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New Year, Old Me

After a month long hiatus, I’m back to blogging. In the past, after having taken a long break from blog writing, I’ve always come back to it with some grand declaration and a clear goal to enact (e.g. 992 more words

Weekly Blog

"We can have democracy in this country, or... great wealth concentrated in the hands of a few, but we can't have both."

“We can have democracy in this country, or we can have great wealth concentrated in the hands of a few, but we can’t have both.”

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Art

Day 1394: What drives us

Yesterday morning, I was driven to write a post about my first day of driving after my open heart surgery.

Soon after I drove that post into publication, I noticed my friend Eleanor was wearing a drivingly appropriate t-shirt while she and I were both driving our heart rates up at a cardiac rehab program: 450 more words

Personal Growth

More Than Employees: What Killed Our Local Economic Independence?

Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve been following with a kind of morbid fascination our American presidential race. Of particular interest to me is not so much where our two parties disagree, however, but where they in fact agree. 1,428 more words

Local Economy

Compo Guards Save Lives, Offer Life Lessons

Westport’s lifeguards are superb. They’re well-trained, well-skilled, friendly and fun. (They’re also very tan and quite fit.)

Compo Beach-goers know that the guard shack offers more than first aid. 46 more words

Beach

A response to comments on my reposting Avner Meitner's post

A couple of days I reposted a post by Avram Meitner, and wrote that I thought it “brave, concise & accurate”. In comments to this post on my blog & on Facebook I’ve been told that it’s stupid, vile, shite, & I should be ashamed & embarrassed for reposting it. 555 more words

Israel/Palestine

"Zionism and anti-Semitism are almost exactly the same thing. The key difference is how they are marketed."

Avram Meitner’s brave, concise & accurate post on Facebook today:

‘[…] Hitler WAS one of Zionism’s biggest supporters. […]
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Freedom