How To Choose

  [Click on BLUE links for sources and more information]   Having just gone through an election,...

Think in the morning. Act in the noon. Eat in the evening. Sleep in the night.

- William Blake

How To Choose

  [Click on BLUE links for sources and more information]   Having just gone through an election, I’m reminded of some things I ponder from time to time.     When I studied economics in college, I had the great fortune to meet the Nobel economist Kenneth Arrow.  His...

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Reading A Little Bit At A Time

  [Click on BLUE links for sources and information]   Folks who read at least 30 minutes a week are 20 percent more likely to report greater life satisfaction and 11 percent more likely to feel creative. They're also 28 percent less likely to suffer from depression...

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It’s All About The Corn

  [Click on BLUE links for sources and more information]   sin maíz no hay país—without corn, there is no country Americans love Mexican food. We consume nachos, tacos, burritos, tortas, enchiladas, tamales and anything resembling Mexican in enormous quantities. We...

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Oaxaca’s Amazing Graphic Arts Studios

  [Click BLUE links for sources and more information]   I started to make graffiti when I was 15. Later, I went to a college of art where I combined fine arts with street art. In 2006, there was a strong social and political movement in my state (Oaxaca) and I felt...

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The Bliss of Absent-Mindedness

  [Click BLUE links for sources and information]   Absence of mind doesn’t mean you are careless or lacking in focus; it just means the mind is meandering through fascinating labyrinths invisible to the open eye.   Vinita Dawra Nangia, Are You Often Absent-Minded  ...

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The Mendocino Gong Show at the Sea Gull Cellar Bar 10-20-1982

This is a bonus post, a live recording of The Mendocino Gong Show at the Sea Gull Cellar Bar recorded 10-20-1982. The Gong Show was a one-night only extravaganza at the upstairs Cellar Bar.  We packed the house so we opened the dining room and the downstairs cellar...

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It’s The Pie, Stupid

  [Click on BLUE links for sources and more information]   So many people visited the Sea Gull Restaurant all those years ago.  I don’t regret moving on with my life but I do miss the friends and the people I worked with and … the pies.  When I entered into the...

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The Unexamined Life is not Worth Living

  To Live Well You have to take risks   Risk failure Risk looking stupid Risk admitting you haven't got the skills Risk personal embarrassment Risk making mistakes Risk offending people   That's the only way you can learn   To succeed To be smart To acquire skills To...

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Reassessment II

[Click on BLUE links for sources and information]   In our last post TITM defined the economic mindset and pointed out what we think are some defects. This post is a first attempt to outline possible changes that might correct those defects. It is obvious a short blog...

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Reassessment

  [Click on BLUE links for sources and information]   Overproduction of growth hormone causes excessive growth. In children, the condition is called gigantism. In adults, it is called acromegaly.  Excessive growth hormone is almost always caused by a noncancerous...

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Wind Lightening Thunder Rain

    The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them.   Isaiah 11:6   I love watching the weather move in. At its simplest, Oaxaca has two...

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Short Fiction – Seduction

  Graham made all the arrangements. I was busy with a project. I didn’t even have time for a cursory review let alone the usual detailed preparation we generally put in. B was a famous writer. I knew he was eclectic and lived in Oaxaca. Eclectic isn’t quite right. He...

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