26 June 2010 ~ 4 Comments

Getting religion

I went to a Catholic High School, not because I had gone to Catholic grammar school (I didn’t) and not because I or my family was particularly religious (we weren’t), but because after attending public school the first year back in the continental U.S., I was afraid I wouldn’t live through another year of it, much less three more, so… Read the rest

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13 June 2005 ~ Comments Off

Mario Cuomo – Keynote Address at the 1984 Democratic National Convention

My Dad’s a pretty mainstream, “middle of the road” Democrat, but he has upon occasion gotten passionate about politics. He still talks about the amazing Keynote Address Mario Cuomo gave at the 1984 Democratic National Convention. I just found it on a site called American Rhetoric, where great oratory is archived, in text, audio and in some cases, video.… Read the rest

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22 April 2005 ~ Comments Off

(Not So) Happy Earth Day

The LeftCoaster has a good rundown of the very nasty Earth Day present delivered by the House yesterday. What a disaster. I remember the first Earth Day in 1970. The Catholic High School I attended let us out for the day to go to the march. It was fantastic, joyful and full of hope. A few years later, quite a… Read the rest

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