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Elizabeth Marshall Thomas

Wild Gardens: the Old Wisdom

Humankind's original sin was its futile attempt to separate intself from nature. Elizabeth Marshall Thomas has spent a lifetime re-attaching herself and her readers to ourselves and our environments.


a Muse in Music

Much more than the spoken word, music speaks to us in a near-universal fashion. For decades, blues musician and Guy Davis has been traveling the world telling the stories only music can tell.



Being the son of famous stage and film stars Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis was undeniably enriching, but it was as a 7 year old kid, sitting in the front row of an auditorium and looking up at a man with a box that had strings on it, that he saw his own future. Music’s magic not only enveloped him, it continues to impel him to live a life “on the road” — singin' the Blues, sharin' his views, bringin' the news.


Paula's regular commentary is available on The Huffington Post. New Post added March 29: Creating the History You Want to Share:


... When I hear a defensive "...but I'm just one person" or a wimped-out "what I do doesn't matter," I invoke the justly famous image of John Lewis on the Pettus Bridge: A physically slight, very young man looking as if he were Daniel leading ... (more)


AND This: Charles Darwin and the SunMine

What do evolution and a determined citizenry in a little city you've never heard of have to do with the future of civilization? ... (more)


AND This

November 3: Enough Already

...do whatever is necessary to craft a Supreme Court which understands how corrosive money is to the political process, a Court which is not willfully naive about the corrupting power of money, a Court which will overturn Citizens United and ... (more)


AND This:

November 2: The Peoples' Business Isn't Business 

...(I)t is no stretch to paraphrase Lincoln in describing a struggle seemingly endemic to our experiment in liberty: "Now we are engaged in an appallingly uncivil campaign, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so ..." (more)


AND This:

October 27:  Amanda v Goliath$

"Government" is a self-governing people's operating system. It makes it possible for us to live together under the law and, oh yes, get schools, roads and pollution control and a whole lot more in the bargain. It's ... (more)


AND This:

October 19:  Ebola—It Didn't Have to Be Like This:

We knew that Republican attacks on science and scientist were damaging our communities and our futures. Ebola and Republicans' Chicken Little responses are today's headline ... (more).


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October 15: The People v Goliath$:

If money can buy elections, Montana's Senate race ended August 7 when the Democrat's candidate resigned. If a vibrant young working class candidate can corral the democratic process sufficiently, it began August 16. That's when the party picked Amanda Curtis to take on a Koch Brother darling ... (more).


An increasing number of our

Conversations With People at the Leading Edge(SM)

are now available in video as well as audio.

Here are some samples:


In August, 2010 we recorded five hours of video with Janos Starker (see above). At the end of July, his daughter, Gabriella Starker and other friends produced A Celebration of Janos Starker in Memories and Music in Toronto. We excerpted ten minutes from those recording to honor the event and Mr. Starker's Legacy:

If you prefer the layout and content of this page compared to our new improved version, please bookmark this page ... but don't neglect to use the many newer features of the new version.

For years people have been asking us to make these programs available in a form which they may download and take with them.  New programs are now available in MP3 format.  Over time we will update our extensive backlist to MP3 and begin phasing out RealAudio.

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