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Let us #climatedream

This past week I saw two films in large rooms with strangers- what used to be known as ‘going to the movies’. Both films “Merchants of Doubt” and “Bought “ ( available free online through May 15) are fact based … Continue reading

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Snarky !

I can’t help it. The libertarian local weekly free rag, run by a former restaurant guy who hasn’t read the outline of any course on journalism, loves to wax about personal responsibility and the failure of collective solutions in everything. … Continue reading

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A most satisfying bad day

Having children shapes our lives in many ways that come to be surprises. Beyond the immersion into waste management and policing, the shifts in social contacts and priorities changes the criteria for who your adult associations are. You will start … Continue reading

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What an opportunity

  There is often in any parent child relationship, when both aren’t listening to the other. Parents often have a challenge in seeing their children as separate people with their own experience, and children routinely tune out their parents who … Continue reading

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Spielberg’s ‘Implosion’- Not what you think

Spielberg predicts ‘implosion’ of the movie business? You may have seen this headline in the last 24 hours.  It isn’t what you think. You are not a A list filmmaker who has had to justify the stories they are passionate … Continue reading

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We care more about our wallets than our hearts

Just watching the President’s statement giving context on the gun violence issue and charging Joe Biden with coming up with a plan of executable action. Every moment of the follow up has been about the ‘fiscal cliff’. Our attention, in … Continue reading

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Which species are we?

Saturday evening, I took my daughter, a recent graduate of the Sustainable Occupations program at Quail Springs, to the benefit for that program at the Marjorie Luke Theater, featuring Van Jones. He opened with this simple question, suggesting that in … Continue reading

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I might be depressed, but I’m not quitting

Just read this Monkeysphere article. The short explanation here is that society doesn’t work, because we can’t really care for more than 150 people at a time. This comes right on top of reading The Benshi essay on “The Nerd … Continue reading

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On turning 56

Once upon a time, I couldn’t conceive of being this age. Now it just seems like on the way to third base. And I don’t think many people around me know who I am, or why. Or maybe I’m just … Continue reading

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Holiday dreaming

Starting back in mid December I was bummed to discover that I am in a tribe with college educated and relatively competent folk for whom their consumption is more compelling than their compassion. I am referring to Laura Ingraham‘s elaboration … Continue reading

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