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The War for Peace

It is quiet here in my Mid-Atlantic suburban bubble. I read the news, but don’t watch it, which filters some of the impact. And unfortunately, this sort of thing happens here with disheartening regularity. We are a nation of guns, … Continue reading

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BOATLIFT, An Untold Tale of 9/11 Resilience

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MDOrzF7B2Kg Still so hard to watch stories about 9/11, but this one shows how on our worst day, the best of us comes out.

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Defying Gravity

The movie, Gravity, was a stunning viewing experience. I went for 3D-IMAX, hoping I could hold off the motion-sickness. It didn’t turn out to be a problem, thankfully. Though the movie felt extraordinarily immersive, very real. Well, up to a … Continue reading

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For Art’s Sake

I went to see an exhibition of Pre-Raphaelite art a couple weekends ago. I like the style and subject matter of most of the ones I’ve seen, and I’ve had a framed Rossetti print hanging on my wall for years … Continue reading

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Why Pay Taxes?

I suspect a lot of today’s political disconnect comes from a different perception of wealth and poverty. Wealth is good, poverty is bad – ergo the wealthy are good and the poor are bad. Wealthy people made good choices, succeeded, … Continue reading

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Why Will? (Shakespeare, that is)

It took me a looong time to learn to appreciate Shakespeare, but I’m slow that way. We read bits of the plays in high school English class and acted out scenes (badly). In college we read the plays out loud, … Continue reading

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Why War?

I was lucky enough to have a chance to see the Anglo-Saxon Hoard that was discovered few years ago in a field in Staffordshire, England. It was magnificent. More than two hundred of the exquisitely crafted pieces of gold and … Continue reading

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