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The Quest for Community is Alive and Well Online

The Man With the Google Glasses - NYTimes.com:
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This is ah er um a column I'm not saying it is done It broaches the communal Web mind And posits a sort of soft totalitarianism As if somehow the products of our minds Will take on executive form He quotes my favorite sociologist Robert Nisbet But Nisbet was surely on the side of a revival of Community Of gemeinschaft The emphasis I place on cyber-community  Accepts the need for a move of micro  to macro so that the implications of cyber Are transformed to the design and architecture of society Meanwhile the communal mind  Is hardly totalitarian It is a brake on the sentiments of folk Who might feel at home in  Totalitarian environments That is not us


Charles Sanders Peirce - Thinking in Threes

We are still here till we find Abba’s way,

But few submit and few believe today, And as I look around I see the need. The goodness Abba calls us to is weak, I come to help you hear again and see. Don’t let the principalities hold sway Don’t let the time fulfilled go unfulfilled. We are still here till we find Abba’s way, And light shines forth again upon the hill.

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The Romney Risk = Rising Deficits

Coming - ‘Taxmageddon’ - NYTimes.com:

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If you have the patience to read the article noted above, you will see that the best prospect for a non-hurtful move to fiscal sanity is the reelection of President Obama. No matter how much Romney and the GOP would eviscerate entitlements, they could not do enough to make up for their lovely tax cuts and therefore would create more debt, not less. Romney is bereft of economic arguments that can get him out of the hole the GOP has dug. For this reason, the following, striking as it is, reflects reality.


Charles Sanders Peirce - Thinking in Threes

Abba's presence makes all goodness possible

Abba was once the secret I disclosed, A presence of pure goodness, therefore scorned; Cross-nailed, entombed I was for saying so, And yet I say it still, for it is true. Abba leaves us no hiding place from choice: Repent, reject, recoil from this world’s show; These spinning wheels of prideful sophistry This glamour built on force of power and arms. Submit instead to Abba deep within, Imbibe the good news, aye, imbibe and win.
Abba's presence makes all goodness possible Abba's presence makes all progress tangible     Abba's presence is a cool bright spring Where dreams can come and rest and then take wing

Charles Sanders Peirce - Thinking in Threes

The real enemy of the Taliban is history

Kabul Rocked by Gunfire and Explosions - NYTimes.com:
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The real enemy of the Taliban Is history As the whole globe rolls forward beyond mystery And as all authority finds its most rightful home in everyone For then we see that Abba's way pushes all time toward eternity and all people discover a new humility


Charles Sanders Peirce - Thinking in Threes

Hiding in plain sight / The nomad's methodology

Hiding in plain sight The nomad's methodologyLonging for discoveryBut not really

Charles Sanders Peirce - Thinking in Threes

Vendome to This Dream of You Spotify Playlist

Modern Jazz Quartet, Echo Presents Bossardo, Spark Arrester, Nicola Conte, Alela Dane, Sofia Laiti, Bob Dylan 
This Spotify Playlist



Charles Sanders Peirce - Thinking in Threes

The Romney Risk = Renewed Recession

Caution is gutsy when it comes to extracting us from the ditch made of greed and credit card militarismPresident Obama has shown himself to be deft and measuredin establishing the pillars of future prosperityFairness for allGrowth toward more fulfillment for more and more Americans
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Bob Dylan 1965 - "You're going to die. You're going to be dead."

One of a kind: Bob Dylan at 70 | The Official Bob Dylan Site: ""You're going to die. You're going to be dead. It could be 20 years, it could be tomorrow, anytime. So am I. I mean, we're just going to be gone. The world's going to go on without us. All right now. You do your job in the face of that, and how seriously you take yourself you decide for yourself."

That is the Dylan stance. Forty-six years on, he's still all alone in the end zone, determinedly unimpressed by the clamor he's engendered and endured throughout."

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Charles Sanders Peirce - Thinking in Threes

Today transparency is inevitable

I said, All secrets shall be manifest And that all hidden things shall be revealed. Now those with eyes to see know this is so. Realities of goodness show the truth, Creative exploration bears new grace. All secrets and all hidden things unfold, To the extent we walk in Abba’s Way. Our Abba is no hostile enemy, Who sends harsh bolts of angry lightning down. Abba is close as breath and whispered truth, And within you is Abba’s presence found.
Today transparency is inevitable It is the fruit of commonality Of ultimately having more that unites us than divides us Democracy in the widest sense is the value which with tolerance helpfulness and non-idolatry underlies the sea change that challenges secrecy at its root

Charles Sanders Peirce - Thinking in Threes