A good book with lots of pages is a pleasure. But much writing is filler. More words than needed. More information than necessary.
Write at least 300 words! We have a standard length.
The greatest texts are short. The Bard's soliloquies . Poems. Spiritual affirmations. Lyrics.
The unsung American philosopher Charles Sanders Santiago Peirce left a lifetime of notes. Squibs. All pointing toward a magnificent unity. Pierce is remarkable. He sees no ends. We are a continuity. We are community whether we "know" or not.
What's good about short is: it does not pretend to completion. It leaves room for the community. It is a building block.
Frangoulis and Theodorakis are joined by musicians, including two bouzouki players, and a very large audience that is completely familiar with the words. The audience joins in at Frangoulis' prompt.
This is my very favorite Theodorakis melody. Those who know Theodorakis only for his "Zorba" music are in for a treat. When I was in Athens in 1966, for a short period of study with Constantinos Doxiadis, I knew nothing of Theodorakis. But about five years later, my friend Irene Vassos sang "Sto perigiali" to us. I have never gotten the tune out of my mind.
Later, when Irene joined our group to form a travelling company performing "New Rain", I learned to pick out a …
To counter the invidious efforts of Karl Rove and the Brothers Koch, simple videos of everyday people expressing gratitude for specific results from specific things that the President has achieved will create a signature response that will turn the tables on the Super PACs.
There could be an intro that flags lies distortions and anonymous attacks as unreal and even criminal and a cut to what is real, recognizable and not anonymous I am (name). I have lived here in (name) for (time). Thanks to (President Obama's (name) Act ... and so forth for ten seconds. Close with a continuation of the story narrated over evocative images and simple acoustic music.
This would be a fantastic way to counter the attacks on the President. For every specific attack, a video that shows the truth. And grass roots people who intend to vote for the President.