Home & Tribe

“Many of us are homeless in the West today.” – Johann Hari, Author (Lost Connections: Uncovering the Real Causes of…

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Sharp Women, Smart Men

I am reading two books now, SHARP: THE WOMEN WHO MADE AN ART OF HAVING AN OPINION by Michelle Dean…

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Bad Feminist Essays-Thoughts and Reactions

I came away from listening to Roxane Gay’s BAD FEMINIST ESSAYS with a bunch of questions based on the issues…

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Plant Madness and SATC

I have never liked cleaning, though I love organizing.  My many visits to gardens in May and June have me…

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Why Isn’t This Common Knowledge for Alcoholics?

I grew up with alcoholic grandparents.  My parents drank regularly.  My sister swore off alcohol altogether.  I drank in an…

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Discernment and Judgement

Madeleine Albright has a new book out, Fascism: A Warning  I learned of it when she made an appearance on…

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When War Becomes Policy

HOW EVERYTHING BECAME WAR AND THE MILITARY BECAME EVERYTHING:  TALES FROM THE PENTAGON by Rosa Brooks When the military is…

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What Do You Want?

“Figure out what you want, because if you don’t know what you want, you’ll never get it.” – Getting in…

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Violating the Oath of Office

Watching DemocracyNow today, I was struck by their interview with David Cay Johnston.  He believes there are at least three…

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