Melancholoholic Issue # 4

Sep 30, 2011 by

Dry intellectuals, pencils in hand, scribbling formulae on paper, proving their philosophical theses, will never know why Icarus flew too close to the Sun. Some things can only be understood by the heart. Hubris, maybe, but I would rather fall to earth from being overcome with joy and passion than never fly at all.

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So you’re a social activist ar...

Sep 28, 2011 by

Those of you who read about these issues or peruse some of the links provided here will see, if you keep an open mind, that debates on political systems often devolve into arguments about language as much as about ideology. Much of our problem is that we have become reactionary to the very language used to express these ideas - so much so that as soon as we hear one or two key words or phrases, without thinking at all, we are already reacting.

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Ronald Reagan – “...

Sep 28, 2011 by

We come to Berlin, we American presidents, because it's our duty to speak, in this place, of freedom. But I must confess, we're drawn here by other things as well: by the feeling of history in this city, more than 500 years older than our own nation; by the beauty of the Grunewald and the Tiergarten; most of all, by your courage and determination. Perhaps the composer Paul Lincke understood something about American presidents. You see, like so many presidents before me, I come here today because wherever I go, whatever I do: Ich hab noch einen Koffer in Berlin. [I still have a suitcase in Berlin.]

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Beautiful Anger (Issue #4)

Sep 26, 2011 by

My goal is to reach as many as I can from all walks of life. If I can in some way inspire someone, somewhere, to take the next step and read literature that is more in-depth, or simply spark an urge to learn again, to take interest in their world - then I'm well on my way to achieving what I set out to do. The world is complicated and so many seem to want to confuse rather than illuminate. There is a way we can make sense of it and truly in the end, we will find the simplest ideas will prevail - we don't all need to be theoretical physicists or social/political science experts. One thing we need to change the world, or at least make a very good start, is to end our collective apathy and ignorance: do what is within the means of each of us, as individuals, to seek an understanding of the world in which we live.

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Canada prepares to privatize F...

Sep 24, 2011 by

Today Canada’s Prime Minister Stephan Harper and Minister of Justice Robert Nicholson prepared the ground for privatizing...

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Melancholoholic Issue # 3

Sep 22, 2011 by

Well it has been an issue to get to issue #3. We finally made it…Now we need to find something to talk about that is suitably...

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Just Sayin (Issue #2)

Sep 22, 2011 by

Those of you who peruse this site from time to time will know that this column is primarily used to cuss, swear, shake fists, spit,...

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Beautiful Anger (Issue #3)

Sep 12, 2011 by

The first question obviously may not be answered by any of us with any real degree of accuracy, but I think it's quite possible that we can come up with some ideas, some notions that even if not from the minds of economists, politicians, etc. can have a realistic bearing on all of our futures. Social media still has a chance but instead of twittering things to tear down we need to twitter things that need to be built up. We start lifting each other up instead of tearing all that we fear down.

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Manufactured Decency

Sep 8, 2011 by

As I sat down to write today I thought about how ill I have been for the past 48 hours. I thought of Christopher Hitchens and my...

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