I Love Color!

I suppose most people do. Color is such a huge part of my selection process when picking anything out for purchase. Last Friday I bought several short-sleeved shirts. Style and fabric mattered, but color was what first drew me to each shirt. I’ve often wished I could design the color patterns in my own clothes: create the fabric itself. Most… Continue reading

She Nailed It!

Last night I wrote a post, “Christian Taliban?” that had been burning in my thinking. I couldn’t decide if I should write it or not. Finally I decided to commit it to writing. The movement of the spheres? This morning I see a link from a friend, thanks James! The TED talk by Lesley Hazleton, included at the end of… Continue reading

We Need a Populist Movement-Part 4: Journalism

Image via Wikipedia When I was a child, journalism was ruthless.  Investigative reporting was in its prime, shining the light of day on corruption, indolence, criminal activity, under the table deal making and the like.  The government hated the media because they showed the American people in very real terms the horrible truth some powerful people wanted hidden:  the civil… Continue reading

Excellent Read

I was just in Atlanta.  On the long flight I read Arianna Huffington‘s new book, Third World America.  Now, before my conservative friends go off the deep end, this is not a book about left or right, about Democrat or Republican.  This is a book about the assault on the middle class from both parties. This is a must read… Continue reading

An Unlikely Disciple

I have become increasingly concerned over the past 10 years over what I have perceived to be an increasing polarization of Americans — an increasing radicalization, a swell of extremism of polar opposites, an unwillingness to listen, an indefatigable commitment to never change, a rise in anger and frustration over feeling powerless to live with and around what one perceives… Continue reading

Well, Duh! (Death of Another Medium) *Updated*

According to the Audit Bureau of Circultations: average daily circulation dropped 10.6 percent in the April-September period from the same six-month span in 2008. That was greater than the 7.1 percent decline in the October 2008-March 2009 period and the 4.6 percent drop in the April-September period of 2008. Newspaper circulation down 10.6 percent // Current And for a detailed… Continue reading

I Love Mark Twain

It’s as much “the look” as the wry perspective. I suspect he was more than just a personality, he was a force of good. Here are a few quotations you might enjoy: Under certain circumstances, profanity provides a relief denied even to prayer. Whenever you find out you are on the side of the majority, it is time to reform.… Continue reading

60th Anniversary of 1984

George Orwell’s classic dystopian novel Nineteen Eighty-Four was released sixty years ago this week. It’s doubleplusgood. To say otherwise is crimethink and result in being sent to a joycamp. You can read the full text here. [From 60th Anniversary of Nineteen Eighty-Four – Neatorama] The man was brilliant, and, tragically, visionary of what has come to be.… Continue reading

Need More Time!!!

I wish I had time to read this. I have felt for several years that this presidency was subverting democracy, the very will of the people being manipulated and controlled in alarming ways. I do not believe this will serve our country well for generations. I just need more time to read all of the things I want to read!!… Continue reading