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25 Jan Blinded By The Might

George Orwell was working with profound insight when he envisioned the “two minute hate” in his novel “1984”. When we are enraged, our ability to reason goes out the window; rage leads to blindness. It is hypnotizing and intoxicating; enraged people are much more susceptible to the power of suggestion, and more easily controlled. The more...

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19 Jan Sugar + Pain = N of 2

When you see, or hear, the word "science," what do you think of? Do you picture pristine labs with gleaming black counters, bright lights, powerful microscopes and workers in white coats? Does the word give you more of a feeling than an image? Does it make you think of the concept of discovery, knowledge, or of truth? When we...

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14 Jan The Perils of Tweening

I have been a professional artist for 30 years. By professional I mean that I have been occasionally paid for my work ever since I first had images published in The Sun Magazine in 1987. I was still in high school and it was a big deal to me. I kept making images but I also started to...

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09 Jan Connected

It's hard to believe that it is coming up on 30 years since I climbed into a Toyota Corolla with my friend Sebastian and drove across the country to take pictures in malls. It was the summer of 1989 and I had just finished my sophomore year of college. The previous semester I'd taken my first college photo class;...

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20 Nov Re-Directing Rage

Trump's victory is without a doubt an unmitigated disaster for many vulnerable communities and individuals. I personally abhor much of what he says and does. However, it would be a mistake for those opposed to Trump, Bannon, and Co. to vilify all those who voted for him, while ignoring the deeper problems that his victory revealed. While Trump has condoned...

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19 Nov Trump is Brilliant. We Have to Be Smarter

We have to be smarter. Yesterday Trump settled 3 civil lawsuits for fraud regarding Trump University for 25 million dollars. That's a big news story, and it very quickly grabbed the headlines. That evening, Vice-President elect Mike Pence went to see Hamilton and was roundly booed. After the play, the cast delivered a very civil message to him,...

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