Some New Year’s Resolutions

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*+-I am going to continue to support the Occupy movements, which I consider the best hope for democratic change in the last 40 years, in every way I can

Arctic Turkey: My New Year’s Resolution

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*+-Tina Dupuy: 40% of Americans actually make New Year’s resolutions. Sure, I did it once – five years ago this week I reluctantly quit smoking. How did I quit? Arctic turkey. I simply didn’t smoke. People who have never smoked think this is the moment of triumph. I went from heavy smoking to heavy sobbing.

What Was the Top News Story of 2009

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*+-Ten years ago, the story dominating the headlines was Y2K. In 2009, according to Yahoo, the story that dominated in terms of searches online was — wait for it — Michael Jackson’s death! Not the economic meltdown, not the healthcare debate, not even the inauguration of the first black president of the United States!

2009 as a Litmus Test for Change: Contact Sport or Spectator Sport

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*+-The expectations of the New Year has us all expecting change on some level. Change in the nation’s political direction; change in the global situation; change in the economy; change in the job markets; change in the schools; change in our local communities; change in our personal lives. Funny thing about change? It’s much like […]