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Avid reader, jazz musician, philosopher, chef, stone mason, carpenter, writer, painter, poet,humanist, teacher, holistic ethicist who believes consciousness and love pervade the universe, except among self-obsessed humans. I perceive the philosophical unified field to be consciousness and joy. The entire universe is composed of waves, which we surf by understanding. Worked and marched for CORE in the 60's. Built 100-ft., 80-ton sculpture on Pratt Beach, Chicago. Planted trees in Oregon. Solo canoed Illinois, Mississippi, Chicago, Rock, Missouri and Wisconsin Rivers. My big thrill as a kid was building small rockets, archery, cruising my woods and going to the Birdhouse on weekends to see the Miles Davis Quintet and many other Jazz Greats.
I was in San Francisco in '65, '66, '67, and '68. Built Burr Tillstrom's puppet theater for Kukla, Fran, and Ollie at WTTW, Channel 11, Chicago. Briefly taught stage carpentry at De Paul Univ. Technical Director one season at Oak Park Shakespeare Festival.
Played trumpet in many small jazz bands, Sextessence, Nova Express. Played on road tour with rock band and many union and studio gigs. Lived with the Rasta in Blue Mountains, Jamaica.
Drove millions of accident-free miles Over the Road in big trucks, 48 states and Canada.
Currently living alone, caring for four rescued animals, one of which a kitten I recently found 'helpless as a kitten up a tree', abandoned in a city park. He came down to my call, so we folded him into the family. Without someone to care for life makes little sense. All reason is born of the heart. As Maya Angelou wrote, "Love holds the stars in their courses."

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Wednesday, December 5, 2012     

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A Synergistic Solution
(3 comments) Out of the box we're in, facing extreme weather, pollution, extinctions and military deployments, drug violence, and dependence-- a synergy offering a simple solution to many problems at once. Grow hemp.

Friday, November 2, 2012     

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Election prediction by algebra
(4 comments) The Fix Is In, and the election is a fait accompli. Anybody thinking they can waste a vote on third parties or omit voting altogether doesn't realize these guys play for all the marbles and for keeps, and they REALLY don't care what you think.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012     

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GOP May Be Required By Law To Post Warning Label
The GOP is more hazardous than Satan, Radioactivity, pesticides and berserkers combined, and should require a warning label for adults-only consumption.

Thursday, July 5, 2012     

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The Disappeared
(5 comments) posted on Gather as secret police

Sunday, May 20, 2012     

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A Word from the Old School
(2 comments) A warning of saboteurs and an editorial suggestion about the word "revolution".

Tuesday, May 15, 2012     

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On Repairing dysfunctional government
(4 comments) Jefferson's ideas on preventing government from becoming a sow for all the little piglets.

Monday, December 12, 2011     

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SETI Team Intercepts Alien Message A Hoax, say Aliens
(2 comments) Aliens use finance to dominate earth. Strategy to "poison them in the egg" cited.

Friday, September 2, 2011     

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Article seven, Constitution of Massachusetts
(3 comments) Article VII. Government is instituted for the common good; for the protection, safety, prosperity and happiness of the people; and not for the profit, honor, or private interest of any one man, family, or class of men: Therefore the people alone have an incontestable, unalienable, and indefeasible right to institute government;

Sunday, August 21, 2011     

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A Republic of Minds
(7 comments) A new awareness arises, crystallizing a republic of minds.

Friday, July 29, 2011     

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What Bush v. Gore Cost Us
(3 comments) Bush V. Gore started a cascade of costs. The current Supreme Court is a cancer of the body of law. But destruction, unlike construction, ends. The good men do lives on.

Friday, July 15, 2011     

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the disappeared-- fiction
(3 comments) a fictional account of a harmless little old lady's response to a police state.

Sunday, July 3, 2011     

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Of Human Bondage
(10 comments) The inalienable rights innate to human nature will always cast asunder the shackles of human bondage.

Saturday, April 30, 2011     

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a reply to Dr. Bramhall's supposed pathology of nonviolence
(13 comments) It is not nonviolence, but the dominance of a medium of exchange over life, itself, that is pathological.

Monday, March 28, 2011     

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People of Earth
(13 comments) Message from the Galactic Confederation to the people of Earth.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010     

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"Whale Nation" Sends Emissary to UN
(2 comments) Hundreds of thousands of tons of nuclear waste dumped into the oceans have finally paid off. Mutation is the engine of evolution and to prove it, whales have requested UN representation.

Saturday, September 18, 2010     

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President Obama Issues Emancipation Proclamation and Pentagon Adopts Life-Saving Mission
(9 comments) The old strategy of military dominance and subjugation of women will not work anymore. Because we are technically at war, the President can issue an emancipation proclamation under Article two. Defense is more about saving lives and winning hearts and minds than taking lives.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010     

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the meaning of justice, in reply to Mikhail Lyubansky
(20 comments) In assessing the failures of the US justice system, Dr. Lyubansky offers a systemic solution. But the US justice system is an economic machine, not a justice system. Defining justice helps to understand.

Thursday, August 12, 2010     

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productivity doesn't work
(10 comments) Conventional financial indicators omit viability.

Saturday, July 31, 2010     

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get real, people-- in praise of Suzana Megles
(24 comments) Now is the time to crush the GOP, not abandon Obama.

Saturday, July 31, 2010     

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get real, people-- in praise of Susan Megles
(9 comments) Now is the time to crush the GOP, not abandon Obama.

Sunday, July 25, 2010     

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Only Vampires Live In Darkness
(1 comments) My thoughts, commented in the New York Times, on long-term US geo-political strategy.

Saturday, June 12, 2010     

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Oil Spill: Intentional Disaster Aimed at Obama Presidency
(33 comments) Motive, method, opportunity: Cheney's Halliburton M.O. Intentional Disaster Capitalism aimed at the heart of Change.

Monday, May 31, 2010     

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the cloud of life or death
(6 comments) the same forces that sent your kid to Afghanistan are killing the Gulf.

Monday, March 22, 2010     

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Where, Oh Where Is Chris Trybis?
A plea to find an old and uniquely talented friend.

Sunday, March 21, 2010     

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Petroleum is Pervasive
(13 comments) 144 items made with oil, out of six thousand and probably some we haven't thought of. Oil is pervasive.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010     

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Abe Lincoln , On the Corporate Threat to Liberty
(1 comments) Abe Lincoln dreaded the coming of this corporate American Government.

Friday, March 12, 2010     

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Invisible speakers powered by laser, by Carter Haines, U. Texas
(2 comments) Laser/Nano tech creates invisible speakers powered by laser.

Friday, February 19, 2010     

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Rule of the Undead
Our nation has become hag-ridden by ghouls. Zombies, Undead run our commerce, our media, our government and take the costs off their taxes as a business expense.

Monday, January 18, 2010     

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the arc of consciousness
No matter the crisis, peace, love and understanding are a stock to watch. The geometric growth of scientific knowledge in the last fifty years is a phenomenon of Nature, Human Nature.

Sunday, January 10, 2010     

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Whiny Liberals Get Real Pony, Reject Shovel
(10 comments) Progressives, of all people, must display fierce loyalty and unconquerable, indomitable courage in support of their man in the Whitehouse. The GOP is the alternative.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009     

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A National Insanity
(4 comments) Insane policy drives army doctor and many citizens crazy.

Saturday, October 24, 2009     

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New York Times Moves to Broadway
Humor-- The future of journalism

Friday, October 9, 2009     

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Jesus A Terrorist
(3 comments) Humor that's all too real.

Saturday, September 26, 2009     

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The End of Hunting and Fishing in the Wild
(13 comments) Humanity must now take responsibility for its own future. As the provident, not the parasitic, we will gain the stars.

Sunday, September 13, 2009     

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Science Locates the Seat of Hate, Fear and Lies
(2 comments) A Cure has been found for the Republican Disease.

Saturday, September 12, 2009     

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Joe Wilson is no Joe
(1 comments) For Addison Graves to run for public office as "joe" is a deception steeped in cynicism.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009     

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Ahem, Glen Beck; Nuremberg Tribunals Hanged Journalist for Hate Propaganda
(1 comments) Consortium News details hate crimes and lies of war-propaganda journalists; Nuremberg Tribunals sentenced lying hate speech journalist to be hanged.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009     

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For Some, the Dark Ages Never Ended.
(2 comments) The Dark Ages still live in the minds of the willfully ignorant and the shameless plundering murderers of the light of reason.

Monday, August 17, 2009     

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President Obama bows to GOP protests, excludes them.
The President bowing to GOP protests, exempts them from health care.

Friday, August 14, 2009     

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Social Justice is the Foundation of Public Health
(2 comments) An equitable society is the best guarantee of public health.

Friday, August 7, 2009     

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Stolen Infinity
The birth of Christianity as taught by Jesus is revealed in the suffering of the faithful.

Sunday, March 15, 2009     

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The Next Amendment to the Bill of Rights
(13 comments) Amend the Bill of Rights to establish economic as well as civil rights.

Sunday, March 8, 2009     

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GOP Psychosis
(2 comments) Cognitive dissonance, holding contradictory ideas, produces individual and social disease.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009     

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The Death of Denial
(13 comments) The hidden and forbidden facts of the past have come to light.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009     

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Federal Court Orders California to Release Fifty-Eight Thousand Non-Violent Prisoners
(9 comments) The end of Rockefeller Laws and, maybe, Three Strikes, too.

Sunday, February 8, 2009     

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Republicans Cut Childrens' Food
(5 comments) Heartless, short-sighted Republicans starve children. No Problem. It's like stealing food from a Liberal.

Friday, January 30, 2009     

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A Superbowl Request for "The Boss"
(1 comments) Song request for Bruce's half-time show.

Saturday, January 24, 2009     

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A word to the wise for Rush, Ann, and O'Reilly
(8 comments) Casual character assassination is murder.

Friday, January 16, 2009     

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McCain Gives Up Disability Payments
Satire, Sarcasm

Monday, January 5, 2009     

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Republican Science News
Republican efforts at science

Wednesday, December 24, 2008     

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Rev. Rick Vows Silence
(2 comments) The Lord works in mysterious ways.

Sunday, December 21, 2008     

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Revealed: Al Quaida a Subsidiary of Bush Family
"Big Bill" Halliburton and Ali Baba Bush are cohorts.

Thursday, December 18, 2008     

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Republicans find a union they like...
Change means everybody in the pool.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008     

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A terrific movie: Zeitgeist addendum
(6 comments) The fallacy of scarcity and how the Fed enslaves America.

Sunday, December 14, 2008     

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Bush Issues Rare Apology
(2 comments) Major funding error moves money from war to community colleges.

Sunday, December 14, 2008     

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Bush Issues Rare Apology
(3 comments) A funding error has accidently solved the nation's problems.

Saturday, December 13, 2008     

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get ready for freedom to ring
the attempts of the recent president to devalue our assets and buy them at fire-sale prices are a joke.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008     

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Rove's Second Siegelman
Sudden arrest contrasts with Plame indictments languishing for months and refusal to prosecute Cheney, Addington and Rove.

Monday, December 8, 2008     

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Died Laughing
(1 comments) Humor that's NOT FUNNY!

Thursday, December 4, 2008     

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Election Judo
Winning elections has turned into state's evidence.

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