I didn’t know who to go to for help – hunger in Philadelphia

The Philadelphia Inquirer profiles the lives of families going hungry in Pennsylvania’s First Congressional District, home of a few of my old neighborhoods, Kensington, Fishtown, Frankford in Philadelphia: “A Portrait of Hunger”. There is no excuse for letting anyone go hungry in the richest country in the world. None. The article points to three main […]

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Bruce Sterling – “Today’s bleeding-edge technology is tomorrow’s broken legacy system.”

I started to pull together some choice quotes from Bruce Sterling, answering questions about the “State of the World 2010″ at the WELL, but realized I’d be quoting far too much. You are better off reading the whole thing yourself. Enjoy. Okay, one quote! In this he is discussing network-culture: It’s not that print’s a […]

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Using Our Powers For Good

I recently re-read Rebecca Blood’s 2003 BlogTalk presentation: “waging peace: using our powers for good”. It is worth revisiting by anyone who is a blog evangelist or critic. Taking a look at the daily lack of cross linkage on memeorandum.com, unfortunately, it seems almost prophetic. …People agree most readily with the things they already believe, […]

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One Party Rule and Where It Gets You

When you hear pundits and politicians berating the ‘other side’ as the cause of all this country’s problems, consider that we’ve had one party rule of the three branches of our government for some time now. Ask yourself, where has it gotten us? One party in power. The other with no capacity to contribute but […]

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Queensryche: “Everyone’s using everybody, making the sale”

This feels strangely relevant today…. Revolution Calling Operation Mindcrime – 1988 1. For a price I’d do about anything Except pull the trigger For that I’d need a pretty good cause Then I heard of Dr. X The man with the cure Just watch the television Yeah, you’ll see there’s something going on 2. Got […]

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