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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.



American author and playwrite E.L. Doctorow died in July. We talked with him in 2005 about his novel The March and about the relationship between writers and readers. These are excerpts from that conversation.


Paula's regular commentary is available on The Huffington Post. New Post added August 17: Junketeers, Two-Timers, Clients or Naifs?

...I am offended and infuriated by the behavior of AIPAC, the Netanyahu government and American neo-cons (who never met a war they didn't like so long as someone else fights it and pays for it). These new members of Congress may be junketeers, two-timers, clients or naifs. Whichever it is, they are also wrong... (more)


AND This: Torture and the Psychologists:

...Even if torture works, it's a really, really bad idea. That anyone does it is appalling. That American psychologists participate in and endorse torture is outrageous. The APA and its adherents lose ...(more)


AND This: Civilization & Values

...(W)e argued that Darwinian engagement is even more important that Newtonian analysis if we are to successfully negotiate (survive) the historical flex point, the hinge, that we now inhabit. Kauffman et al have put that idea into a global ... (more)


 AND This: 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)





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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