The Real Struggle

This makes sense to me: “The real struggle is not between East and West, or capitalism and communism, but between education and propaganda.” ―Martin Buber…

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Bright Phoebus RE-RELEASED

There is no album closer to my heart than Bright Phoebus credited to Mike and Lal Waterson, (it involves their sister, Norma). It’s finally been properly…

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Josette Bushell-Mingo

One of the great joys of my early days in professional theatre was a Blade Runner-esque version of Of Mice and Men with an extraordinary…

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Seven Aspects of Happiness

From my friend, Dmitry Zinoviev at Suffolk Univeristy, “Seven aspects of happiness.” Co-occurrences of subject tags in 1,350 academic articles about happiness, published since 1970 (tags…

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One Must Imagine Sysiphus Happy

I leave Sisyphus at the foot of the mountain! One always finds one’s burden again. But Sisyphus teaches the higher fidelity that negates the gods…

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When You’re Smiling

There’s a lady walks out of the elevator that I can see from my desk and she always looks so sad.  So I tried smiling…

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Great News

I am very excited to tell everyone I know that for the next year I will be Visiting Scholar at Boston University in The Elie Wiesel…

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Illuminated “J”

I was looking for interesting looking letters J to add to my e-mail signature and my resume and found these. I like them all. Share…

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Writing and Living and All the Rest

I have always meant to keep this blog up to date, and have always failed, despite that, in the process of not keeping up to…

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US Airways Thank Me for My Patience

Here is a link to a storify of some tweets I wrote while on hold with US Airways.  After this, they won’t be much missed….

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