dancebreak.

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=myknrlmt1Y4] I don’t know about you, but lately, everything is coming up ’80s for me. 1980s. Bad economy, the ghost of Ronald Reagan, bad banks, doc siders, penny loafers, jelly shoes, skinny jeans, jeggings, acid wash jeggings, jelly bracelets (silly bands), flannel. That stupid article…

semantics. mcshemantics.

As I read accounts on the standoff between public union supporters and the governor of my home state, I kinda winced at a word: prosperity. In a write-up about the billionaire Koch Brothers, the NYT cites a letter sent by Charles Koch, appealing to conservative…

on, wisconsin!

  America’s new Bellwether State, remains in a detente: Senate Democrats remained in hiding in Illinois, preventing the chamber from taking up a budget bill that includes provisions they view as an attack on public sector unions. And Assembly Democrats began a marathon session of…

speaking of real talk…

While it seems like ages ago (as we’re all transfixed on natural disasters and the revolutions in the Middle East) I haven’t stopped thinking about the State of the Union Address: What’s more, we are the first nation to be founded for the sake of…

‘it wasn’t just a man, it was a movement…’

For some reason, this poem demanded a reread for me while reading and listening to various takes/tributes for MLK Day this year: The End and the Beginning After every war someone has to clean up. Things won’t straighten themselves up, after all. Someone has to…

Martin Luther King on Extremism.

via Jay Smooth. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vkPyEUPjtDw&w=425&h=350] YouTube – Martin Luther King on Extremism.

same, same. but different.

Thinking about Saturday’s shooting in Tuscon, I remembered an Adam Gopnik piece from the 2007 New Yorker in the wake of the Virgina Tech Shooting. It’s worth a re-read as we uncover ‘facts’ and salacious details about the psyche and life of the alleged shooter,…

1.1.11

One. This year is a prime number. And according to this guy, the sum of 11 consecutive prime numbers: The prime-ness of this year suggest one should do something momentous. So I went to Coney Island with my friends to watch a few hundred giddy…

radio silence.

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cB9nm-Vjv-4&feature=related] I think I’m burned out from the news. Too much salt, not enough sweet. I’m trying to catch up yet find myself sinking deep into a malaise, my eyes flood with too much information. It’s difficult for me to focus on a single item…

scattered thoughts on moderation and restoring sanity.

I had every intention of going to DC for the Rally to Restore Sanity. The spectacle and clarion call, the gathering of moderates was seductive. However, in typical moderate fashion, I didn’t figure out a plan to get there. By the time I realized I…