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October 2016

Traveling to a New America – Eugene, Oregon

Tweet Eugene, Oregon.  Eugene calls itself “A great city for the Arts & Outdoors”. Indeed, there are great rivers, the Willamette & the McKenzie, and the city of Bend and the mountains to the east.  Eugene is a city of alternative ideas also and a leftover flavor still from the hippie generation.  One of the [...]

What Is Life & Death?

Tweet I’m reading a book on physics today – the most advanced theories of the origin of the universe, or time before the big bang, and arguments for the existence or non-existence of God, and how the universe we know will disappear in a trillion years, no one to see it, no one to know [...]

America is One Person

Tweet America is one person. America is not the crowd.  America is not a hundred million people. America has never been more than one person. That person can rule the universe, and send shockwaves of change across the plains and mountains and seashores, and loose mega-nuclear explosions of light and understanding reverberating through the bones [...]

Togetherness Is What We Want

Tweet “What should young people do with their lives today?  Many things, obviously.  But the most daring thing is to create stable communities in which the terrible disease of loneliness can be cured.” – Kurt Vonnegut, author of Slaughterhouse-Five, Cat’s Cradle, and other popular books. _________________ In traveling to different towns and cities and talking [...]

Traveling to a New America – People Along the Way – A Need for Togetherness

Tweet People along the way of “Traveling to a New America”. Berkeley.  Ryan, a young architect. __________________ Ryan, what’s your take on America right now? I think people are very divisive right now, in the United States, especially with the election coming up, to see what direction the country is going to go, and I [...]

Traveling to a New America – People Along the Way, Looking for Answers

Tweet People along the way of  “Traveling to a New America”. Jimmy – Berkeley, California __________________ Jimmy, what do you think is going on in America at this time? Probably the most frustrating thing is the more you read about it, and the more things you find out that bother you, your first instinct is [...]

Traveling to a New America – People Along the Way – Berkeley

Tweet People I am meeting along the way to a New America. Annemarie, age 19, Berkeley, California. _________________ Annemarie, what do you think about what’s going on in America? I think, for the youth of America, there’s definitely a need for awareness. I’m 19 years old, and, myself, I’ve just become so much more aware [...]

Traveling to a New America – Anger at the Root – Live or Die

Tweet One thing you see and hear in America these days is anger. Anger that people are not being heard or recognized or appreciated. This election between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, with its unprecedented nastiness, is bringing many things to the surface that have been seething in our national psyche for decades. It is [...]

Traveling to a New America – People Along the Way – San Francisco

Tweet People I am meeting along the way to a New America. Thomas, age 33.  San Francisco. _______________ Thomas, what are your dreams? I’m working on becoming a cinematographer.  I want to be a filmmaker and make my own films.  I want to create my own thing, what I feel is important, say what I [...]

Hiroshima & Our Religions

Tweet Harriet Beecher Stowe, author of “Uncle Tom’s Cabin”, was living on the campus of Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine, when she took up her pen and began writing the book that was instrumental in galvanizing public opinion on the slavery issue just prior to the Civil War. She wrote: “Up to this year, I [...]