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Andy Singer’s Artful Juxtapositions

“Whether arguments command assent or not depends less upon the logic that conveys them than upon the climate of opinion in which they are sustained.” Carl Becker, 1938 Cartoons often … Continue reading

11 December, 2006 · 8 Comments

Transport policy begets foreign policy

The wonderful Andy Singer:

6 November, 2006 · 2 Comments

Autogeddon: one of my fav poems

A U T O G E D D O N An excerpt from the epic poem by Heathcote Williams from Whole Earth Review, Fall 1987: 26-29. Excerpts available online here … Continue reading

18 October, 2006 · 1 Comment

Cities of Joy: Sustainable Practises

Enrique Peñalosa is one of the most inspirational speakers I’ve had the good fortune to encounter. What he has done for Bogotá I wish could be done for other cities … Continue reading

16 October, 2006 · 2 Comments

Timely Reminders

"Those who crusade, not for God in themselves, but against the devil in others, never succeed in making the world better, but leave it either as it was, or sometimes perceptibly worse than what it was, before the crusade began. By thinking primarily of evil we tend, however excellent our intentions, to create occasions for evil to manifest itself."
-- Aldous Huxley

"The only war that matters is the war against the imagination. All others are subsumed by it."
-- Diane DiPrima, "Rant", from Pieces of a Song.

"It is difficult
to get the news from poems
yet men die miserably every day
for lack
of what is found there"
-- William Carlos Williams, "Asphodel, That Greeny Flower"