Monthly Archives: June 2004

BLOGS IN BUSINESS — WHAT WE COULD DO NOW

I‘ve written before about Blogs in Business and the role I think they could play. But my idealism — the desire to have a better, simpler blog product with some better social networking functionality before we try to sell it … Continue reading

Posted in Using Weblogs and Technology, Working Smarter | 12 Comments

THAT’S AWFULLY PERSONAL: GENIES, DECLARING WAR, AND CELEBRATING BAD TASTE

Here are my belated answers to the last few weeks’ That’s Awfully Personal questions: Genies Q: A genie appears before you and says: “I am merely an apprentice genie, so I can’t grant three wishes, but I have the power … Continue reading

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CANADA VOTES: A FRACTURED TURN TO THE LEFT

To no one’s surprise, Canadians elected a minority government yesterday. The only surprise was Ontario, which delivered 75 of its 106 seats to the Liberals, defying both the pundits and the polls, and giving Prime Minister Paul Martin 25 more … Continue reading

Posted in How the World Really Works | 6 Comments

WHAT MEN REALLY WANT

I had a discussion the other day with a friend who said that, in the opinion of several women he knew, most men had become ‘extra children’ in their families, led around by the nose, in fact if not in … Continue reading

Posted in Our Culture / Ourselves, Preparing for Civilization's End | 14 Comments

GEORGE BUSH: BIG BROTHER, BIG SPENDER, ENDANGERER OF AMERICAN LIVES

It seems hardly a week goes by without another astounding revelation of the Bush Regime’s agenda to intervene without limit into the lives of Americans, and everyone in the world, to further its right-wing, psychopathic agenda. Here’s the latest grim … Continue reading

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GICLEE, AND THE INNOVATION AND ETHICS OF ART REPRODUCTION

I love the work of photographer David Lorenz Winston, so when I saw what looked to be an original oil painting by him entitled “Solitude”, at an unbelievably low price, I couldn’t believe my eyes. I was right not to … Continue reading

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Awfully Personal Question for June 26, 2004

Welcome to That’s Awfully Personal, an opportunity for blog writers and readers to reveal a little more about themselves than might normally happen during the daily blogging process, and hence get to know each other a bit better. It’s a … Continue reading

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THE COMING IRAQ CIVIL WAR

A year ago I predicted that Civil War would break out in Iraq as soon as the occupation force left, no matter how long that took, and that such a war would probably end in the division of the country … Continue reading

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GOOD STUFF

The Worldwatch Institute has just released Good Stuff, a guide for socially and environmentally responsible consumers. Please read it — if you’re like me, you’ll find a lot of information you didn’t know. You can download a .pdf of the … Continue reading

Posted in Preparing for Civilization's End | 4 Comments

COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS

Last year I republished a wonderful commencement address by Tony Kushner. It’s that time of year again, so I went looking for the best of this year’s crop. I read a lot of commencement addresses, many by famous people — … Continue reading

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