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The Equivalence Fallacy

The Equivalence Fallacy

http://holesinthefoam.us/warningtouscitizens/ “Democracy cannot succeed unless those who express their choice are prepared to choose wisely. The real safeguard of democracy, therefore, is” knowledge. ? Franklin D. Roosevelt [slightly paraphrased] The attention given to the different candidates often distracts from the reality that individuals do not govern even though they hold the various offices, parties govern. […]

American Essentials

American Essentials

  quotesgram.com “Ideals are like stars: we will not succeed in touching them with our hands, but like the seafarers on the ocean desert of waters, we choose them as our guides, and following them, we reach our destiny.” Carl Schurz US (German-born) Civil War general & politician (edited for inclusive language)   Many people […]

Grand Canyon : Donald Trump – Destroyer, Not Creator

Grand Canyon : Donald Trump – Destroyer, Not Creator

If you’re think of voting for Donald Trump, use his Scottish golf course fiasco and how he screwed over others for the ‘glory of Trump’ as just one example of this man’s over-riding, outdated and hate-filled philosophy, which for Trump comes down to just one thing – do it to them before they do it […]

The Trumpet Summons Us

The Trumpet Summons Us

  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ The recurrent refrain is that Hillary and Bernie are poles apart. The Democratic Party is riven into warring camps. On the one hand, we have a DINO and on the other, we have a Socialist. There is no common ground. Regardless of the implications for the general election, Bernie and Hillary are locked […]

By February 5, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Julian Gallo Explores the Consequences of Leaving It All Behind in His New Novel ‘Breathe’

Julian Gallo Explores the Consequences of Leaving It All Behind in His New Novel ‘Breathe’

“Looking back at ‘Breathe’ I could see that in a way it was a cry for help, a yearning to leave the past behind and move forward towards bigger and better things.” – Julian Gallo “Sometimes you put up walls not to keep people out, but to see who cares enough to break them down.” […]

By January 26, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Alan Rickman 1946-2016

Alan Rickman 1946-2016

It has been a very rough start to the new year, losing so many incredible people so suddenly. Today. a small tribute to Alan Rickman, an actor and director of wit and humor and great intensity. Most young people know him from the Harry Potter films. though one of my favorites has always been “Truly, […]

The Important and Insignificant

The Important and Insignificant

The Important and Insignificant   Important Insignificant Makers of distinctions Determining the rankings Powering up corruption   It’s time for…phasing out ‘Better then’ It’s time for…being inclusive It’s time for…shutting out no one It’s time for…representing everyone   Protect the environment Homes for the homeless Food for the starving Wisdom for the ignorant Empower the […]

Robert Bly: Film Tribute to a Radical

Robert Bly: Film Tribute to a Radical

  Poet Robert Bly, now 89 years old, is a radical, by which I mean he returns to the roots. Haydn Reiss has captured him in his new, moving film “Robert Bly: A Thousand Years of Joy.” Watching the film was a trip down my memory’s lane, dating back to meeting the National Book Award-winning […]

By December 26, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
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