Friday, June 27, 2014


"Surviving the 21st Century," from May 22, 2014.

Monday, June 16, 2014

The Socialists Ball

The most beautiful -- and international -- and elegant -- basketball team of all-time has done it. In a world seemingly universal in its devotion to Ego and the Cult of Violence, a 21st-century world of despair and division, the communal joyousness of the San Antonio Spurs may only be like tossing a penny into a canyon. Or maybe not. . . .

Humility, focus, connection, smartness, quiet, tribute, contribute, complexity, precision, privacy, honor ~ for its own sake, strangely apart from domination. (And over the Miami Heat, of all things.) How rare and how bracing.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

The Martyr's Cause

In South Africa against apartheid, June 1966.

Running for President at the University of Kansas, March 1968.

The day after Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Lion Heart

Robert Francis Kennedy running for United States Senate, before the students of Columbia University, September 1964.

(Please forgive the "public domain" imprint.)