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An Unqualified Urban Anthropologist Asks: Why are Homeless People Cold?

From Ten People a Day to at Least Five Thousand When I’m in Great Falls, Montana, I see maybe ten humans in a typical day. When I’m in New York City, I encounter at least five thousand. I admit that … Continue reading

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A Brief Case for Alien Invasion

Courtesy 0f Signature Montana magazine: http://www.signaturemontana.com/archives/summer2013/#/90 I’m putting a call out to any little green men within shouting distance: please invade Earth. Our entire planet is in trouble. Ocean levels are rising. Food crops are being co-opted. Overpopulation and pollution are acknowledged … Continue reading

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Pardon Me… Do I Know You?

(Reprinted with permission from Signature Montana Magazine)http://www.signaturemontana.com/ Welcome to Great Falls, Montana, birthplace of Linda Ann Hopkins and Sheila Young. If those names aren’t familiar, maybe you’ve heard of Tera Patrick or Victoria Paris? These two women are near the … Continue reading

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Putting my History/Poli Sci Degree to Use…Over at HubPages.

http://baizblogger.hubpages.com/hub/Economist-Joseph-Steiglitz-Rent-Seeking What’s ‘rent-seeking’? It’s quietly creating unearned wealth and widening the economic gap in the USA. Nobel prize winner Joseph Stiglitz explains it to me here…

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Ten Good Reasons to Lose the Lottery: Why Bad Luck Might Just be Good

10. My Cat. Winning the lottery would be awful for Beats, my 15-year old mackerel tabby. Our old house is the only home he’s ever known Beats is Lord and Master of his Castle, adorned with human food servers and … Continue reading

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August Fifteenth NYC

The City soggy with joy hailed my return by halting everyone at JFK   Better than a ticker-tape parade I got a two hour wash-and-wait on the tarmac a hundred feet short of Gate 8   Then, I got The … Continue reading

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The Voldemort Rule: Let’s not Create a Mantra for Madmen

  Hitler. Idi Amin. Osama Bin Laden, Anders Behring Breivik, Jared Lougher, Wade Michael Page. The names of the damned have a power of their own. Just saying them aloud sets up a vibration, a vulnerability, the kind of infamy … Continue reading

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Pogo looks at Chris Hedges “Careerist” Editorial

In response to Chris Hedges’ “Careerists” editorial on TruthDig today (07/23/12),  I let out my “inner Pogo” http://www.truthdig.com/report/page3/the_careerists_20120723/ The only humans who are not contributing to the circumstances of economic and social destruction are the people who are already suffering … Continue reading

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Why read a bad book? A story doesn’t have to win a Pulitzer to provide a lesson. Here’s an excerpt from my ‘writer’s review’ of Matthew Reilly’s Seven Deadly Wonders: …”And there’s a ‘yadda, yadda’ aura around quite a few … Continue reading

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