Category Archives: Culture and democracy

The Venn Diagram of Art and Entertainment

In her insightful response to the recent Hamilton/Pence/Trump kerfuffle, Margy Waller wrote on Medium, “The current debate about whether artists should speak to policy or politics from the stage is framed to reinforce the default thinking about the arts as … Continue reading

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What Can We Do? Part 4

This is the fourth in a four part (for now) series that I am writing in response to last Tuesday’s election results because for me, writing is way of thinking, knowing, and understanding. In the first post, I tried to … Continue reading

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What Can We Do? Part 3

This is the third in a four part series that I am writing in response to last Tuesday’s election results because for me, writing is way of thinking, knowing, and understanding. In the first post, I tried to take a … Continue reading

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What Can We Do? Part 2

This is the second in a four (or more) part series. This particular post was born out of the feeling of extreme disorientation I felt sitting at my desk Wednesday morning. My Epistemological Existential Crisis For background, I note I … Continue reading

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What Can We Do? Part 1

Like many political moderates, I was stunned by the outcome of the recent presidential election. My children, who are politically to my left, are bereft; I worry for them personally while they worry for our country and our planet. Because … Continue reading

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Voting, Rights

I rushed home from the airport today knowing that my early ballot would be waiting in my mailbox. Then, I voted with tears in my eyes. The tears were tears of joy, because after participating in eight presidential elections (nine … Continue reading

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Uber, Gigs, Artists

I heard a story on NPR this morning about a high school teacher in California who drives for Uber because the cost of living in his community is so high he can’t quite make ends meet on his teacher’s salary. … Continue reading

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