For Whom The Bell Tolls

The famous quoted passage from John Donne below has been brought up a few times the past few weeks. Here is the whole: “Meditation 17″: No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main; if a clod be washed away by the sea, […]

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Emma’s first poem

My friend Howard Hall is a gifted poet who can coalesce a lot of truth in a few syllables. He’s been featuring among his poems handwritten pieces from others under the tag “secondhand haiku” on his blog (non-breaking space). Emma has a way with words and stories which is just natural – all children have […]

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Labor Day links

Salon.com: Who are the wealth creators?: Material production is only one of many activities that enrich a society. Public goods like safety and utilities and infrastructure and parks are part of the wealth that we share in common. So are many private goods that sometimes are best provided by the public, like public education and […]

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