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A conversation with Noam Chomsky on organizing for a next system

Philosopher, linguist, and social critic Noam Chomsky recently spoke about his experiences in campus activism and his vision of a just society to help inaugurate the Next System Project’s ambitious new… 3,743 more words

U.S. Economy

'CARE OF CELL 44' by The Zombies

I really can’t remember how we managed before 1967 (we did, obviously) but I do know that the advent of Radio One meant that ‘unwilling schoolboys’ like myself could leave the house for the bus stop at least with some sort of catchy tune on their tongues.  732 more words

British Pop

Tail Gunner's Daughter: Ch 3, part 3


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Mom did her best to keep us grounded. She told us how she had grown up in a small cabin in Montana and that she knew what it was like to go without. 1,173 more words


Round, Round, Get Around, I Get Around

On a sunny Saturday afternoon in the summer of 1964, my dad told me he wanted me to go with him to run an errand. There was something secretive about his request along with a sly smile on his face, making me stop whatever it was that I was doing, slip on a pair of shoes, and head out the back door behind him. 644 more words

When I was a Child

a thousand years ago
simple things seemed
to be enough

and things were beautiful
for the most part

bright flashes of color
“The whole word is watching. . . .”


PEOPLE GET READY -Curtis Mayfield

No anecdotal attachment here, as such. It feels like this great modern gospel song has always been around. In fact when I was younger,  I might have thought of it as a version of some other train/salvation metaphor songs – didn’t the Seekers or the Settlers or the Rennies sing one about ‘the Gospel train’? 683 more words


My Soulful Daughter

This is an old blog that I had on my Blogger Blog. I am picking and choosing which blogs I want to transfer over. Here is one about my little-itty-bitty one originally posted on 06/07/13. 918 more words