Category Archives: Commentary

Related to society, often non-fiction, sometimes reflections upon fiction.

Philosophy 101: If a murder is streamed live and isn’t watched or shared, does it have an impact?

If a tree falls in the forest and nobody hears it, does it make a noise? Similarly, one can ask, if a murder is live streamed and nobody watches it, will it have the impact that it seeks to have? Continue reading

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What’s the effect of all that marching? What comes next?

An organizer I met years ago asked on Facebook: “Radical and organizer friends: Is it significant that the movement forming against Trump isn’t about a specific cause or platform, but in opposition to an entire government? Should we give ourselves … Continue reading

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[Public-Private Vocational Education Partnerships] Vocational Education and Jobs Training

From the archives – I found the printed version among other stuff I have written and I decided to post it online. I spend a lot of time thinking about appropriate job/ skills training. 10/24/2011 The United State’s fragmented jobs … Continue reading

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How Do You Feel About Cursive? Call Me Old School But…

Although I read and found out about this a while ago, I remain bugged by the fact that cursive writing is being eliminated. There are are arguments made for and against this move. This piece in the New York Times … Continue reading

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Why an ode to misery?

I love movies, and not just happy ending, superficial feel good films. Such films have a time and place and it’s not always, and certainly not award winning. On the flip side, I don’t have a lot of love, and … Continue reading

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“And the Oscar goes to…” not the Unions, Party Poopers, but Twitter

Don’t have much time this morning for this post but if I don’t do it, I’ll forget to share three thoughts about these Oscars, hence the odd title OSCARS and Politics: Union fights It was interesting to me that unions … Continue reading

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It’s not what you say, it’s how you say it.

Much has been said of the Tucson shooting, and I won’t go into the redundancies, but rather discuss the response from the right (and the left). Sure, there was the Huffpo publishing a defense from a former staff member of … Continue reading

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