God, Guns n’ Gas

icons in Mexico

  Sex, Drugs, and Rock n’Roll : A motto from an antique era once viewed as wicked, but today seems mere polite party conversation.  The phrase elicited witty remarks as response, cheers or frowns of disdain, and ultimately indicated with what side of the Great Divide you identified.   Some of us thought American Culture was best served as a T Shirt and a Bumper Sticker.   We liked our messages short and sweet in the good ol’ You Essay.  We learned that from the boys on Madison Avenue.   They gave us a … Continue reading

Emotional Pain Body

Emotional Pain Body

Eckert Tolle is the new New Age Course in Miracles. His enlightened POV finds perfect expression in his voice timbre, casual yet precise delivery of ideas, and presentation of one of the most useful terms for practical personal salvation– and if you don’t like these words, then choose others that work for you.   “It’s the Emotional Pain Body.”   There is little doubt that Tolle is an authentic speaker for hope in the human condition, nor for the most … Continue reading

Critical Balance

Reza Abdoh/ quotations from a ruined city

From Reza Abdoh, A Johns Hopkins book by Daniel Mufson, 1999 UPDATE: New Daniel Mufson Interview in print– Imprisoned Airs, BIDOUN–Art & Culture from the Middle East, Summer 2012.  Features Two Photos by Jan Deen of Reza Abdoh   “The recession is as nothing compared to the regression.   The athleticism of American capitalism will no doubt rescue us from the catastrophes of the S&L scandals, the unemployment, and the general lurch towards lower standards of living.  But from the regression, … Continue reading