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bob-mustin's picture
Dec.21.2011
End of the year magazine issues tend to be retrospectives, or the content seems more strained than usual. The January 2012 issue of Harper's Magazine seem to fall in line with the latter. However, there's one curious juxtaposition: A piece of first person reportage by Cecelia Balli, "Calderon's...
michael-seidel's picture
Dec.19.2011
So a NY Times article on texting mentions that people in hospitals are texting. Not patients awaiting a procedure but doctors, nurses, and patients while doing a procedure. I don't understand the texting fad. Is it a fad or is it here to stay? While with my neice in September, a 30-year old...
arlene-goldbard's picture
Nov.07.2011
Have you been spending time in an Occupy encampment lately? It’s getting chilly out there. I’m making a big pot of stuffed cabbage, more or less my grandmother’s recipe. Come on over for a bowlful. It’ll warm you right up. Let’s schmooze a bit while it’s cooking. Class warfare: the locution of...
arlene-goldbard's picture
Oct.26.2011
I took part in an arts conference on Monday (more about that in my next blog). In a discussion I moderated on art and civic engagement, speakers had a lot to say about pursuing social change by engaging people in community life and democratic discourse via music, media, dance, drama, and other...
bernadette-jansen-op-de-haar's picture
Oct.19.2011
The Occupy Wall Street Protest is a flash-mob that camps out. It’s as if the neighbours come round for a cup of coffee and end up sleeping over. The Occupy demonstrations are flash-mobs inspired by fear, and fear is not short-lived, fear is stubborn. It’s actually rather odd that, in order to...
arlene-goldbard's picture
Oct.17.2011
I woke up in the middle of a dream this morning. Side-by-side with a young woman (I can see her earnest face so clearly, the tumble of dark curls that nearly covered it), I strolled through an encampment occuping a city square. We stepped over bodies, threading our way through a maze of...
tony-taddei's picture
Oct.16.2011
The following was written the morning or 9/11/11.   With Wall Street now occupied, a Jobs Bills stonewalled and the next budget battle looming it seemed more than time to post it.   I woke up on that morning afraid of you.  You were driving alone in a pick up on an Indiana...
ivan-g-goldman's picture
Sep.19.2011
     No matter how hard they search, Democrats in Congress can’t find any coat tails under Obama’s mummy bandages. And they have yet to recover from the horror of watching helplessly last week as voters in New York City bestowed a congressional seat on a Republican. By a wide margin...
mariette-ana-papic's picture
Sep.16.2011
It's time to shake my tree, time to get my feet moving again, so today I started a new series on my blog called, Street Signals. I figured it's time to organize my website and all the crazy types of writing I put on there. I pity those people who try to keep up with my untamed mind and have decided...
ivan-g-goldman's picture
Sep.14.2011
     Republican strategists figure if we can just lay off enough schoolteachers, firemen, librarians and safety inspectors, the economy will come roaring back. Also, instead of relying on Medicare, seniors should just go out and make their own deals with insurance companies and it...