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Re: “If These Walls Could Mime

It's Michele Owen and Christina Shonkwiler as the two clown/Beckett characters and Sango Tajima as the bumblebee/sweepstakes host for the Malibu piece.

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Posted by Sabrina Wenske on 03/25/2015 at 2:11 PM

Re: “Can Poetry Unravel Capitalism?

I think the answer to this article is 'yes'. Going to San Francisco State Uni got me involved with many movements that were looking to tackle capitalism. I volunteered with some Locals and other groups. Like many people in those campaigns, I assumed the archetypal activist role. We would go boycott business schools and hotels that were breaking human rights of non-documented citizens. Those were some pretty disgusting companies. The way they treated their employees was vile and they deserved to be hassled by us so their poor practice could be exposed. But we spent out time shouting at them only to try to make their day a bit more stressful, so maybe once they go home they'll think about how their contributing to a fiendish structure. But I grew out of that mentality because I realized how violent it was. I shifted out of the archetypal activist role. I was not going to change anyone's mind by yelling at them. I thought about it and realized that nobody convinced me to join the locals by yelling at me. I realized that I am better serving the movement as poet, because nothing else has better served my passion for the moment but poetry and the magic of grammar. I believe that if society were a snowplow, artists (that includes everyone who lays pencil or brush to paper, fingers to strings, as well as those who are not typical "artists" but rather just plain good, loving, open hearted, and accepting people) would be the plowshare. Artists are poets and poets are humans. Poetry has the capacity to unsnarl capitalism just like it has had the capacity to untangle the carcinogen cords of every other secular deity (i.e. political system) in recorded history. Poetry has the magnitude to reinvent entire political systems because poetry goes to origin of the system-heirarches themselves—personal psyches.

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Posted by Andrew Ryan on 03/22/2015 at 7:46 AM

Re: “Are Your Tweens and Teens Spending too Much Time Staring at Their Phones?

Great article! I definitely needed the reminder to stop an focus when my kids are seeking my attention. I do believe that they tend to do as we do instead of do as we say. :)

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Posted by Tanya on 03/20/2015 at 11:06 AM

Re: “Can Poetry Unravel Capitalism?

I wish?

Posted by Ken White on 03/19/2015 at 1:04 AM

Re: “Can Poetry Unravel Capitalism?

The answer to the headline is: "No."

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Posted by Mary McFarlane on 03/17/2015 at 7:07 PM

Re: “Radical Brownies: The Most Inspiring Young Women You've Ever Seen

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Posted by Editor on 03/15/2015 at 5:42 PM

Re: “Finding the Sweet Spot

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Posted by Editor on 03/13/2015 at 11:55 PM

Re: “Free Will Astrology

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Posted by Editor on 03/11/2015 at 4:10 AM

Re: “Getting Hip to Birth

So excited to see this new informative column. Kudos to East Bay Express for publishing this gem for all of us who are forming & expanding our families.

Posted by Renata Moreira on 03/10/2015 at 1:39 PM

Re: “Getting Rid of an OkCupid Pen Pal

lol..... id imagine someone doing this to me would be a complete dealbreaker. hense I'd just tell Mesh on my dealbreaker settings to block anyone who says anything like that or doesn't seem to get the hint. its not mean, its finding a dang match!

Posted by Kira Stevens on 03/07/2015 at 8:37 PM

Re: “The Art of Hypnotherapy

I was thinking about going and trying hypnotherapy to break some bad habits. I like the idea of going deep into your consciousness and trying to fix the problem. Planting ideas is a great way to get people motivated to change. http://www.habitbreakers.co.nz/

Posted by Ashley Reed on 03/05/2015 at 1:58 PM

Re: “Getting Hip to Birth

Great resources! Thanks so much for sharing.

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Posted by Elon Bartlett D.C. on 03/05/2015 at 12:37 PM

Re: “Getting Rid of an OkCupid Pen Pal

Good eye, Jessie. Thanks. Fixed.

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Posted by Robert Gammon on 03/04/2015 at 11:32 AM

Re: “Getting Rid of an OkCupid Pen Pal

Great column. Funny. Clever. But there should be a period at the end of this sentence: "Librarians get a free pass for everything, in my book (see what I did there?)"

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Posted by Jessie West on 03/03/2015 at 11:05 PM

Re: “Celebrating the Albany Bulb's Most Memorable People and Art

No question, what happened to the folks at the bulb should be memorialized. Shame on the perpetrators who attacked the homeless for committing the crime of living on a dump.

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Posted by Charles T. Smith on 02/26/2015 at 1:52 PM

Re: “This Is Your Brain on Science

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Posted by Editor on 02/25/2015 at 2:58 PM

Re: “Radical Brownies: The Most Inspiring Young Women You've Ever Seen

It's sad to see adults using children for their own political gain & teaching dishonesty in the process. (smh)

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Posted by Mark Fisher on 02/19/2015 at 4:54 PM

Re: “Radical Brownies: The Most Inspiring Young Women You've Ever Seen

I think this is absolutely brilliant. I am not black, but I told my granddaughter about this troupe and she wants to be a Radical Brownie, too.

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Posted by Sharon Jackson on 02/19/2015 at 10:32 AM

Re: “Radical Brownies: The Most Inspiring Young Women You've Ever Seen

Looks like peeps consider a brown/black point of view to be deviant. That means, deviating from the "real" way of looking at things. That means, guess, whose point of view is "real?"

Michael Brown was accosted . . . accused . . . attacked . . . because he was tall? because he was named Michael? because he was 18? because his stepfather loved him? because he was wearing a shirt? because he was walking? Come on, think of something that doesn't start with "b."

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Posted by Cynthia Morse on 02/18/2015 at 11:33 PM

Re: “Radical Brownies: The Most Inspiring Young Women You've Ever Seen

This is awesome!!!! Much needed!!!!

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Posted by John Blaze on 02/18/2015 at 6:47 PM

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