Monthly Archives: May 2011

The Incitement Indictment

At any given moment in time, there is a fixed amount of money in the global economy.  The money supply can only grow when new money is issued.  Amazingly, even though governments can issue bonds, they feel incapable of issuing … Continue reading

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The Crucial Question

On the radio, the other day, after the arrest of Ratko Mladic, one of the reporters that had covered the Balkan conflict at the time of Mladic’s atrocities retold a tale of the terror, suffering and displacement that the actions … Continue reading

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Learning to Fly Again

My wife reminded me, this morning, of a time when our daughter was about 3 or 4 years old.  She had been given a pair of fairy wings, made from a wire frame and covered with pink, translucent gauze.  They … Continue reading

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Why the Beatles Broke Up

OK, I’ll come clean from the outset.  This post is all pure speculation on my part.  I don’t know anybody that I am speaking about in this article, or even any first hand eye witnesses.  All of the speculation is … Continue reading

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A Position of Strength

Something I’ve noticed is that the more you create, the more impermeable you become to destructive criticism.  Building up a body of work gives you the opportunity to judge your own work against your own standards, before anybody else need … Continue reading

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Where the Magic Happens

This has been one of those weeks where a few seemingly unrelated ideas were brought to my attention, but they got me thinking about what connects them all.  The first thing I saw was an article about flourishing.  (http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/17/science/17tierney.html).  Martin … Continue reading

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A Gem of Songwriting Wisdom

The Bee Gees, whether you love or hate them, know a thing or two about writing songs with enduring appeal.  That can’t be denied.  They have the awards and the platinum records to prove it.  In fact, they have a … Continue reading

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