Category Archives: sociology

The Freedom of Casey Anthony

“In matters of conscience, the law of the majority has no place.” -Ghandi Casey Anthony was found not guilty of 1st degree murder (premeditated), aggravated manslaughter of a child and aggravated child abuse in regards to the death of her … Continue reading

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the poor romance

When you think about it, much of our Western mythos revolves around romanticizing the poor and poverty. That is not wholly true; it is an Eastern mythos as well. The lack of possessions, of money, of the responsibility and relationship … Continue reading

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the madness of desire

Yesterday’s blog, Hell, appears to have struck a cord with a great many people. I wound up having numerous, and simultaneous, comment discussions about the whys and wherefores of the drive people have to force their relationships into a static … Continue reading

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Injun Jane

“Freedom is not a constant attribute which we either “have” or “have not.” In fact, there is no such thing as “freedom” except as a word and an abstract concept. There is only one reality: the act of freeing ourselves … Continue reading

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Lollipop, Lollipop: The National Budget, WiFi and a Decade of Pointless Pain

This is going to be complicated, so you may want to stop reading now and take an aspirin, get a cup of tea and get comfortable because we are going to be here for a while. On Monday, Valentine’s Day, … Continue reading

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gone kitten

The Mad Kitten, aka the Teapot Turkey, would appear to be deliriously happy. Instead of coming and directly bugging me when she wants to play, she gets all busy and spends the time collecting all the meece and piling them … Continue reading

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The Industry of Poverty

The Mad Kitten is a chunky little hefty hefty kitten. You have to understand that she is virtually pocket sized. I forget how small she is until I am around someone else’s cat and then it hits home. She is … Continue reading

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the confession

I have a friend…well, someone who slides between the role of friend, mentor and pain-in-the-ass in my life and we have known each other for a very long time. A very long time in the old sense of the word, … Continue reading

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smilla’s sense of snow

for whatever reason, mid-stride this morning it would seem, I remembered “Smilla’s Sense of Snow.” A good film and a better book. “When my mother didn’t come back I realized that any moment could be the last. Nothing in life … Continue reading

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exporting madness

so say hey I had a really good day, even the four hour torturous Buraco game was fun. I came home and logged on, all set to blog about fluffy little nothingness and then I did the BBC check. In … Continue reading

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