Global concerns Category

ThIS IS a plan

“It’s better to be strong and wrong, than right and weak.” Do you agree? It seems to be the primary message of extremists all around the world, Trump among them. If you listen to talk radio in this country, you are likely hear vociferous support for the new brand of fascism that Donald Trump is promoting […]

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The Jai road

Last month, we took a trip to one of our favorite nearby hidden treasures. Called Ojai (oh-high) by the Chumash, its original inhabitants for hundreds of pre-Columbian years, this is a resort town tucked away in the mountains above Ventura, just miles from the Central California Coast.  These pictures are from a recent trip we […]

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Agrivation

I have been working all week on an intense project and ideas for this particular topic have been swirling through my head. Sometimes they gel into a cogent statement, buttressed by facts from all the sources that spin past me each day and at other times, they just drop into the pool of ideas that […]

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Neither ruthful nor …

… veracious. After we listened to Obama’s SOTU, I forced myself to sit through one of the multifarious opposing “responses”. Geoffrey walked the dog, unable to stomach what followed. It was no response at all, of course. Clearly they write this flummery without acknowledging what the President actually said, even though I am fairly sure […]

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Behind the surface

In Plato’s Republic, Socrates suggests that looking merely at the surface of things as most of us do in our daily lives, will not lead us to understand the phenomena that underpin the workings of the world.  While this is not welcome news, it actually explains why we are so easily misled by people with […]

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