ode to James Comey

SONGWRITER ARRESTED FOR TREASON! Because his song requested that the President rehire the defender of the nation, the artist was arrested for treason. He was released when he agreed to destroy all copies of the song. The national defender had … Continue reading

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Waking Up a Billionaire

Imagine waking up a billionaire! That’s what Lynsi Snyder did today. Her family set things up so that when she turned 35 years old, she would become the sole owner of In-N-Out Burger, worth more than $1 Billion. Happy 35th … Continue reading

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Kenyans Win Boston Marathon

Who and where we come from shapes who we are. Why do some nations produce such unbelievable strings of champions? The men’s and women’s champions at the Boston Marathon today are both from the same country—Kenya. Kenya and its neighbor … Continue reading

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America’s Blind Spot

Slavery is a dark stain on America. Yet Presidents Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson proudly ran newspaper ads for runaway slaves. If they could not see the evil of slavery, what are we missing in our time? Jefferson sought to … Continue reading

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“My Lifelong Thanks”

On Veterans Day   “My Lifelong Thanks”   I was a great big second-grader as the Independence Day parade approached. The first wave was men in old uniforms. They did not walk, But marched, Firmly holding their flags aloft, A … Continue reading

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The Power of Showing Up

The lawyer loves to run. Michalis Kalomiris makes his living as an attorney in Athens, Greece, but when he is not in the office, he sweats. He is not a sprinter, but he can run for a long time. He … Continue reading

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Graduations Are Grand

Why are graduations so great? A graduation ceremony celebrates both individual achievement and an intense bond of community. Graduation is the doorway between years of routine and an unpredictable journey into the future. It shines with youthful aspiration and shows … Continue reading

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