Think Anew, Act Anew

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The Old Country Doctor & the Snake Oil Salesman

Why did Sanders come so close, and Trump actually win? Sanders is the old country doctor, Trump the slick purveyor of fake nutritional supplements and healing stones. What they have in … Continue reading

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The Luckiest: Sunday in the City

The truth is, if every soul on earth could be in a place like this today, what a wonderful world it would be. * * * Walking the Main Street … Continue reading

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Wile E. Conservative and the Trudeau Roadrunner

Those conservative coyotes are really crazy clowns.  When will they learn that they never can mow him down? *** On this summery weekend at the end of May, Canada’s two … Continue reading

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Public Funding of a Free Press

  This is an excerpt from the August 2015 “A Modest Proposal to Save Democracy“ asserting that, like the judiciary, free and independent journalism is key to the survival of … Continue reading

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Those who would pretend to be God

This message is directed towards people who believe there is a God. The message is this: if you decide that you know what God wants, then you are placing yourself … Continue reading

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The Plague of Violence against Women

The Ghomeshi case is a most notorious instance of male violence against women, because of the people involved: celebrities. Some say that Canadians are obsessed with it because of a … Continue reading

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Playing Tennis in Gaza

The Gaza strip is one tenth the size of Long Island, New York.  It is a tiny strip of sandy, rolling country bounded on the west by the Mediterranean, to … Continue reading

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The ReTrumplicans

What kind of party nominates Donald Trump? When Donald Trump first descended the golden escalator to declare his candidacy, virtually every person with a glimmer of political insight and experience … Continue reading

May 15, 2016 · 4 Comments

The Really Good Liars

You feel a fool, you Wonder how you came to trust Love strong as the mist And it pains me to See you blame yourself, lost and Frozen in the … Continue reading

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Time in a Bottle

A student asked me to participate in an interview. I was to answer one question: “Which is more important – the next hour to come, or the year just passed?” … Continue reading

May 8, 2016 · Leave a comment
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