A month or so ago Steve and I decided to visit the birth place of the hippie movement in the 1960s: Haight-Ashbury. We’ve lived in the Bay Are for nearly ten years and had never walked the streets in this area. Doing so was a must before we left.
We went early in the morning, before most of the stoned… Continue reading
In the last few weeks I have seen one too many Facebook posts (typically linking to desperate articles) from my Pensacola Christian School classmates of yore clumsily trying to justify Donald Trump as the “moral choice” in this election. That absurdity is what prompted me to write this post. Those of us who grew up in the fundamentalist movement… Continue 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
We live in an interesting time, a time where imaginary images, pixels of light that dance on the screen but for a moment accompanied by surround sound have actually replaced the real thing. Marshal was right: the medium today is absolutely the message. Our images are simply hollow, empty icons that stand in for a vacuous reality that only… Continue reading
Errol Morris, brilliant documentarian, produced this piece, The Fog of War, basically an in-depth interview with Robert McNamara with footage of the time about which Mr. McNamara is speaking interspersed throughout.
I found the film to be excellent. I was a teenager at the time trying to make sense of what seemed absurd to me then. Hmmm, I’d have to… Continue reading