Monthly Archives: July 2013

Al Gore Says Participatory Democracy is Not Working in America

I’ve recently been reading Al Gore’s book, The Future.  It is a wide-ranging book, and Gore moves through his perceptions of the world today, relevant history and current theories on everything from the human genome to education to make his points. But the part that struck me the most (and kept me up at night)(…)

Folk Tales: Zombies and Start-Ups

Every culture and time period has stories that turn into folktales, stories repeated over and over.  These folktales have similar motifs, but the specifics, the morals, the beliefs attached to them change with the times and represent the concerns, the struggles and the norms of the period.  Often times, these stories address popular social worries(…)