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Dans La Rue! C’est Juste Le Dèbut…Le Combat Continue!

Wednesday, September 10th, 2008

Call me a dreamer. The title of this posting is from the Bertolucci movie...The Dreamers...a film set in Paris during the tumultuous 60's. Bertolucci, a master at exploring every facet of his character's psyches, tackles the lives of three friends seeking meaning in a complex world...a world undergoing rapid ...

On The John Edwards Affair - The Stop & Stare Society

Saturday, August 9th, 2008

It's common knowledge that car accidents cause traffic jams...even after the vehicles involved have been moved to the shoulder of the road. I've often wondered what causes us to slow down and gaze out our windows as we pass by. Is it out of concern for the passengers or is ...

More On The Historical Inaccuracy Of The Bible

Sunday, August 3rd, 2008

I find it fascinating how little most people actually know about the Bible and its historical validity. The adherence to the Bible as fact is even more astounding in the seeming absence of evidence to support such beliefs. As an adjunct to my prior posting on Hector Avalos...in which he ...

Time To Stuff My Snickers Bar In Nike’s Face?

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2008

While I think it's fair to frown upon scapegoating and stereotyping in commercial advertising campaigns, I'm not all that incensed by such depictions. However, when they are apt to promote already existent anger and animosity...and/or endorse or encourage more inappropriate outbursts and behavior, I think it warrants commentary. To that end, ...

The “Order” Of Things: Let Them Kill…Yes - Let Them Marry…No

Sunday, July 20th, 2008

I'm always amazed at public opinion...especially when it provides some insights into human nature in 21st century America. Over the years, I've always marveled at the prudish obsession with all things prurient. I could be wrong, but I suspect a majority of Americans would rather allow their children to watch ...

A Fiddle For Everyone

Tuesday, July 8th, 2008

It is a well known myth that while fires destroyed the great city of Rome, the emporer Nero sat on his rooftop playing his lyre and watching the flames engulf the heart of his empire. Whether true or not, the image persists and the popular saying "Nero fiddled while Rome ...

An Answer To The High Costs Of Energy: Just Go Freegan

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2008

(photo from freegan.info, courtesy of falcophoto.com)  They eat from dumpsters. The shun regular employment. They live in abandoned dwellings. You might think of them as "bums." They prefer to be known as Freegans. And their ranks may well be growing.  Dubbed "strategies for a sustainable life beyond capitalism," the Freegans may well ...

Spiral Up - Nathan’s Story

Saturday, June 28th, 2008

The following video is a trailer for a documentary titled, Spiral Up. The film's release date has yet to be established. The film was the idea of Scott Seskind, a social worker at a nursing home in Boulder where Nathan, the subject of the documentary (who also has Huntington's Disease) ...

The Public Transit Paradox

Wednesday, June 25th, 2008

On paper, public transportation is a fantastic idea. You can move more people with less vehicles. You can move more people with less energy. You can keep less vehicles on the road, causing a decrease in emissions and pollution. And you can offer low cost transit to people who can't ...

Apparently, Jesus Isn’t The Only Path To Eternal Life After All

Monday, June 23rd, 2008

Despite the ravings of American televangelists, most religious Americans dispute the idea that the only way to eternal life after death is through Jesus. This will be news to the Pat Robertson's of the airwaves... According to a survey conducted by the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life, fully 70% ...

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