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August 2016

Split Down The Middle

America is being split down the middle. Those who have, and those who don’t.  Those who are educated, and those who are not.  Those who are black, and those who are white.  Those who believe, and those who do not believe, etc. It as though in the mind of the country there appeared a widening […]

Among Neanderthals

In antediluvian times – going back several hundred thousand years, men and women roamed the landscape – called Neanderthal, not quite human, but a subspecies of the genus Homo, closely related to all of us today.  They led lives obscure until about 30,000 years ago. Then came Cro-Magnon men and women, early modern humans. For […]

Traveling to a New America – PSU & Syria Boy

Standing on the beautiful Portland State University campus in Portland, Oregon, there is another image that impinges suddenly upon our mind in stark contrast to the serenity and atmosphere of learning found here. A young boy, bloodied, dazed, utterly lost among the carnage of civil war in Aleppo, Syria. Two worlds: One of young people […]

Traveling to a New America -Vancouver, Washington

Here at the Compass Coffee Shop in downtown Vancouver, Washington. What are people looking for, searching for, in our towns and cities across America? A dream resonant with the latent dreams and possibilities of their own daily lives.  A dream that transcends their ordinary day-to-day struggles to survive, to make money, to pay the mortgage […]

Traveling to a New America – Portland, Oregon

Portland, Oregon! – Beautiful, blazing skies, and the rumble of excitement in August in a city that is growing and stretching its arms and legs. “Traveling to a New America”, my campaign of meeting people and giving talks in towns and cities all across America, stopped here.  On Portland’s streets, I met and talked briefly […]

Hitlers, Stalins, and more recent Aspiring Actors

You have to be amazed sometimes at the shifting political landscape this year, the rage and ranting coming out of the Trump campaign and his followers.  The viciousness and lies keep piling up, the denigration of people, Mexicans, Muslims, women, the disabled, yet, amazingly, a large part of our citizenry still remain insanely attached to […]

Trump – Embodiment of the False American Dream

Donald Trump has emerged as aspirant for the pinnacle of political office in this land of America. Billionaire and television star, he represents the culmination of a long development in the history of the American dream – not the true dream of America, but a false American dream, corrupt and immoral to the core. The […]