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confessions of a projectionist

Who among us has not been terrorized? Who among us has not also been a terrorist? I’m talking about minor acts of terror.  Under my definition, even a petty snipe can be a terrorist act.  Even a petty snipe is … Continue reading

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we’ll throw him off our backs

Disgust… disillusion… a desire for national stability. According to historian Paul Johnson in Napoleon: A Life, a populace sinks down into such feelings after a time of revolutionary upheaval. From the people there then arises “an overwhelming demand for a … Continue reading

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our man, our mirror

As I see it, we’ve chosen a mirror… …a big-mouthed mirror… …to be our next president. According to my theory… …we elected this mirror because we’re trying to wake ourselves up.  Shock ourselves awake. We’re saying to ourselves: consider that … Continue reading

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the symbol lives again

In the late 1960s, my generation suddenly “discovered” the yin-yang symbol… Many of us were looking East, because those religions and philosophies seemed to jibe with who we truly were, with who we wanted to be… We liked the Eastern … Continue reading

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lucky loss

Many are inspired by the life of Muhammad Ali… …but I prefer the bio of another boxer—the man Ali beat in the legendary fight known as “The Rumble in the Jungle“. Ali won that 1974 bout using what he called … Continue reading

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what’re we doing here?

Buckminster Fuller once asked himself, “What is Man?” After considering all that we do, he decided Man was basically a problem-solver. When I heard him relate this story, years ago, during a lecture in San Jose, California, his conclusion made … Continue reading

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Fortunate Competence

Perhaps a humorous, cynical book from 1969 belongs in our new mythology… I’m referring to The Peter Principle by Dr. Laurence Peter, which presented this premise: “In a Hierarchy Every Employee Tends to Rise to His Level of Incompetence” At … Continue reading

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