And the point is?

Apr 2, 2012 by

This idea of competition between groups and individuals within these groups is abhorrent to them. They are quirky, funny, odd, and often geniuses in disguise. Historians with photographic memories and the ability to synthesize that history, group the actors and weave a story that will have a bar room crowded a round a tiny table listening with rapt attention at the end of an evening, every once in a while exclaiming,"It doesn't get better than this - I'm not kidding you!" Musicians who stop playing and walk away when you ask them why they are not internationally known - you learn to cherish when they play for you - wise enough to know you are listening to beauty: the drawing of chord change, a note, the warm worn tone that can only be grown alone.

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Why ‘Moderation’ i...

Mar 17, 2012 by

To encourage people to not talk about politics seems almost conspiratorial to me. If you are a living, eating, breathing human being you are part of politics - put three people in a room and you have politics. Some say, "I don't do politics - but will talk about the lives of others and the nitty-gritty, sexy, sordid details of what it's like to be a carnal human being." You don't think that's politics? At least on an intimate level? Moderation helps us temper the difficult nature of the complexities that lie ahead.

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Vetted by Facebook?

Feb 27, 2012 by

Have we polluted the planet to the point of saturation, from where there is no return? Has this made everyone so sick they have become insane from the effects?

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Keeping my ear to the ground&#...

Nov 22, 2011 by

While my eyes have turned away from the current OWS/99% movement my ear is still to the ground listening for an awakening within the movement itself. There is a group called Occupy Occupy Wall Street and I haven’t read much about them so I can’t comment on them yet – but maybe they will have the political and ideological cohesion to bring things to the next level. The trouble now will be how to separate the radical elements from the moderate – that is the key to resonating with the masses.

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OWS/99% movement now in the fi...

Nov 12, 2011 by

This is the romantic. A deep melancholy rests on my shoulder each day as I see all the things I love, grow older, get weaker, and begin that transition to nothingness. And I wonder even with all the profound joys and personal victories that one can have in life nothing prepares any of us for the escalated losses which me each must face as we grow older. It doesn't matter how much or how little money we each have as the end is always the same, for all of us. There is nothing that we can take with us. We can leave the world a better place by just trying, yet we squabble about things that are so peripheral to our very existence that one wonders why so few see the tragedy of it all. The tragedy of wanting to be right even when we know that we can't possibly have all of the answers 100% of the time.

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Regular folk, good folk, and v...

Nov 11, 2011 by

While many presidents and prime ministers have used public information polls to help guide them in formulating rhetoric that would help them gain support for legislation, wars, or re-elections, Ronald Reagan brought it to another level entirely with Richard Wirthlin and Micheal Deaver. This type of massive polling and the subsequent tactical and strategical decisions made are parturient to the formulation of the obliquitous public oratory that Reagan became known for. As Jefferey Tulis correctly asserts,

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