The Sanders Conundrum

Hello darkness, my old friend

I’ve come to talk with you again…

Because a vision softly creeping 

Left its seeds while I was sleeping …

And the vision that was planted in my brain

Still remains…

Within the sound of silence.

 

It should be obvious by this point that this election is unlike anything we have ever seen before.  The media dwells on the downfall of the Republican Party at the hands of Donald Trump. Continue reading

Talking to the Enemy

Interesting story.  Once upon a time there was a group of people who spoke the same language.  They got along well and decided to build a city together.  Actually they were all the people who existed at the time, and this was a big deal.  So they built a city and a big tower to show how clever and important they were, sort of like Dubai, I guess. Continue reading

The Needs of the Many

We are fourteen months out from the 2016 presidential election. As John Oliver said, there will be children born before then whose parents haven’t even met. And yet there is this sense of … something, isn’t there? If you look carefully you can almost see dogs rouse from sleep, lift their heads, and sniff the air with disquiet, and birds burst from the trees in flocks of confusion and panic. Bunny rabbits are about to stampede but seem unsure about which way to go. There is an apprehension, a low, unheard vibration. Something isn’t right. Or perhaps nothing is right. Continue reading

Fans Vs Bernie

I’ve spent a whole lot of time in my life working with and supervising volunteers. Volunteers are some of the greatest people in the world. They are enthusiastic; they are often very talented; they love what they do – which is why they do it. Did I mention that they are enthusiastic? But I hate working with volunteers. They’re so… unprofessional and … enthusiastic. Continue reading