May 6, 2017

In his article The Authoritarian Personality and Trump Voters: conservatism's true face is fascism, Ian Douglas Rushlau lists nine personality traits shared by typical Trump voters and people psychologically drawn to the Authorian Personality. An important factor to be...

January 17, 2017

Today I'm sharing a post from Sohini Mimi Striuli, who points out that fewer than 150 banks and holding companies exercise vast control over the media, the food industry, and big pharma. We all recognize the big names: MCDONALD'S EXXON-MOBIL KRAFT COCA-COLA NESTLE KELL...

December 31, 2016

I never heard of Tyrus Wong until today, when I read his obituary in The New York Times. What an inspirational story! From extraordinarily humble origins in China, he immigrated to the US at age 10, under conditions that would have broken 99% of children that age, and...

November 29, 2016

hamartia – Aristotle’s word for the fatal flaw that leads to a hero’s downfall. See also 'hubris' – the excessive pride and ambition that usually leads to the downfall of a hero in classical tragedy. We are now witnessing a real-life tragedy: the rise of Donald J. Trum...

November 27, 2016

Inspiring article in The New York Times about Täo Porchon-Lynch, who, at 98, teaches yoga 5 days a week in and around Scarsdale, NY, and maintains an active travel schedule teaching and attending yoga events all over. One line that caught my attention is: "To this day,...

November 26, 2016

plural: kakistocracies.  Meaning: government by the worst people.  A word I sincerely hope we will not have to begin using to describe this country's form of government.

November 26, 2016

This article on fundamentalist, Christian, rural white America provides an insider's valuable perspective on this population group and its belief system. Reading it doesn't make me feel any better about our country, and the obstacles it faces toward greater enlightenme...

November 23, 2016

Since November 8, I've read many insightful articles on the current state of the US, with all kinds of explanations of the results of the election. Are the results genuine or fraudulent? There's reason to believe that the results in certain key states may have been rig...

November 23, 2016

For the last two years, my old website was frozen in time. I had created it with iWeb, and when Apple stopped supporting this app, I became unable to update or alter what was there after sometime in 2014. Lacking the time to construct a new website, I let it languish....

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