Tag: belief that

Binary Star Metaphor

I’ve been looking for an analogy or metaphor–because analogy and metaphor give substance to solid things–that would express the at-times insoluble gap between reaching out to people who have worked hard to see the world in flexible, hopeful and real terms, and to also live in a way that reflects my belief that the stone that was rejected will become the cornerstone no matter who it is that has been rejected. Of equal frustration is the split between what I want to accomplish, and the stuff I have to do everyday. This is true for myself and billions of other people. I read

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Why Occupy will succeed

At the core of the #Occupy movement is the belief that the people of the United States are being poorly represented. We work hard but have little to show for it at the end of the day. Many of us want to work but can’t find a job. We look to Congress to help and they spend days reading the Constitution and passing a resolution reaffirming that our country’s motto is In God We Trust. #Occupy is about the American people. It is about an ancient idea that we the people have the power to change our circumstances. A couple of

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I’m really liking this Occupy Wall Street movement

Today is day #38. Previous posts – here and here. From Paul Krugman: When the Occupy Wall Street protests began three weeks ago, most news organizations were derisive if they deigned to mention the events at all. For example, nine days into the protests, National Public Radio had provided no coverage whatsoever. It is, therefore, a testament to the passion of those involved that the protests not only continued but grew, eventually becoming too big to ignore. With unions and a growing number of Democrats now expressing at least qualified support for the protesters, Occupy Wall Street is starting to look

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Errington C. Thompson, MD

Dr. Thompson is a surgeon, scholar, full-time sports fan and part-time political activist. He is active in a number of community projects and initiatives. Through medicine, he strives to improve the physical health of all he treats.


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