Category Archives: freedom

Grandpa Ed was badass

Grandpa Ed was badass Yeah. Forgive the word badass, it doesn’t come easy to my generation. But it is, in fact, the word that fits. And I thank the generation that coined it. In 1954 my father, Edward James Howard, … Continue reading

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Parliamentary Speeches of Maria Klaus – BIRTH OF IDEAL CAPITALISM – On Work

INTERVIEW SOUNDBITES 3 (translated from Aussish) (COLLEGE STUDENTS AT A CAFETERIA TABLE): (STUDENT 1) “The Capitalists, the capitalists. She kept using this funny term. And at first we didn’t even know who she was talking about. Then little by little … Continue reading

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What is more horrible? #BringBackOurGirls

On a scale of one to ten, what is more horrible than the kidnapping of little girls to be sold into sexual slavery in order to scare folks into not sending girls to school? How should we react to that? … Continue reading

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Food Security: Nine principles that promote it

Food Security: Nine principles that promote it A very interesting article in Grist by Dr. Vandana Shiva about the food security of the world and the forces that control it was followed by a revealing exchange of comments between a … Continue reading

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The Romantic Protagonist of the 21st Century

  By Rhea Harmsen The romantic protagonist of the 21st century is struggling with isolation, social anxiety and moral angst. He or she swings between manic optimism and hope on the one hand, and the chronic, debilitating questioning of meaning … Continue reading

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Wretchedness and Misery

Release yourselves, O nightingales of God, from the thorns and brambles of wretchedness and misery, and wing your flight to the rose-garden of unfading splendor. O My friends that dwell upon the dust! Haste forth unto your celestial habitation. Announce … Continue reading

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Race in America – Journey of the Black Male

Journey of the Black Male   Have you ever seen a black man walk straight? Not shucking nor jiving, not strutting – but straight! It’s a long time coming, this regal gait Takes a lot of shedding, of self loving, … Continue reading

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MY FRIENDS CAN READ IT FOR FREE (Excerpt 35 from THE HARVEST OF REASON) John looked at his watch for the tenth time that morning and decided enough time had elapsed. He got up from his chair and left the office, walking down the hallway, downstairs to the vicinity of room 242. …READ MORE

(If you’re here for the first time check out excerpts 1-34 in earlier Blogs ) John looked at his watch for the tenth time that morning and decided enough time had elapsed. He got up from his chair and left … Continue reading

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MY FRIENDS CAN READ IT FOR FREE (Excerpt 34 from THE HARVEST OF REASON) Maddie sat at her desk in the graduate student office trying to digest yet another binder of class notes, this time Quantitative Genetics. It was absolutely her worst subject…READ MORE

(If you’re here for the first time check out excerpts 1-33 in earlier Blogs ) Chapter 10  The steed of this Valley is patience; without patience the wayfarer on this journey will reach nowhere and attain no goal. The Seven … Continue reading

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WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH – Sojourner Truth and Tahirih – Sister Stars in a Constellation

Sojourner Truth and Tahirih  Sister Stars in a Constellation In this women’s history month we pay tribute, (with a poem titled Sojourner and Tahirih) to two women who by the sheer force of their souls moved humanity forward in its … Continue reading

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