Jan
22

Expect Resistance

Few of us can easily surrender our belief that society must somehow make sense. The thought that the state has lost its mind and is punishing so many innocent people is intolerable. And so the evidence has to be internally denied. – Arthur Miller I recently started commenting on the news and politics stories at… Continue reading »

Jan
08

Apres Nous Le Deluge

It is easy to dodge our responsibilities, but we cannot dodge the consequences of dodging our responsibilities. – Josiah Charles Stamp Madame de Pompadour was a mistress of Louis XV, a contemporary of Voltaire and by all accounts an intelligent and beautiful woman. She is credited with the political manuevering that led to the Seven… Continue reading »

Jan
05

The Problem of Food

Global food prices rose to a record in December, the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization reported Wednesday, surpassing highs in 2008 when rising prices sparked riots in 61 countries. Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/world/story/2011/01/05/world-food-prices-record.html#ixzz1AEI6nlb5 A subject near and dear to my heart, the rampant increases in the price of food. Back in the summer of 2007, while… Continue reading »