News mix: a house of cards

As ever, my not-quite-daily roundup of items that caught my attention, and still might yours. In Winona, MN, a veteran artist enacts war’s suffering by lying on a bed of nails. 160 retired Israeli defense officials speak out against PM Netanyahu’s address today to the US Congress. The group reminds me a little of the Vietnam-eraContinue reading “News mix: a house of cards”

take a moment first

Right now I’m working on a post about today’s news, but until I post it, I think it’s crucial to honor the giants one more time — in this case, Howard Zinn. Check out Daniel Ellsberg, like Zinn a hero of my book, telling stories about getting arrested with Zinn in protest of the VietnamContinue reading “take a moment first”