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Fear

Nothing easier than to say ‘have no fear! Nothing more difficult. How does one kill fear, I wonder? How do you shoot a specter through the heart, slash off its spectral head, take it by its spectral throat? It is … Continue reading

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It’s Ink They Worry About

I read a lot of Russian literature. Sharanksy, Solzhenitsyn. Dostoevsky. As I become involved with their work a relationship develops which is helped along by learning their stories. Reading their biographies – trying to understand what shaped their visions of … Continue reading

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The Rolling Road of Wonder

Do you ever feel just a little bit dirty after scrolling down your Facebook feed, or through the articles of your favorite news aggregator, reading the headlines from rags like Huffpo or the NY Times (yes the Grey Lady has … Continue reading

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Venezuela After the Politics

It’s been a while since I’ve written about Venezuela; though I follow the news every day. Bread lines turning into “Brownie Wars”. A starving nation sending “flood relief” to Peru, echoing the days when Idi Amin sent food to Britain … Continue reading

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History is Rhyming

“History doesn’t repeat itself, but it sometimes rhymes.” So the saying goes in an essay I read a short time ago. The article is about the rise of nation states, the separation of church from the state and the placing … Continue reading

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The Drug War

Yes – the war on drugs. Just like the war on poverty gave us more poor people; the war on terrorism gave us more terrorists – all we got from this one was more drugs. And the human costs? Incalculable. … Continue reading

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Drugs and Politics

I once was doing some tourism in La Paz, Bolivia; that bizarre capital city, the highest in the world nestled in a crevice that falls from the ‘altiplano’ – a highland plane some believe is Atlantis and where the Quechua … Continue reading

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