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February 28
Interested in everything, self-sufficient, read widely, admit when I'm wrong and have many weaknesses. Such as.... hmmm, can't think of one. Former State Department consultant. And I don't believe everything I Google. Consider myself liberal, progressive, moderate.


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OCTOBER 3, 2012 8:22AM

A Real October Surprise

Finally... news I can use. Rebecca Solnit (Stop Leftsplaining!) in Mother Jones:

 " One manifestation of this indiscriminate biliousness is the statement that gets aired every four years: that in presidential elections we are asked to choose the lesser of two evils. Now, this is not an analysi… Read full post »

The frightening consequences of a nation’s economic collapse are often illustrated by Weimar Germany and the rise of Hitler, but the USA also came close to national disaster during the Great Depression. I spent last week next to the air conditioner browsing some unread books. The opening chapteRead full post »

FEBRUARY 8, 2012 8:29PM

My first blog ever, anywhere

This is my very first blog! I’m not a Luddite since I have used, in fact relied on, personal computers since 1983. My resistance has come from not needing to share my thoughts with the entire world.

To start, I have three different topics that I welcome others’ thoughts… Read full post »