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Posts from ‘January, 2009’

Amy Carol Webb

I’m going to a house concert tonight at Palm Lodge, a house built out of Dade County pine in 1912 and a designated historical landmark. After the closing of Main Street Cafe in Homestead three years ago, my friends opened their house as a venue for concerts as a way of keeping the musical community […]

Authoritarianism

It’s been awhile since I posted anything about the relationship between conservatism and authoritarianism, probably because I was so pleased by the election of President Obama. But I have said before, and I’ll say it again, just because President Obama was elected doesn’t mean that the supporters of John McCain and Sarah Palin are going […]

Updated “Barack Obama is IRISH” video

Back in October, I posted a video entitled “Barack Obama is IRISH” and it was quite a popular video – I had lots of visitors who enjoyed watching that one. Well, kids, since then, Sen. Obama had been elected President and the video has been updated (thanks, Pat!): Enjoy!

Pitts on Limbaugh

A friend sent me a link to the following essay by Leonard Pitts, whom I greatly admire as a writer. It isn’t news to any of us that the culture wars are still raging, even though part of the reason so many of us voted for President Obama is because we were thoroughly tired of […]

George Mitchell’s Challenge

I wish George Mitchell all the best – it appears that he has his work cut out for him. There are lessons to be learned here for us, also … the perils of the unification of church and state. The one interesting fact that caught my attention is that within 10 years, Arabs in Israel […]

I Can See Clearly Now

This is one of my all-time favorite songs and I think it is very appropriate to listen to it again, after the first days of the Obama administration. No, not all is perfect, but what a difference, eh? Update 12/05/2010: I was looking at my visitor logs and found that someone had read this post. […]

Prosecuting Evil

Many Americans are deliriously happy that the nightmare of the Bush Administration is finally over. President Obama has made some very forceful statements that show that he intends to correct the abuses committed by those who served under President Bush. Some Americans have expressed their anger towards President Bush and his administration in inappropriate ways, […]

Fresh Air

President Obama has started off his term strongly. From freezing the pay of people working for him, to issuing strong ethical guidelines for the behavior of those who serve with him, to declaring that accountability in government will best be served by adhering to the principles embodied in the Freedom of Information Act, Obama has […]

What Would Martin Luther King Say?

January 15, 2009 would have been the 8oth birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. With the inauguration of Barack Hussein Obama as the nation’s 44th president on Tuesday, what would Martin Luther King, Jr. have to say about the current state of affairs? While I am pleased, along with about 200 million other Americans, with […]

Cool Architecture

For many years, I’ve been attracted to unconventional architecture, perhaps because of my affinity for sculpture. I’ve often thought that houses are “livable sculptures” and perhaps that is why I like organic architecture. I have three copies of Woodstock Handmade Houses, by Robert Haney and David Ballantine; a copy of Handmade Houses, by Art Boericke […]