Ignore pundits. Including me. Ignore anyone who presumes to predict the future with confidence. Avoid 24 hour news outlets: In order of influence: FOX News, CNN, MSNBC. Their model is the same. The News as Sports. Civic Culture as Civil War. What all of these venues have done is incorporate the methods of advertising […]
I have a cat.Pretty neurotic.Just like my other cats.Just like me. Frisky and guarded.Wary.Not knowing entirely what is to come.Not being entirely ok with that.Craves affection.Pushes away. Ambiguous about people.This tiny little place his jungle.Entirely.And you intrude.He wants to be attended.He wants to be alone. Go figure.
“You have always taught us that liberty is the same thing as capitalism, as if life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness cannot be crushed by greed. Your American Dream is financial, not ethical. Thank you. You have taught us well.” – the Chinese Ambassador to C. J. Craig in the 7th season of The […]
A Case for the Longer View I’ve found that the best antidote to being overwhelmed by political trivia and the day-by-day struggles of the electorate and their representatives is to step back and allow one’s perspective to embrace a wider angle view of history including past, present and future. Lately I’ve been returning to […]
I haven’t spent much time bloviating about the election this year, but that doesn’t mean I’m not interested. Early every morning, just after sitting and reading a few Buddhist texts, the next thing I do is look up the polls and the best political analysis I can find (usually on the Washington Post app or RealClearPolitics. I check […]