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  • The Nuclear Power Plant and Magical Thinking

    I have a habit most mornings when my smart phone sounds the wake-up alarm of reaching for my glasses, and going straight to the headlines in the email blast of the local newspaper. The most reliable headlines this summer were …

    Posted: September 13th 2013 @4:35 PM
     
  • Conspiracy theories…a valuable tool or political paranoia?

    September 11, 2013 marks the twelfth anniversary of the world trade center bombings, explosions that continue to echo around the world. While the most of us are content take stock of the causes and effects of the attack and lay …

    Posted: September 13th 2013 @3:49 PM
     
  • Book Review: Art Held Hostage (John Anderson)

    Publishers frequently send me books to review, and sometimes one of them really stands out as a jewel… that’s the case for Art Held Hostage: The Battle Over The Barnes Collection. I remember the privilege of seeing the Barnes back …

    Posted: September 12th 2013 @7:33 PM
     
  • Cape Cod Festival of Arab and Middle Eastern Cinema

    And now for something completely different… this weekend, consider checking out the second annual Cape Cod Festival of Arab and Middle Eastern Cinema, which begins tonight with the Iranian-American film Jerry And Me at the Water’s Edge Cinema and continues …

    Posted: September 12th 2013 @7:00 PM
     
  • Before Summer Slips Away: Recommendations From Provincetown

    I write a weekly column for Provincetown Magazine called MyPTown in which I interview various Provincetown luminaries about their favorite things to recommend on the Outer Cape. So while this isn’t strictly arts-and-culture related, I thought I’d take a few …

    Posted: September 12th 2013 @6:41 PM
     
  • Tonight Visit the Temple of the Heart, Not the Packie

    I think many people use addictions to cope, to “get through” a difficult time, or to block their awareness to both personal and collective pain. I’ve found that replacing unhealthful habits with rituals that have meaning, moves us towards our …

    Posted: September 11th 2013 @3:44 PM
     
  • Today 12 years ago, September 11th

    Hi everyone on this sad  anniversary as i watch the news footage at ground zero and think of where i was that terrible morning 12 years ago it is hard to smile but I feel maybe, maybe I am ready  …

    Posted: September 11th 2013 @2:03 PM
     
  • The Journey or the Destination

    The Journey or the Destination Today I am feeling inspired by Diana Nyad. This 64-year-old babe has accomplished her more then 3 decade long dream, by finally on her 5th attempt, swimming from Cuba to Florida. We are talking about …

    Posted: September 3rd 2013 @5:42 PM
     
  • Provincetown Carnival: How to Run Away and Join the Circus

    When I was a young and disaffected teenager there was a recurring meme that offered a chance of escape from the dull and rigidly conformist world of my parents: run away and join circus. Back then, there were lots of …

    Posted: August 30th 2013 @7:27 PM
     
  • Birth of a Chef Part Two

    Hey love bugs, hope you’ve been listening to “BIte This” Mondays at 12:45 and also the pod casts.. The awesome Matty at WOMR, WFMR has been putting up my series called “The Exodus” in segments on Bite This and also …

    Posted: August 25th 2013 @1:55 PM