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Why I Love Country Music

Why I Love Country Music

I am a latecomer to the country music scene. I grew up on progressive radio and worked my way through all the alternative and pop scenes—always keeping an edge and never going straight into the mainstream. I was milk-fed on Jackson Browne (and he will always feel like home to me). But I bought the […]

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Blogging from the Trail, Day 3

Blogging from the Trail, Day 3

1-20-09 2:55 pm Be glad… If you are safe and warm and on your couch watching it on TV–preferably high def. Here it’s cold, crowded, and total chaos…yet eerily quiet. 3:11 pm I said to Lou on the long walk back to the hotel that this is the kind of experience that gets better the […]

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Life is like a Movie

Life is like a Movie

I am interrupting the previously scheduled discussion about putting the eco back in economics to take a moment to write about…movies.A recent report on Rodale.com says that happiness is contagious. I agree, so much so that I RARELY go to see movies that aren’t happy ones. I can feel bummed out for days after seeing […]

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Let’s Put the “Eco” Back in “Economics”

Let’s Put the “Eco” Back in “Economics”

Be careful what you wish for… As a businessperson, I’ve always cringed when I’ve heard environmentalists cry to their faithful to “consume less.” Of course that’s the right thing to do, but the whole focus of our economic security in our global culture is based on consuming more. Growth, production, and consumer confidence are false […]

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The Power of Being Connected

The Power of Being Connected

I was sitting in the hospital with my mother, who has just suffered a “cardiac event” which is not quite an acute heart attack, but not a celebratory situation either. Thank God for Blackberries in hospitals. You can communicate with lots of people easily, and feel connected—even as you sit in a darkened room late […]

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The Rebirth of True American Values

The Rebirth of True American Values

It’s a brand-new day in the USA. Now that the election is over, we can all breathe a great big sigh of relief. There is a general sense that, aside from running a brilliantly organized and well-funded campaign, Obama won because of the economy. And it’s true that money issues are huge right now…but wait, […]

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