Archive for May, 2012

Some wondrous, invisible thing is happening to Zachary’s neurons. I watched him as my wife patiently asked the above questions. Everything about his face and body proclaimed cognitive dissonance – squirming, looking away to the computer; monosyllabic, nonsensical answers. Two different, incompatible versions of the world were being presented by two people he loved and trusted. He could ultimately adopt only one.

I am ashamed to be a citizen of the world’s #1 arms merchant. This is not what the Founders intended.

Some CEOs are worth it. Some are worthless. All have found, to their joy, that they can act just like they did in junior high. Will they use that power wisely?

“..a wise and frugal government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, which shall leave them free to otherwise to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government, and this is necessary to […]

“Perhaps, when we remember wars, we should take off our clothes and paint ourselves blue and go on all fours all day long and grunt like pigs. That would surely be more appropriate than noble oratory and shows of flags and well-oiled guns.”
Kurt Vonnegut
“What if they gave a war and no one came?”
1960s peace slogan
“Ain’t […]

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