Monthly Archives: March 2003

U.S. ‘DIPLOMACY’ HITS CANADA

U.S. Ambassador to Canada Paul Cellucci managed to stir up virulent anti-Americanism in Canada today by claiming that Canadian officials who are critical of the U.S. president and its policies should be muzzled, and issuing veiled threats of recriminations for … Continue reading

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HOW TO BE A SUCCESSFUL ACTIVIST

The title of this Weblog is How to Save the World. Although the title is intended to be ironic, the number of Googlers that land here after typing in those five hopeful words attests to the fact that a lot … Continue reading

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INCREDIBLE

Other anti-war bloggers seem to be doing a fine, and extensive, job of commenting on the war. I’d decided to focus my attention on correcting misinformation, but there is so much of it out there that it’s almost easier to … Continue reading

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TO BE NOBODY BUT YOURSELF

With all the propaganda and groupthink swirling around, we sometimes need to be reminded that dissent and critical thinking are not only commendable and healthy, but essential to personal growth and social progress. Rayne has described a recent situation where … Continue reading

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A WEBLOG-BASED CONTENT ARCHITECTURE FOR BUSINESS

In a previous post, The Weblog as Filing Cabinet, I proposed that business weblogs could be used to codify and ‘publish’, in a completely voluntary and personal manner, the individual worker’s entire filing cabinet. The key advantage of providing such … Continue reading

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WRITING BETTER

Cartoon: Lee Lorenz, New Yorker Magazine One of the main reasons people maintain blogs is to learn to write better. We gauge our success by: The number of hits, comments and mentions of our posts in other blogs The number … Continue reading

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THE BOX (NEW FICTION)

Just completed a new short story called The Box , about coping with mental illness. It’s in my Stories file here .

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FRIDAY FIVE: ANOTHER TIME, ANOTHER PLACE

I’m getting a lot of traffic today courtesy of the Friday Five folks, since they’re using my five questions this week (thanks guys, I’m honoured). So it’s only appropriate that I provide my answers: 1. If you had the chance … Continue reading

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‘SEARCH SALON BLOGS’ TOOL NOW UP

Scott Rosenberg thought my idea for a Search Across All Salon Blogs tool was a great one, but said Salon doesn’t have the resources right now to host it on Salon’s Home Page. So I’ve put it up on mine, … Continue reading

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THE WISDOM OF CONTAINMENT

Since I wrote the article A Man Consumed with Rage I’ve been thinking about what will happen to Bush when that rage is quenched. This utterly simplistic and single-minded demagogue has given us no clue about what he’s going to … Continue reading

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