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And the Winner Is….

Posted on September 29, 2006 in Humor? Journalists & Pundits

Nice little farce based on the media’s unwillingness to see that Diebold could rig our elections for us.

Many Realities?

Posted on September 29, 2006 in Psychosis Reflections Schizophrenia

Some people might mean “truths” or “viewpoints” when they say “Reality”.

Have Chainsaw, Will Cut

Posted on September 26, 2006 in Conservation

Some people would rather sacrifice beauty than give in to conservation.

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The Pain of Observation

Posted on September 26, 2006 in Memory Poems Uncertainty

Unhappy memories
sidle up on these tepid September afternoons

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White Serpent

Posted on September 25, 2006 in Reading

D.H. Lawrence writes on the American soul as epitomized in the works of James Fenimore Cooper

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Blue Lightning

Posted on September 25, 2006 in College

I wouldn’t have called them friends. They were the people I hung out with when I was in college.

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I saw my paralysis….

Posted on September 23, 2006 in Routine

In the shallow pampliest of a puddle, I saw my paralysis.

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The Skinnies are Out

Posted on September 21, 2006 in Consuming Sugar and Fat

When we talk about weight health, we need to present the idea that what is ideal is a mean, not either extreme.

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Who Owns Your Facts?

Posted on September 21, 2006 in Internet Privacy Social Media

How much freedom we have lost due to the Net!

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Chemical Reaction

Posted on September 20, 2006 in Reflections

square074We are chemical reactions spewing across the face of the earth, destined to end abruptly, our energy lost to the chaotic cosmos. The maddening part is that we have minds which can create the notion of a certain immortality. How cruel the indifferent Universe can be.

A year ago, I would have said the same thing in slightly different words and felt released.

I don’t want to die.

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The Way Home

Posted on September 19, 2006 in Driving

The road smelled of dirt near the lake and methane by the stables. I loved it.

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America’s Sane Are Violent

Posted on September 19, 2006 in Violence

An analysis published last month in The American Journal of Psychiatry found that people with severe mental illness committed about 5 percent of the violent crimes in Sweden, though they made up a small fraction of the population. The United States, which has higher crime rates, has a much smaller proportion of crime attributable to the mentally ill than Sweden, experts said.

Excerpted from here.

This doesn’t say a lot for the sane in these United States.

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