Ralph Nader endorses "We Need a Department of Peace"

“…very important little paperback…a pragmatic argument for a department of peace…”

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Photo courtesy of The Lakeville Journal.

Nader’s radio interview with Charlie Keil.

Meanwhile, in the Twitterersphere:

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A Young Girl Rocks Out on Keyboard – Do You Think She Hit a Golf Ball?

Dan Everett posted shared this on his Facebook page and I thought I’d say a few words about her playing. I managed to find it on YouTube:

The commenters there identify the piece as Sonatina in D Major, Op 36, No 6 by Muzio Clementi. I wouldn’t have guessed that, but then, I simply don’t know Clementi. But that’s irrelevant.

I want to talk about her playing. Actually, I want to talk about how she uses her body. She plays with her body, as any halfway decent musician does. Look at how her upper body moves once she’s underway. That’s not merely a matter of moving her arms back and forth in front of the keyboard, it is some of that. It’s mostly keeping the groove and it’s setting the muscle tone in which her arms and fingers make the more differentiated movements that activate the keys.

August Is National Golf Month, Consider A Fun Family Golf Event

We celebrate National Golf Month annually at the O’Shea Open, a fun, family golf tournament


We’re two weeks into August which for some signals the waning days of the golf season… and inspires feelings of melancholy.  Personally, I don’t see it that way at all, and I’m guessing you don’t either. 

Most of the golfers I come in contact with, even here in CT where winters are often long, welcome the prospect of Autumnal golf with almost the same enthusiasm they reserve for those first Springtime rounds.  With the oppressive heat and humidity behind us and fall colors beginning to show their splendor, golf can be be sublime in September, and in these parts the luster often lasts through Thanksgiving. So… nothing to be morose about right now. 


In fact, let’s get back to mid-August, because August is National Golf Month and we’re only half way through it.

Continue reading “August Is National Golf Month, Consider A Fun Family Golf Event”

August Is National Golf Month, Consider A Fun Family Golf Event

We celebrate National Golf Month annually at the O’Shea Open, a fun, family golf tournament


We’re two weeks into August which for some signals the waning days of the golf season… and inspires feelings of melancholy.  Personally, I don’t see it that way at all, and I’m guessing you don’t either. 

Most of the golfers I come in contact with, even here in CT where winters are often long, welcome the prospect of Autumnal golf with almost the same enthusiasm they reserve for those first Springtime rounds.  With the oppressive heat and humidity behind us and fall colors beginning to show their splendor, golf can be be sublime in September, and in these parts the luster often lasts through Thanksgiving. So… nothing to be morose about right now. 


In fact, let’s get back to mid-August, because August is National Golf Month and we’re only half way through it.

Continue reading “August Is National Golf Month, Consider A Fun Family Golf Event”

The inherent equity of golf

I love golf. OK? I said it, and I'm proud.

There are, after all, lots of things to love about golf – hitting a great shot, spending time with friends, enjoying nature, the Sisyphean task of trying to improve my swing. Perhaps the thing I love most ab…

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