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Henry David Thoreau

Bob Trask: An American Thinker

Heather Robinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Heather Robinson

Human beings have great power over ourselves and our life's direction through the exercise of free will. "We create our realities by where we focus our attention," Trask writes.

James Cameron's New Consciousness

Lee Schneider | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lee Schneider

Will the new world consciousness, due to arrive in 2012, be the vision of Roland Emmerich or James Cameron?

Giving Thanks for Action

Bob McKinnon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob McKinnon

When habitual distractions trump deliberate actions we focus on politics instead of policy, the selfish vs. the selfless, and the "urgent" vs. the important. We much change the action-distraction equation.

Living in and Falling Out of The Vein of Gold

Rob Kall | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Rob Kall

It is not enough to know of, or, even better, to know how to access veins of gold. We must know how to maximize their roles in our lives.

A Kilowatt Earned is a Kilowatt Saved

Patti Prairie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Patti Prairie

Benjamin Franklin, Henry David Thoreau, and Theodore Roosevelt made the environment personal, not an abstract untouchable concept. We need to do the same on climate change.

Deodorant Ads Help Us Learn About an Important Word: Incitement

Sophie Pollitt-Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Sophie Pollitt-Cohen

It's how a culture gets you to read yourself, so that you think you are just expressing and reacting to your natural, real self. But hello, culture invented your self. It's not entirely natural.

Michael Jackson: Reflections On The Complexity of Being Human

Janice Taylor | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Janice Taylor

In this moment of reflection, I offer you some thoughts from some of our most respected and best philosophers, writers and just plain folk that may help us find our way.

What's an Unpublished Writer to Do?

Carol Hoenig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Carol Hoenig

If an author who cannot acquire a traditional publishing deal decides to invest in their writing career by self-publishing instead of giving up, let's celebrate their passion and entrepreneurship.

There is an "I" in Team

Ben Fractenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ben Fractenberg

I received a text message the night of Obama's historic victory thanking me for my involvement in the campaign. "This victory is all because of you," ...

A Green Opposition to a Colorless Proposition

Michael DeJong | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael DeJong

Eco-activists Rachael Carson and Henry David Thoreau didn't call for cleaner air and water for gay people - they raised their clarion call to ignite a flame under all people.