Monthly Archives: March 2015

What baboons and Hannah Arendt can teach us about human behavior that could save us from ourselves

If I had control over the curriculum of high schools in the U.S., two videos, the 2012 film Hannah Arendt and the documentary “Stress,The portrait of a Killer”, would be shown in a course all students would have to take called … Continue reading

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Fifty Shades of Hell

“Fifty Shades of Grey,” the book and the movie, is a celebration of the sadism that dominates nearly every aspect of American culture and lies at the core of pornography and global capitalism. It glorifies our dehumanization of women. It … Continue reading

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Love Casts Out All Evil

“Love casts out all evil,” She said. She is casting out her evil  with beauty and gentle faith transforming into light by the river. She lost her daughters  to her addictions, but was able to hold onto a tail of … Continue reading

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Why I Write: Today’s Version

When I write for writing’s sake, I write as exploration, to see what I will say. Most of my mind, that part of my existence that thinks, is a mystery to me and writing helps me gather evidence about what … Continue reading

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