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If WE Want to Win Back Our Country We Must Understand Who WE Are

If the election of Donald Trump and Republican Control of Congress is to serve as a "wake-up" call to those on the Left Wing of American politics, then our response must come with an understanding of who WE are and... Continue Reading →

Father’s Day: A Meditation on Ritual

For an old Hippie like me the idea that I would love my family’s ritual of “Father’s Day” seems at first silly and vapid.  The fact that a made-up holiday, dreamed up for commercial benefit, could add meaning to my... Continue Reading →

“Loving” and Hating: History Remembered

Among the most viciously stupid and/or dangerously naive among us, are those who upon Barack Obama's election declared we were living in the "Age of Post-Racial America".  Tomorrow will mark  the 50th anniversary of the Supreme Court's landmark decision in... Continue Reading →

Great Britain Reeling? The Hyperbole of Media Hype

"Yellow Journalism  is a type of journalism that presents little or no legitimate well-researched news and instead uses eye-catching headlines to sell more newspapers. Techniques may include exaggerations of news"  This term was coined to describe the "circulation wars" between newspaper... Continue Reading →

Trump’s Republican Supporter Engenders NAZI Flashbacks

We've become so overwhelmed by the peripatetic pace of the Trump insanity that sometimes we need to step back slightly and look at the gestalt of our evolving national tragedy.  From early on in the Trump candidacy I have been raising... Continue Reading →

A Memorial Day Meditation on Ritual

Memorial Day is a national holiday whose purpose is the remembrance of all those who died while in military service to this country.  The purpose of our national holidays is to unify the national culture by celebrating significant people and... Continue Reading →

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