Monthly Archives: March 2013

Downwind in an Interconnected World

I’ve now experienced bad pollution for the first time in my life. Oh, I’ve smelled my share of exhaust fumes and fuel, but never has the sky become hazy, nor have health warnings been posted. The big question: Where is … Continue reading

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Insider/Outsider

The puzzles media tell. I read a news article the other day about a man that burned and killed his six children in a home fire while trying to murder his wife, thirty years his junior.  She apparently had an … Continue reading

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We are all ambassadors

“Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn’t go away.” – Philip K. Dick Whether we like it. Whether we agree. Whether we care. It is true. Each and every moment of our lives is spent projecting … Continue reading

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Explorers of all shades

Who’s the real explorer? The white man abroad. The colored man abroad. I don’t like to categorize so extremely but please bear with me on this one. Each phrase carries a cargo hold of baggage. Let’s think of it less … Continue reading

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Living life through a lens

It seemed so simple. Raise the little window up to my eye, focus, click! I couldn’t do it. Too many people were looking at me, I think. Well, maybe they weren’t looking at me. They all had little windows or … Continue reading

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