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arlene-goldbard's picture
Jan.05.2013
I had a conversation last week with someone who gave up making films to start a business he hopes will earn enough money to finance major social-change organizing projects. He condemned progressives for their illusions, saying they that think if they’ve watched a hard-hitting film, they’ve...
ron-lavalette's picture
Oct.10.2012
I don’t know how I failed to note that yesterday was John Lennon’s birthday. He would be 72, if he hadn’t been murdered. He should be 72. He should be walking around, being John Lennon at 72. What a waste. What a world. Imagine something different. Work to make it happen. Never shut up. Go...
paul-signorelli's picture
Sep.13.2012
For those of us who write, the news that a very talented and successful writer has been discredited because of his or her own unethical actions is something that hurts us all—professionally as well as personally. At a painfully obvious level, it fuels the arguments of those who want to...
ron-lavalette's picture
Sep.11.2012
Every day is September 11th for someone, somewhere in the world. Sometimes it’s their planes, sometimes it’s ours causing the mayhem. Sometimes it’s not a plane at all; it’s a handgun or a drunk driver.Crop failure. Secret Police. Hypodermic needle. It doesn’t have to be this way. We’re all on...
george-h-schofield's picture
Mar.10.2011
1. Imagine Your Life Without the Obstacle. Experiencing the possibility of your life without the restriction can often provide enough energy to tackle the obstacle. “What if you DID have the (time, money, resources, partner)? Then what?” 2. Consider What Worked In Your Past. Explore what you did in...
kelly-tweeddale's picture
Oct.21.2010
  On days when I feel like I can’t breatheI imagine myself a poetpulling words, one by one,from the thick toxic airarranging each stanzawith the kind of alchemythat brings illusion,and promises a panacea.   On nights when I search for an elixirI imagine myself a sommelierpairing life’s...
jenni-cazey-daniels's picture
May.01.2010
Hi! I suppose I should start off with a warning or rather a preface as to my blogging abilities. I am a writer. I have been all my life. Blogging though is not something I typically do. I have attempted to maintain blogs from time to time and although they are mere ramblings and thoughts scattered...
quenntis-ashby's picture
Mar.02.2010
There are no lights in the parks of Taiwan tonight. Instead, there are glowing orbs of tiger heads floating closer and closer. They’re blurred to me. I fear them not for they pose no danger to me. They’re only children carrying their trophies, dangling fake heads on the ends of sticks. It’s Lantern...
kristin-francis's picture
Feb.10.2010
Imagine all the people, living life in peace.  These beautiful words (and the last two sentences) were written by John Lennon in 1971, but will resonate within the hearts of many for eternity.  Is peace such a hard concept to understand?  Have we become so enthralled with our own lives, that we do...
matt-beynon-rees's picture
Jan.08.2010
In the documentary “Imagine,” John Lennon comments that his song “Starting Over” was a message to fans his own age in which he aimed to ask them: “Hey, how’re you? Weren’t the Seventies a drag? Let’s hope the Eighties will be better.” If John had lived on through the Eighties to experience the...