Monthly Archives: March 2016

Different Worlds

“To see a world in a grain of sand And a Heaven in a wild flower, Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand, And Eternity in an hour.” (William Blake, from Auguries of Innocence) I’m tired of politics, tired … Continue reading

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Conservatives are not necessarily stupid, but most stupid people are conservatives. (John Stuart Mill) Some things make me mad. Anger. And some things enrage –infuriate — me. Infuriation. In my world, anger pops up maybe one or twice a year; … Continue reading

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Solomon, Sun, and Drumpf

The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun. (Solomon, in Ecclesiastes, KJV, the Bible) Solomon was right. … Continue reading

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Manifest Destiny (?)

Sometimes, the week’s silliness ascends to a new and ever-higher pinnacle, most especially when Republicans, evangelical nuts, and right-wing radio talk jocks all manage to (inadvertently, mostly) meet up with what appears to be some sort of a prescribed Manifest … Continue reading

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“Religious Liberty”(?)

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof . . . Bill of Rights, Article I. The so-called ‘Establishment Clause’ of the Constitution’s First Amendment seems, to minds unburdened by doctrinaire religion, … Continue reading

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Fear, Despair, and Politics

The difference between Despair And Fear — is like the One Between the instant of a Wreck And when the Wreck has been – (Emily Dickinson) Despair And Fear have become the operational mantra of America’s modern right wing politic. … Continue reading

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