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The End Of The World As We Know It

Back in 1987 REM had a popular song proclaiming “It’s the end of the world as we know it.” That certainly seems to fit the spirit of the times today. But that was also the feeling of physicists back in … Continue reading

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Enter The Young

Here they come, yeah Some are laughing, some are crying Here they come And some are doing, some are trying Some are selling, some are buying Some are living, some are dying But demanding recognition one by one Enter the … Continue reading

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Swept Away

January 9th is a milestone date in my life. My experiences from January 9, 1964 have etched into my mind a life lesson that I carry to this day. Eight years ago, on January 9, 2008, I shared it from … Continue reading

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Back to the…1950s?!?

A recent poll revealed that “half of all Americans want to take the country back to the 1950s.”  Hmmmm…do many Americans really want to return to the way things were in the 50s? Imagine we were somehow transported back to … Continue reading

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Fear and Political Beliefs

Daily Kos had an article earlier this month titled “Fear is the mindkiller: Focus group peers into the Republican brain.” In it they quote from research by Democracy Corps: Understand that the base thinks they are losing politically and losing … Continue reading

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Came the Apocalypse

This week featured the premier of a new TV show – Revolution – which offers a view of America 15 years after electricity mysteriously disappears. Needless to say, this has a profound effect on life as we know it. Popular … Continue reading

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Keep the Change

“It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.” – Charles Darwin “So how’s that hopey, changey thing workin’ out for ya?” – Sarah Palin It’s hard to … Continue reading

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Where Are The “Deciders”?

In yesterday’s New York Times Thomas Friedman asked “Who’s The Decider?” He observes: No leaders want to take hard decisions anymore, except when forced to. Everyone — even China’s leaders — seems more afraid of their own people than ever. … Continue reading

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Bottom-up in Rio

With events like the Arab Spring and OccupyWallStreet, it has almost become a cliche to talk about the empowering potential of technology. Such events have emerged largely thanks to our interconnected technology – most notably things like Facebook and Twitter. … Continue reading

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OccupyWallStreet and Failing Institutions

Jeff Jarvis has written about the OccupyWallStreet movement: #OccupyWallStreet, to me, is about institutional failure. And so it is appropriate that #OccupyWallStreet itself is not run as an institution. We don’t trust institutions anymore. Name a bank or financial institution … Continue reading

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Dreams Can Come True

With yesterday’s events and discussions related to Martin Luther King Day, I took the opportunity to once again watch Dr. King’s “I Have A Dream” speech. Beyond his wonderful oratory, I was struck by how similar in some ways that time … Continue reading

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Who’s the brains of this outfit? Maybe all of us

Robert Wright has an interesting piece in the NY Times titled “Building One Big Brain.” In response to concerns that modern technology is affecting the way we think, he has a suggestion: But maybe the terms of the debate — … Continue reading

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Improving the Norm

New York Times columnist Bob Herbert had a recent column about an effort to reduce violence in Chicago. He points out that a basic problem with violent behavior is that many believe it’s just part of life, noting: One of … Continue reading

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