This is something that has bothered me about social media for some time: it’s easy to surround ourselves with a cocoon of people who look, act, and believe exactly like ourselves, and we forget that there’s a whole wide world out there.

That doesn’t just make life boring– it makes democracy impossible.

Frazz is on the web HERE.


Leonard Cohen said once, and I’m paraphrasing here, that New York City was a blessing because it taught him to be quiet inside while surrounded by noise outside.

But I think he was the rare exception.

Ordinary Things by Ozge Samanci is on the web HERE.

Amusing Ourselves to Death

“When a population becomes distracted by trivia, when cultural life is redefined as a perpetual round of entertainments, when serious public conversation becomes a form of baby-talk, when, in short, a people become an audience, and their public business a vaudeville act, then a nation finds itself at risk; culture-death is a clear possibility.”  ~Neil Postman, Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business

Andy Singer is on the web HERE.