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Sandy Hook two years on: Does Social Media have a Social Conscience?

December 14 marks is the second anniversary of the Sandy Hook massacre. Not surprisingly, there is a considerable amount of metaphorical and physical ink being spilled on the opinion pages of...
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Not grateful for needless suffering in the name of gratitude

Thanksgiving Thoughts

A Happy Thanksgiving to all my family and friends in the USA. As always, there’s so much to be grateful for – starting, of course, with family and friends. Traveling...
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A Pete Seeger 'Beacon of Hope' tribute in almost every shop window in Beacon.

No More Silence: We SHALL Overcome

This past weekend, I attended two musical events within twelve hours. Late Saturday night, Posie and I were at the BSP Lounge in Kingston for Jonathan Toubin’s Soul-Clap party. The...
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No More Silence

No More Silence

As we approach the one–year anniversary of the Sandy Hook massacre, there is no point pretending this has been an easy twelve months in American culture and politics. A horrendous...
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Fracking Britain

One of the depressingly reassuring aspects of visiting the UK from the USA this past month was the similarity in political landscapes. Admittedly, the UK is not engaged in a...
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Six Months after Sandy Hook. Where are we?

This Friday will mark the six month anniversary of the Newtown/Sandy Hook massacre. It is hard to think of anything good that has come of this awful atrocity. The temporary...
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Shame on the Senate (the Senate as Sham)

“I know what a complicated issue is; I know what it feels like to take a tough vote. This was neither.” Gabby Giffords. Yesterday was an awful day to pretend...
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The Boston Marathon as I know and love it.

Boston Blues

The last time I had this many people check in on my well-being was September 11, 2001. I guess a lot of friends know that I have run the Boston...
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