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Moment of Discovery

April 18, 2010

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Here’s an exercise to get the mental muscles moving in the AM. Take a look at this thoroughly delightful, very short and genuinely sweet video. Then imagine – interpolating and injecting Sarah Palin’s vapid, vitriolic, look-at-me, Know Nothing, wolf-hunting-from-helicopters-global-warming-denying-wink-wink-world view into the mix. That is to say, into the mix of programs on the Discovery […]

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Guardian Angel Thing

April 18, 2010

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This is surprisingly moving for what it is. And beautifully done.

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Responsibly Republican?

April 17, 2010

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Responsible Republicans! Come back to us! We need you now more than ever. From Jacob Weisberg’s Slate article, “Who Killed the Responsible Republican? Bill Kristol.”

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A Little Night Music

April 17, 2010

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Head to the Alban Arts Center at 65 Olde Main St., in St. Albans at 7:30 tonight to hear the 1937 Flood, with Jim Snyder and myself as opening acts.

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On Lost Miners

April 16, 2010

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Do take a look at these faces in the memorial slideshow. As events unfold in the weeks and months ahead, they should be the touchstone as we talk about what needs fixing and who needs to go.

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Tina Fey, Hooray

April 12, 2010

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While watching Rachel Maddow’s report tonight on the nuclear summit breakthrough today in D.C., with Ukraine agreeing to eliminate its nuclear stockpiles, it is hard – no, it’s impossible – to imagine someone with the playground brainpower of Sarah Palin managing to pull off something as internationally important as this. It is good to have […]

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Flood’s Coming

April 12, 2010

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I got invited to play a trio of songs this Saturday, April 17, as an opener for one of West Virginia’s funnest groups, The 1937 Flood, starting 7:30 p.m. at the Alban Arts Center on Main Street in St. Albans, W.Va. This is one genuinely eclectic string band with a wicked and strange sense of humor.

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Go Long

April 12, 2010

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“The great French Marshal Lyautey once asked his gardener to plant a tree. The gardener objected that the tree was slow growing and would not reach maturity for a hundred years. The Marshall replied, “In that case, there is no time to lose; plant it this afternoon!”

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Dalai Lama in Ohio

April 11, 2010

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H.H. the Dalai Lama will visit Miami University in Oxford, Ohio from Oct. 20-22, 2010 to meet with students and give a public address. There are details on the visit here. but it looks like more specific ones will not be announced until Fall.

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Do Not Kill Unless

April 11, 2010

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It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets. ~ Voltaire

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