Tag Archives: politics

Growing up is hard to do

We all know thal learning to delay gratification is an important part of growing up, and we also know in our confessional moments that we never master all of those impulses that can being us to immediate joy,or sudden overwhelming regret. That is probably why we look forward to a life shared with robots. Another, […]

Romney’s Problem

Romney has created for himself a very difficult dilemma. If he maintains his refusal to release his tax returns for the last 10 years he fuels speculation about that decision. If we all didn’t love to solve mysteries the movie industry would go broke. But having resisted for so long he cannot change his mind […]

Class Warfare

The current class warfare began without comment when  the economic rationale for an all volunteer military trumped any  other  social considerations. The thinking went this way: poor kids with no job opportunities can find work in the army, make a living, pay taxes,  and earn a good retirement. Kids from the middle-class  and above will […]

The Familiar vs. the Foreign (#1)

“Would we really know ourselves?”  That line is from a long poem I began writing many years ago. The question remains. Most of us live our lives in a construct I call a story line, built out of experiences, selectively remembered and reconfigured to help us make sense out our lives, to help us determine […]

Truth vs. the Pundits

What seems evident to me cannot be less than that for the professional politicians and political pundits. On the other hand I don’t risk a following or a job for saying out loud what seems so obvious. There are no “wings” in today’s Republican Party; there are two major centers of passion and influence that […]

Writing by the Numbers

I remember advertisements in magazines offering the buyer the opportunity to paint a picture by filling in the numbered sections with the color of the paint that the number represented. Why did they call that “painting”? Wasn’t that like calling a crossword puzzle “writing”? More and more often as I read articles or listen to […]

The danger of Political Pandering

Meanwhile, the world whirls its way, with political destructiveness in what could be mistaken for a super bowl like contest with the climate to claim the title of most out of control. The reactivity of some regimes in the middle east is a physical manifestation of the kind of emotional verbalizations of our own process. […]