And so The Beatles acquired a third great songwriter… “‘Don’t Bother Me’ I wrote in a hotel in Bournemouth, where we were playing a summer season in 1963, as an exercise to see if I could write a song. I … Continue reading
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Were Sen. Murkowski’s and Collins’ anti-DeVos speeches and votes merely political posturing? Inquiring minds want to know. Continue reading
I’ve been thinking about my values a lot since the election, and I’ve realized what my most fundamental value is – fairness. Continue reading
by Brandon Tutt I’m scared. I’m shaken to the core. I don’t mean that figuratively. My hands are shaking and I have been pacing around ever since I’ve read this article: “U.S. military probing more possible civilian deaths in Yemen … Continue reading
This is why news organizations can’t afford to entrust their brands to anyone except the pros. I fired off a brief snark on Facebook yesterday regarding a Slate story: Maybe I shouldn’t be so annoyed.
Do you agree with the majority of Americans that gun control is both right and appropriate? Continue reading
My very own Daisy moment, courtesy of Donald Trump’s first 12 days in office Continue reading
The Declaration of Independence established that there is not divine right of governance. The Constitution of the United States of America established that the President runs the government, but not the country. George Washington established that a President was not … Continue reading
Donald belongs in therapy, not the White House. Republican failure to deal with the problem has implications for its future well being. I’d like you to read this set of characteristics. Glibness and Superficial Charm Manipulative and Conning They never … Continue reading
George Harrison’s song “Piggies” from the White Album (written during another year of tumult, 1968) seems a perfect description of our present situation. “When it gets down to having to use violence, then you are playing the system’s game…. The only … Continue reading
This year’s reading list will focus on music. “Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent” – Victor Hugo“One ought, every day at least, to hear a little song, read a good poem, … Continue reading
President Donald’s press secretary boldly and bluntly lied to the White House press corps last week. Yawn. Well, so what? Politicians and their spear carriers have prevaricated, evaded, fibbed, misinformed, misdirected, and dissembled since the dawn of government. But Sean … Continue reading
It’s not about facts. It’s not about reason. It’s about a caricature of the enemy. And you’re the enemy. Our friend Jennie just shared this one: How to Culture Jam a Populist in Four Easy Steps. It walks through several really important bits … Continue reading
This is according to Politico, but its hardly the only source: President Donald Trump and his team are still fuming over evidence of a relatively small crowd for his inauguration, with his chief of staff claiming the reports are an … Continue reading
S&R’s Lisa Wright participated in yesterday’s Seneca Falls Women’s March and sent back a remarkable catalogue of photos. Those weren’t all she shot, though. This morning we invite you to review the rest of the set over at Lisa’s Instagram … Continue reading
“Tyranny is far the worst of treasons.” “They never fail who die in a great cause.” – George Gordon, Lord Byron Today is Lord Byron’s 229th birthday. Much of what is written about Byron focuses on his career as a … Continue reading
ED NOTE: S&R’s Lisa Wright is at the Women’s March on Seneca Falls, NY. “The town is overflowing and the thruway is backed up miles…” UPDATED 10:37 am MST
What do we want from our art – novelty or originality? “The… idea, then, is that every technology has a philosophy which is given expression in how the technology makes people use their minds, in what it makes us do … Continue reading
I recently spent an hour or two at The Gardens in Highlands Ranch, not far from where I live. It was wonderful. I already posted a couple shots from this outing – Ring in the New Year and Medusas. Here’s the rest of the set.