Monthly Archives: December 2008

Thawing

BLOG Thawing I’ve been out of town the last few days, on the West Coast. It’s a time of great change for me, a time of coming unfrozen, of astonishing learning and self-discovery and joy and sadness and realization. For … Continue reading

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Not Going to Happen: Part Three (Conclusion)

BLOG Not Going to Happen: Part Three (Conclusion) (This is the conclusion to a three-part story. Part One is here; Part Two is here) Marisa had just been making fun of Dan. “All he can think of is that he … Continue reading

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Links of the Week — Monday December 22, 2008

BLOG Links of the Week — Saturday December 20, 2008 Photo by Beth Patterson of Mirror Pond, Bend OR Finding Home: I’ve written much lately about my search to find where I belong, where my home is. I believe it … Continue reading

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Not Going to Happen: Part Two

BLOG Not Going to Happen: Part Two (Part One is here) The introductions were simple: “Marisa”, she said, pointing to her friend. “Verdad”, pointing to herself. They sat, side by side, and Verdad grabbed the menu, lightly elbowed her friend, … Continue reading

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Not Going to Happen: Part One

BLOG Not Going to Happen “It’s like this, Jack: Guys up to 30 will generally attract women under 25, which is what most men of all ages are attracted to. Guys from 30 to 45 will generally attract women no … Continue reading

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Paying Attention, and Imagining What Could Be

BLOG Standing Still Until I Really See Avon River, at Upavon, Wiltshire, UK (photo by Dave Pollard) West Woods, Lockeridge (photo by Dave Snowden) Avebury Manor (Photo by Dave Pollard) Lockeridge: Thatched Roof House (photo by Dave Snowden) Part of … Continue reading

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Links for the Week: December 13, 2008

BLOG Links for the Week: December 13, 2008 Victoria’s New Yorker cartoons are available for sale here. US Dollar to Be Devalued 90%?: Gerald Celente, an economic futurist with a remarkable track record, foresees a 90% devaluation of the US … Continue reading

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A Moment to be Thankful and Hopeful and Intentional

BLOG A Moment to be Thankful and Hopeful I‘m going to be in England for the next week, so blogging may be intermittent. I thought this might be a good time to reflect on this year, and wish everyone who … Continue reading

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What’s Next for the Economy

BLOG What’s Next for the Economy I‘ve been talking with quite a few people who are knowledgeable about the economy lately, so I thought I would share some of the things they say might well be coming before the current … Continue reading

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A Paean to Activists

BLOG The Paradox of Activism Dan O’Neill cartoon from the Jefferson Airplane CD Volunteers Most of the people I know are optimists. They believe that we, this vain and arrogant and fierce and modestly intelligent species called homo sapiens, will … Continue reading

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