Absolutely Essential Reading

George Lakoff* wrote a brilliant and insightful piece, What Conservatives Really Want**, probably the most important piece I’ve read this century, and I’m not kidding—essential reading!  My dear conservative friends and relatives need to read this.  People of faith, whether conservative, libertarian, or progressive, or liberal all need to read this.  People who choose no faith at all need to… Continue reading

There She Blows

Government of the corporations, by the corporations, and for the corporations. Today the Supreme Court (5-4) just handed the Republicans (and a lot of Democrats too) a huge bonus: unfettered access to corporate funding, effectively making a broken political system completely unaccountable the to will of the people. The legacy of George W. Bush lives on to feast on the… Continue reading

Fighting Being Disillusioned

I’ve actually been thinking more and more about leaving the US. I mean: for good. I find myself so disillusioned with what is happening in my native land. My country forces education reform that is destroying creativity, problem solving, deep thinking, and analysis of knowledge to inform carefully considered long term solution-making for the immediacy of factionalized curriculum memorization. My… Continue reading