Monthly Archives: February 2014

Enough Never Is

When I saw headlines of a record number of suicides last year on the Golden Gate Bridge, the irony of the name hit me. Golden Gate … the Golden State … our Promised Land of milk and honey. And despair, … Continue reading

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Walk the Walk

“Most dissent is not disloyalty. Real disloyalty is keeping quiet when something needs to be said.” –Steve Smith “Even under the most crushing state machinery courage rises up again and again, for fear is not the natural state of civilized … Continue reading

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And Yet It Moves

“We live in a society exquisitely dependent on science and technology, in which hardly anyone knows anything about science and technology.” –Carl Sagan Here we go again. We have brains, I’m fairly sure we do. But it is damn hard … Continue reading

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Root for the Overdog!

“The poor have sometimes objected to being governed badly; the rich have always objected to being governed at all.” –G. K. Chesterton Ah, the good old days, the days of rigid, god-given hierarchy and hereditary privilege. How we long for … Continue reading

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Cool Enough

“The law, in its majestic equality, forbids the rich as well as the poor to sleep under bridges, to beg in the streets, and to steal bread.” –Anatole France And now it’s forbidding us to stay warm too? Or else … Continue reading

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Rampant Logophobia

“Words — so innocent and powerless as they are, as standing in a dictionary, how potent for good and evil they become in the hands of one who knows how to combine them.” –Nathaniel Hawthorn I love words and ideas, … Continue reading

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Face the Music, and Face the Past

“Anyone who thinks must think of the next war as they would of suicide.” –Eleanor Roosevelt “War is terrorism, magnified a hundred times.” –Howard Zinn If only procrastination were an Olympic sport, I’d have more medals than anybody. It’s stupid … Continue reading

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