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C39: Occupy Wall Street


When my son Jonathan was about three years old, he asked me “What’s going on, and what’s the meaning of it?”  I didn’t know then and I don’t know now, but in the ‘consciousness’ thread of this podcast I continue to wonder.

That question came to mind when I heard that folks were congregating in cities all over the country in some kind of an undefined protest against … all the bad things.

In an attempt to make sense of the whole shebang, I skyped with some smart cute people* who filled me in.  Yet, as is so common at times like these, the answers simply made way in my brain for a bazillion more questions.  C’est la vie.

I guess if it were possible to identify and fix “the problem” in 30 minutes, it would’ve been done by now, so I’ll try not to feel badly that I haven’t yet been able to arrive at anything too helpful here.  Perhaps it’s time for me to get back to some breathing and see how that goes.  I’ll be sure to let you know.

At the end of today’s show we’re treated to another tune by Plume Giant – a “retro folk trio with no frontman, just guitar, violin, viola, and three voices” who are, by the way, one of the most frolicking acts you’ll ever have the pleasure to see – if you should be so lucky.

Yours and wondering,



2 comments to C39: Occupy Wall Street

  • Tom

    No, thank you (for a buncha things).

  • Julie

    I’m most interested in exactly what it is about OWS that unsettles you. I have terribly mixed feelings about it, as do most of the people I know. Bottom line: I’m glad it is causing folks to engage in dialogue. That is always a good thing!

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