Who was (is) right – Orwell, Huxley, or neither?

We were keeping our eye on 1984. When the year came and the prophecy didn’t, thoughtful Americans sang softly in praise of themselves. The roots of liberal democracy had held. Wherever else the terror had happened, we, at least, had not been visited by Orwellian nightmares. But we had forgotten that alongside Orwell’s dark vision, […]

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A thought for Garret – and others – on “The sky’s blue. Everything’s great. Buy. No, wait. There’s a cloud. Things suck. Sell. “

That quote is from dangerousmeta! on the daily seesaw in the stock market. It *appears* that the slightest news breeze, positive or negative, seems capable of triggering domino effects where traders swing the market – and the nation’s health – for the good or ill – on the turn of a dime. This doesn’t make […]

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Battlestar Galactica comes to a close – kinda

How BSG wrapped up (or didn’t) will be talked about for a good long while. And that’s perfect if you ask me. Unlike The Sopranos, a show that begged for a close that had resolution, Galactica wouldn’t have been served well if every if every question was answered. Like Dave Rogers I feel that the […]

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The story in Detroit resembels the story in (some) Philadelphia neighborhoods

Amid industrial devastation and abandonment, low prices, infrastructure, and urban settings are luring new home owners willing to take a chance. That’s the story of Fishtown, Port Richmond, Frankford, and parts of West Philly in Philadelphia. According to the NYTimes, that’s the story of Detroit as well. Here’s to reinvention and believing that when we […]

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