Category Archives: News and politics

What I Would Tell The Academy If I Were Up On That Stage: #ShameOnYou

I graduated high school and went off to college in 1970, so the 1971 Oscars were the first in a long line of broadcasts I probably didn’t see.  I may have found a dorm lounge to watch it on, but … Continue reading

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A Brief History of Pot’s Place in Culture, from the inside

It started out as a “cool” thing to do.  By 1970, when I left high school and home, pot had been underground for generations.  Jazz musicians and their cohorts had been smoking for 50 years and more, when I joined … Continue reading

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This is the Rubicon, folks, and we have crossed it.

“In six months, the world will be different.” Continue reading

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U.S. Supreme Court to take up Prop 8 and DOMA issues

  “The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Friday to take its first serious look at the issue of gay marriage, granting review of California’s ban on same-sex marriage and of a federal law that defines marriage as only the legal union … Continue reading

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Is the race to the bottom an ethical pursuit?

Is this the best we can do, as a people, as a nation, as the human race? Is this striving for the best of humanity, or the race to the bottom? Continue reading

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Sharing my thoughts, expressing my ideas ….

… is the scariest thing I can think of to do. I’m sitting here, trying to figure out something to do; I’m too wired for sleep (although work is tomorrow at 11:00am –I think; I’m unsure of everything these days, … Continue reading

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Cassandra Calling: Work Less, Live Better

There is no “new normal.” The status quo is broken, and we have to find a way to move forward from where we are, not from where we used to be, or from where we wish used to be, or from where we wish we were. We’re in a mess, and it behooves us to find a way out of the mess. Continue reading

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