Monthly Archives: July 2011

“An Ocean Between Us”

Yesterday I finished reading Evelyn Iritani’s book An Ocean Between Us (1994), and I found it most interesting. It would have been even more interesting at the time it was published, as Japan is not now the economic power in … Continue reading

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Politics and Prayer

On my The View from This Seat blog, I have posted “Politics and Prayer,” which is about the scheduled August 6 prayer meeting planned by Gov. Rick Perry. The link is http://theviewfromthisseat.blogspot.com/2011/07/politics-and-prayer.html Here it is five days after my posting … Continue reading

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“Friedman’s Fables”

Edwin H. Friedman (1932–96) was an ordained Jewish Rabbi and a family therapist. His most significant book is Generation to Generation (1985), written for the leaders of religious congregations. Mainly because last month my pastor read/told one of the fables … Continue reading

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“The Divine Right of Capital”

In many ways, Marjorie Kelly’s book The Divine of Capital: Dethroning the Corporate Aristocracy (2001) is a significant book with many good ideas. And I agree with most of what the author says. On the other hand, I don’t highly … Continue reading

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“Hitting the Ceiling”

Today’s posting on http://theviewfromthisseat.blogspot.com/ is about the debt ceiling problem, and I encourage you to read and to think about this important matter. It is now just eight days before the deadline for raising the U.S. debt ceiling, which certainly … Continue reading

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The Dalai Lama and “the Opium of the People”

On my The View from This Seat blog, I have just posted a second article about the Dalai Lama, and I invite you to check it out at http://theviewfromthisseat.blogspot.com. Since his closing appearance in the Verizon Center on July 16, … Continue reading

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Questioning the Dalai Lama

Dear Friends, My new posting on The View from This Seat blog is about the Dalai Lama, and I invite you to read what I wrote about his ideas (and my questions about his ideas) at http://theviewfromthisseat.blogspot.com/2011/07/questioning-dalai-lama.html June and I … Continue reading

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