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Here Comes the Judge
Artists are attempting to find something through the maintenance of a practice but what is a politician or leader trying to find? The answer is usually a series of intelligent decisions that lead his country out of a quagmire.
Life Narratives: Doris's Apartment
Writer, researcher, collector of oddities and "tourist" wherev...
Over the weekend, I was helping a friend sort through decades -- actually almost half a century -- belongings of a woman named Doris. I never met Doris. But I learned a lot about her life and personality by spending hours in her $130 a month rent controlled fourth floor walk-up.
Appointment in Samarra
Napoleon's Role in Shaping Penang as Key Player in World Trade
Travel and food writer
If the British East India Company existed today, it would be a billion-dollar mega-corporation. In 1786 the company wanted a suitable port of "refreshment and repair" along the valuable trade route to China, and the tropical island of Penang.
Is Reading Overrated? One Writer Argues Yes
: Reviewing the Reviewers
I did not go see
with the goal of writing a review. My exasperation was brought on by my belief that the reviewers of this film missed some of the film's real messages.
Julia the Hindu, and the Pray in
Eat Pray Love
Interfaith Minister, author of 'American Veda: How Indian Spir...
The powerful forces of celebrity and popular culture have thrust India's Vedic heritage into the spotlight. All the media attention inspires some to cynicism and others to a genuine spiritual enquiry.
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The Big Dollar Bustout ... Is Too Big To Fail Still an Option?
Blogs on sports and politics. Member of PEN
With efforts to rebrand America's national identity in the electronic media falling flat like a bad online date, taking away the dollar's too big to fail status might be the better wake up call.
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