Monthly Archives: November 2016

PRIMER: How “Economics” drives the DAPL pipeline

I put “economics” in quotes because, well, you know, it’s not really eco-nomics, not eco at all, but rather, ego-nomics, that of fat, well-fed corporatists maximizing greed. On the other hand, we need to remember that we Americans of European … Continue reading

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Does Snowstorm presage Showdown at Standing Rock?

As a snow storm accompanied by high wind gusts expected to last for up to three days assaults dug in water protectors at Standing Rock, this: Both the state of North Dakota and the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers have ordered … Continue reading

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“Fuck Jobs!”

Note: Forgive me, if you are one of those to whom I have told this story before. It identifies one of the most important crossroads in my long life. I shifted out of mainstream culture when I was 17 years … Continue reading

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Final Day, Thanksgiving with sons and grandkids

On our final day with Sean and the kids, Colin and I begin to prepare for the trip back to Indiana, also 18 hours long. This time we will leave at 6 A.M., to get there by midnight (unlike the … Continue reading

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Saturn in Sagittarius: Where are we as a species?

The planet Saturn, transiting through the sign of Sagittarius from 2015 through 2017, offers us a once-in-30-year opportunity to elevate the level of responsibility needed to reframe our perspective on what might be called The Big Picture. Plus, this particular Saturn transit … Continue reading

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Who’s FAKING what, where, how and why?

Back about ten days ago, I got wind somewhere of a female professor at some college I’ve never heard of who posted a list of “fake news” sites. Geez, I asked myself. Who is this woman? Where did she come … Continue reading

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Confusing Presidential (S)election Aftermath continues . . .

I voted for Stein, as a protest against especially predictable warmonger Hillary, assuming that if unpredictable Trump won, well at least I wouldn’t feel personally responsible for whatever mess he made. But now I wonder about Jill Stein! The Mysterious … Continue reading

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It’s the day after T-Day and all through the woods, and in the diner . . .

We took a walk up the nearby Great Hill woods before our T-Day dinner yesterday, and another one today in the rain up the same hill; puppies Shadow and Lily ecstatic, running free. Late this morning we went to the … Continue reading

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Standing Rock magnifies John Trudell’s Thanksgiving address, 1980

As Standing Rock water protectors continue to be brutally assaulted by the forces of corporatocracy — Standing Rock gives us a chance to get Thanksgiving right — as we engorge ourselves on Thanksgiving turkey while ignoring that Thanksgiving really signifies something else … Continue reading

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It’s the day before T-Day and all through the house . . .

Chaos reigns! But never fear, we’ll have this dining room table cleared by tomorrow . . . Son Colin Cudmore and I drove 18 hours nonstop yesterday (what fools!), while listening to Graham Hancock podcasts on academic politics surrounding catastrophism … Continue reading

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