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21 Dec Thanks

At Storyofpain.com we are going to start posting a lot of stories and information about pain in relation to our work in progress documentary about chronic pain and the work of Dr. John E. Sarno.  To kick off the site I'd like to start with a short meditation on the idea of giving thanks. As the Christmas season swings into high...

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18 Nov The New News

This morning I woke to a voice message from a friend in Prague.  He was terrified that something terrible had happened at Occupy Wall Street because all of the live streams he had followed the day before, during the massive protests, were shut down.  He thought that either everyone had been arrested, or that all of the cell service had...

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29 Oct Occupying the Institutions.

Last week on buzzflash I wrote about the connection between our film "Battle for Brooklyn" and OWS.  Last year, as we completed Battle, we started to make a film about education in NY.  We saw intense similarities between the way in which parents were shut out of the education process and the way in which communities were shut out of...

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09 Oct The Shift

If one were to judge the Occupy Wall Street movement based on my friends' facebook feeds, it would be clear that the revolution was over and that we had won.  Creative people would forever be free to be creative and the tyranny and corruption of "efficency" would be banished from the land.  As such I might have an irrationally exuberant...

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26 Sep Bread and Circuses

I stayed up late last night looking at footage from the occupy wall street protest.  For the most part it’s pretty mild stuff.  There are very few truncheons swinging.  Yet the tone of dismissal and power is overwhelming.  There’s a palpable anger among the officers even as the protesters remain non-violent.  What’s even more disturbing is that the white shirts...

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25 Sep NY Times Epic Fail

I haven’t been down to Wall Street yet. I almost went today with my 5 year old after we biked to Chinatown, but it felt wrong. I am in full support of raising questions and I am appalled by both the press and the police brutality. Part of the reason I haven’t gone is that I have a very hard time...

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