Monthly Archives: March 2011

Empathy as the Root of Creativity and Civilization

“I exist not if I do not attend to the suffering of others.” —Pablo Neruda Neruda’s empathic statement rings out like an anthem to me. In fact, I would make a case for empathy as the root not only of … Continue reading

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Songwriter Dominique Fraissard part of the new worldwide folk revival

Songwriter and guitarist extraordinaire Dominique Fraissard is part of the new wave of folk music that includes Iron and Wine, Jon Butler, and Jack Johnson. “Simply one of the most amazing solo performers on offer,” notes Australian entertainment magazine The … Continue reading


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Wireless World: The End of the World as We Know It?

“It’s the end of the world as we know it / and I feel fine.” —REM, It’s the End of the World Imagine a world that has been so inundated with radiation that its inhabitants can barely function. Where a once … Continue reading

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