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Bay Area native but now in Western Colorado. Have traveled some. Worked 30 or so jobs. At age 40 I got tired of people callng me crazy and got a second M.A. degree so I could sit on the other side of the desk and decide if they were crazy. I hope to learn to write better than I do.

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ON BECOMING ILLITERATE

Posted on July 3, 2017 at 8:19pm 6 Comments

                                                            ON BECOMING ILLITERATE

If the definition of being illiteracy is “unable to read or write in any language” I am inexorably moving in that direction. In fact I can barely read or write now. I’m typing this as a Word document using 22-point type and a seven-power magnifier close at hand. I make lots of typos and despite using spell check some of them escape my being reminded what books matter to me rarely matter to…

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The Transpaent Pathology of Donald Trump

Posted on May 11, 2017 at 11:50pm 2 Comments

Those of us who pointed out what a malignant narcissist Donald Trump is were not wrong. So much of his seeming puzzling behavior is readily explained once we understand this is a very rigid, limiting behavior pattern his disorder has him trapped in.

Authoritarian leaders seek total control. He believes he has the power to define truth and reality. “Truth is whatever I say it is! My assertion makes it so!” followed by “If I don’t admit it’s real, it’s not!” Magic belief in the power of…

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MLK's Continuing Challenge to America: the Need for a Revolution in Values

Posted on January 16, 2017 at 11:56am 1 Comment

MLK’s Continuing Challenge to America: the Need for a Revolution in Values

January 22, 2013

 

[I have been reposting this for several years on MLK Day because it remains timely and gets to the heart of America's dilemma. In 2015 American military forces dropped over 26, 00 bombs on Muslim-majority countries. Imagine our reaction if they had one that to us! Ye Americans persist in this fantasy of fake innocence:…

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The First Step Toward "Maing America Great Again"

Posted on December 29, 2016 at 10:51pm 1 Comment

The Republicans’ first step towards Making America Great Again:

 

Bye-Bye Obama care!

(Means: Bye-bye health insurance for 20  million Americans)

Bye-be Medicare!

(Means: Bye-bye health insurance for 45 million aged and 9 million disabled Americans))

Bye-bye Medicaid!

(Means: Bye-bye health insurance for 33 million children, 19 million adults and 17 million aged and disabled)

Bye-bye Social Security!

(Which 65 million…

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