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Hello and welcome to my first diary here at Kos! I've lurked here a long time, enjoying the thoughtful commentary and incisive wit. I hope I can contribute to that aesthetic in some small way. ...
by Rhohakin
Comment Count 22 comments on Mon Feb 16, 2015 at 05:26 PM PST with 9 Recommends
I spent decades denying I was an optimist before copping to it, and now—instead of trying to live the label down, I find myself trying to live up to it. I’d say this year has left me with an ...
by arlenegoldbard
Comment Count 1 comments on Wed Dec 31, 2014 at 10:15 AM PST with 4 Recommends
I first posted a version of this diary in 2011. On the 51st death anniversary of the last American President to be assassinated while still in office, it is useful to remember not John F. ...
by JekyllnHyde
Comment Count 44 comments on Sat Nov 22, 2014 at 12:18 PM PST with 96 Recommends
This from a pretty bright fellow: "The optimist is a better reformer than the pessimist; and the man who believes life to be excellent is the man who alters it most. It seems a paradox, yet ...
by Tortmaster
Comment Count 10 comments on Tue Nov 04, 2014 at 10:28 PM PST with 3 Recommends
I forgot to notice that this past May was the 10th anniversary of my blog , which I started in 2004 to coincide with the publication of my novel Clarity . (It has a small but devoted following. If ...
by arlenegoldbard
Comment Count 1 comments on Sat Oct 25, 2014 at 09:49 AM PDT with 0 Recommends
Really. Why are conservatives so optimistic? I don't mean at this moment or for this election. I mean, why are they ALWAYS so freakin' optimistic? I know, you may argue that they are not. Yes, they ...
by paulex
Comment Count 22 comments on Sat Mar 22, 2014 at 12:55 AM PDT with 5 Recommends
Welcome to the Wednesday Coffee Hour here at Street Prophets . This is an open thread where we can talk about what’s going on in our worlds. BlueJessamine, your usual Wednesday host, is ...
by StateOfGrace
Comment Count 26 comments on Wed Mar 19, 2014 at 12:46 PM PDT with 9 Recommends
Here’s some thoughts on the latest handwringing coming from the other side of the aisle. I’m trying to put the typical conservative complaints in perspective relative to our long history. Now, ...
by tsm63
Comment Count 3 comments on Mon Feb 10, 2014 at 09:54 AM PST with 5 Recommends
According to a new poll, Americans ...
by Ted Rall
Comment Count 9 comments on Mon Oct 07, 2013 at 01:01 PM PDT with 14 Recommends
The day will come when you will trust you more than you do now, and you will trust me more than you do now. We can trust each other. I do believe, I really believe…that we can all become better ...
by arlenegoldbard
Comment Count 1 comments on Tue Sep 10, 2013 at 08:46 AM PDT with 1 Recommend
So why be optimistic? This theme came up in a previous diary , and I'd like to revisit it, because I rather doubt that my previous answer satisfied my reading audience. The idea that we can be ...
by Cassiodorus
Comment Count 6 comments on Sat Aug 31, 2013 at 09:10 AM PDT with 16 Recommends
Robert Putnam is an important sociologist. He was born in 1941, which makes him a bit too old to be a Baby Boomer, whereas I, born in 1946, am on the leading edge. This past weekend he had a ...
by teacherken
Comment Count 12 comments on Tue Aug 06, 2013 at 05:01 AM PDT with 18 Recommends
My previous musing on moral economics got me thinking about what we should aim for as a society, and I realized that this is something we haven't done in a long time: Articulate a clear picture of ...
by Troubadour
Comment Count 18 comments on Sun Jun 30, 2013 at 12:26 PM PDT with 6 Recommends
Branding ourselves as the opposition The above photo was sent to me by a fundamentalist Christian minister friend of mine and exemplifies the fact that the National Atheist Party’s name puts us ...
by NationalAtheistParty
Comment Count 23 comments on Sat Jun 22, 2013 at 09:20 AM PDT with 7 Recommends
This diary is not about Congress, or the shutdown, or about politicians much at all. Rather, this is about the American people... the ones who, after all, sent a bunch of loons to Congress and put ...
by Lucy Montrose
Comment Count 130 comments on Mon Oct 14, 2013 at 11:03 AM PDT with 78 Recommends
I guess the Hollywood geniuses that keep giving us dun-tinted crap-pile futures because imagination is too risky - and shamelessly corrupting optimistic ones like Star Trek into stupid, nihilistic ...
by Troubadour
Comment Count 116 comments on Tue Apr 16, 2013 at 05:05 AM PDT with 22 Recommends
Let me be blunt. I say that a lot, you know. I've got limited social skills, and a very direct style of communication. Over time, though, I've come to realize something, despite my Autistic/aspie ...
by Stephen Daugherty
Comment Count 75 comments on Tue Apr 09, 2013 at 02:52 PM PDT with 57 Recommends
I own a small business. Over the past four years we have seen no recovery. Sales are off 55% from 2007. Sales seemed to have reached a bottom about two years ago . Then in 2012 we slipped another 10%
by Dburn
Comment Count 15 comments on Fri Feb 15, 2013 at 04:11 AM PST with 9 Recommends
I might be considered a lurker, I don't comment often, and I realized that the last time I posted a full-blown diary, I was 17 years old. So here I am, a little older, maybe a little smarter, here ...
by punkRockLiberal
Comment Count 29 comments on Tue Jan 15, 2013 at 12:49 PM PST with 15 Recommends
You should be able to trade 10 of these for a job or a year of uc or something… “Thank you for your interest in the xxx position with xxx, and for taking time from your busy schedule to ...
by bunsk
Comment Count 34 comments on Wed Jan 09, 2013 at 10:33 AM PST with 7 Recommends