Monthly Archives: March 2011

After Japan…Scared yet?

 [Note: this is the current piece from my column at Patheos.com. http://www.patheos.com/Resources/Additional-Resources/After-Japan-Scared-Yet-Roger-Gottlieb-03-29-2011.html%5D Do the horrific images from Japan—not to mention reports that safety records at the nuclear plant have been faked for years—make you a little frightened when you drive … Continue reading

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Why not bomb Libya?

How could any right minded person be against the use of force to stop the Libyan government’s repression of dissent. Incredibly brave demonstrators take to the streets, demanding freedom, democracy, and a more equitable share of Libya’s enormous oil/natural gas … Continue reading

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On Japan’s nuclear troubles: Nuclear Power and Methadone

On Japan’s nuclear troubles: Nuclear Power and methadone  There is no doubt that nuclear power has some real advantages over coal and oil. In the short run it probably has fewer toxic emissions (mercury from coal fired plants is a … Continue reading

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Spring…and Death: More Questions than Answers

Spring…and Death More Questions than Answers  After a long, cold, and icy winter, it’s spring here in Boston. The light has changed, making the sky somehow lighter and further away; if you find a spot out of the wind you … Continue reading

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NPR, Tea parties, and getting real: Appreciating the Good and Finding the Truth

NPR, Tea parties, and getting real: Appreciating the Good and Finding the Truth   Dear reader—as you look this over keep in mind that politically I’m so far to the left I fall off the planet every once in a while. … Continue reading

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Spiritualiy and the Revoluition in the Middle East: Finding Faith in the Long View

Spirituality and the Revolutions in the Middle East: Finding Faith in the Long View [Note: Every other week I do a column at Patheos.com. http://www.patheos.com/About-Patheos/Roger-Gottlieb.html I particularly liked this one, hope you do too] How do we respond spiritually to … Continue reading

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Why do I mourn the Eastern Cougar?

Why do I mourn the Eastern Cougar?  I never saw an Eastern cougar, a type of panther which was just declared “officially” extinct in the 21 states of the Eastern U.S. where it used to hang out. But I still … Continue reading

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