Category Archives: Prose

Last Words; Sabbath Thoughts (Oliver Sacks)


“And now, weak, short of breath, my once-firm muscles melted away by cancer, I find my thoughts, increasingly, not on the supernatural or spiritual, but on what is meant by living a good and worthwhile life — achieving a sense … Continue reading

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Winterish


Winterish   After last night’s blizzard, the cement Chinese scholar—who meditates on a makeshift pedestal in our garden’s southwest corner—has suffered a storm-change into something rich and strange. Atop his modest Buddhist curls, he now wears a proud bishop’s miter of … Continue reading

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Social Change Diary: Novel Communications Strategies for a Better World


Social Change Diary: Novel Communications Strategies for a Better World On Tuesday, February 20, 2013 at 3:30 PM at the Ford Foundation, I attended a thought-provoking seminar led by MacArthur Foundation “genius” grantee, TED-Talk participant, and Harvard University Professor of … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day—On the Real Merchandise of The Information Economy


On the Real Merchandise of The Information Economy “How thoroughly and how radically Google has already transformed the information economy has not been well understood.  The merchandise of the information economy is not information; it is attention.  These commodities have … Continue reading

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How Our Deficit Grew So Big & Why The Rich Owe Taxes, Too


1) How Our Deficit Grew So Big Taxes cuts for the rich, two wars (paid for by selling U.S. debt to China and others), and a drug-company boondoggle for a bloated Medicare prescription drug plan—all voted for by a Republican … Continue reading

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