Monthly Archives: February 2017

Immigration, citizenship essay – John Ralston Saul 

A truly remarkable Canadian, John Ralston Saul pens an essay about the time tested foil for conflict/ immigration. His current essay tackles the issue of identity in an age when borders or faith seem to reign mighty. A lengthy article … Continue reading

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PADDLING THROUGH PARADISE FOR PEANUTS

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to paddle from the base of Glen Canyon Dam to Lees Ferry? Did you know for the price of a kayak rental and a backhaul, one can paddle this 16 mile … Continue reading

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19th C Philosopher muses about America – Trump era 2017

My post as an homage to Tocqueville… his insights were poignant wisdom. Almost prophetic. His words have been used by Neil Postman, academic and author who has posited that technology is not benign. See video. Today social media fake news, … Continue reading

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Rise of tyranny- Plato

Chilling reference to Plato’s Republic and our fear of Trump. http://www.openculture.com/2017/02/did-platos-republic-predict-the-rise-of-donald-trump.html From: http://www.openculture.com/2017/02/did-platos-republic-predict-the-rise-of-donald-trump.html Under such presumably decadent conditions, “a would-be tyrant would seize his moment”:He is usually of the elite but is in tune with the time. Given over to … Continue reading

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