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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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Start Making Sense

There’s a new etiquette issue these days that Ann Landers never had to address: what do you do when a friend or relative forwards some wacky right wing spam? Wacky right wing spam seems to be a growing phenomena. Such … Continue reading

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Of Moles and Squeegee Men

Now that January 20th has come and gone, the Bush League has departed from DC like unruly guests who cleaned out the liquor cabinet and the wine cellar and generally trashed the place. As we start to pick up the … Continue reading

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Restoring Science – and Democracy

In a New York Times essay “Elevating Science, Elevating Democracy,” Dennis Overbye ponders the significance of President Obama’s inaugural promise to “restore science to its rightful place.” Overbye believes that “Science is not a monument of received Truth but something … Continue reading

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The Whole World’s Watching

During the 1968 Democratic Party convention in Chicago, a common chant of protesters was “the whole world’s watching.” It was meant as a defiant warning to the cops confronting them: if the cops rioted – which they did – their … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Flags

Sometimes images from a life-altering event can remain fresh even after 45 years. For me every January 9th brings back images from 1964, when I was a 6th grader living in Panama. That was when I saw the effects of … Continue reading

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Got A Revolution

Look what’s happening out in the streets Got a revolution Got to revolution Hey I’m dancing down the streets Got a revolution Got to revolution Ain’t it amazing all the people I meet Got a revolution Got to revolution  – … Continue reading

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