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Reality, truth and consequences

Truth and reality are not as obvious and easily established as we might think – especially in a world of diverse perspectives, …

“The Really Big One”

The greatest disaster ever faced by the U.S. is overdue in the Pacific Northwest. A long but viral article “The Really Big …

Vibrant, effective responses to disaster?

As powerful economic, ecological, and social imbalances work themselves out in and around our lives, we face some pretty hard times – some of us already, some of us more than others, most of us increasingly. Each of us hopes we can ameliorate the …

#Occupy Weekly Sparks = We Can Do It All

Much has been said about the Occupy movement’s lack of demands and vision. Some say it will have no impact unless it makes demands and organizes to make sure those demands are met. Others respond that the People should just take charge of their de…

Will Egypt Revolutionize Democracy Itself?

Thomas Friedman suggests that the special strength of Egypt’s youth-led revolutionary movement has been “the fact that it represented every political strain, every segment and class in Egyptian society.” But then he turns around and says that dive…