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