Weltschmerz

Do you remember Thirty Days to A More Powerful Vocabulary?      This tiny book was part of our curriculum in sixth grade (thank you New Jersey public schools). From a mere fifteen minutes a day, it promised, we could … Read More

We the People

Welcome to my post celebrating US Constitution Day, officially September 17, the date the document was signed in 1787.   Did you even know we had a Constitution Day?  I didn’t.  But we do, so let’s take a look at … Read More

Examining My Political Story: III

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This is the final post in this three-part look at how my current political beliefs were shaped. I’m hoping it’s spurred you on to recall how yours were formed. And to be clear about the values that ground them.   … Read More

Examining My Political Story: II

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  We The People brought an end to the Vietnam War. It was a heady time. My government worked; it was responsive — eventually. I marched on Washington twice. I stood near the arch in Washington Square (NYC) waving my sign … Read More

Examining My Political Story: I

posted in: Politics 6

I’m posting early this week, Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday mornings. I’ll be back on my regular weekly Wednesday schedule on November 16. What’s your political story? On the eve of what may be a revolutionary change in the way my … Read More

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