Monthly Archives: November 2006

THINKING ISN’T FREE

More on the folk religion tip: the folk religion in this case being ‘free thinking’. Years ago when Judith and I started out by giving experiential workshops on transformative learning to the local noetics group, on several occasions during the … Continue reading

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WHIRL

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MAC AHEAD

Susan received her refurb MacBook today. She saved $200 on, literally, last week’s Core Duo lineup, now that Apple has bumped the nifty notebooks to Core Duo 2. Well, once again, she’s got the faster computer after 8 years in … Continue reading

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TO BELIEVE OR NOT TO BE

Richard Dawkins. The God Delusion. Harrumph. Dawkins is aggravated at magical precepts and objects of belief. Moreover, as many are, he finds the religious game of king of the hill destructive. But, Dawkins is somehow prevented by the mote in … Continue reading

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THOUGHTFUL VOTES

Politics have been offloaded to: Diggeracity. The following remains because it’s about social psychology. Elections interest me mostly because they’re where the rubbery cognitive complexities hit the pavement. Voter behavior is intriguing. There are no competing social actions at the … Continue reading

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WHERE IT BEGAN

DailyKos highlights positions taken by Burns & Allen (!) in the aftermath of the Florida Fiasco six years ago.

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KATE TUNES IN

Kate, the cat, watches election returns. She doesn’t, as far as I know, care who wins as long as her caretakers don’t become despondant.

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LONG WARS AND OUR DEMOCRACY

If the election tomorrow is about Iraq, it’s also about a nation of citizen armchair geopolitical strategists making up their minds. Yup, each of us indulges our hunch about the war and for some of us this sense will be … Continue reading

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NATIVE GONE

The anthropologist Clifford Gertz has left us. He’s another of my main guys etched prominently in my own investigations on the heels of Richard Halliburton (a popularizer, read as a twelve year old,) and later Ruth Benedict, Margaret Mead, Franz … Continue reading

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Teaching Cartoon: Lessons

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