Monthly Archives: June 2013

Never Underestimate These Good Old Girls

“The thing about democracy, beloveds, is that it is not neat, orderly, or quiet. It requires a certain relish for confusion.” These words of the late Texas political columnist Molly Ivins kept running through my head as I watched coverage … Continue reading

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What Are We Waiting For?

“As long as the world shall last there will be wrongs, and if no man objected and no man rebelled, those wrongs would last forever.” –Clarence Darrow People call the songs and fragments of songs that get stuck in our … Continue reading

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Money in Mind

See? I knew we needed a twelve-step program for money addiction. And I wonder who funded four separate studies of something that seems pretty obvious, really. Why would they do that? Why indeed. +++++++++++++++++++ Just thinking about money can corrupt … Continue reading

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School for Scandal

Truth is more of a stranger than fiction. –Mark Twain The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie — deliberate, contrived and dishonest, but the myth — persistent, persuasive, and unrealistic. Belief in myths allows the … Continue reading

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If Knowledge Is Power

For some reason, a few words have been drifting through my head today. Metadata. Metastasis. Metaphor. And metamorphosis. Time for a dip in the dictionary. metamorphosis – 1. Biology . a profound change in form from one stage to the … Continue reading

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They’re Just Pirates and Parasites

So are neoliberal free market fundamentalists obtuse, ignorant, blinded by zeal, or merely cynical and indifferent to everything but money and power? Functionally, does it even matter? When we’re being raped, pillaged and left for dead, who cares what flag … Continue reading

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