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Born into a family of travelling lounge musicians, Bill's earliest memories were of the vast American West speeding past the windows of various Detroit sedans from the 1960s. He was homeschooled from 4th grade through high school and took his diploma through correspondence back before they called it "distance learning". Bill was writing short stories at the age of nine, producing his father's records and writing songs at fourteen, and working two jobs as well as managing a business at twenty after his father -- onetime bandleader Lloyd LaBrie -- suddenly died. He's a graduate of Thomas More College (Philosophy '94), a certified UNIX admin, a 20-year veteran of Fortune-50 IT departments, a published writer, journalist, poet, and PR flack, a ...more

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George F. Kennan
“The fact is that one moves through life like someone moving with a lantern in a dark woods. A bit of the path ahead is illuminated, and a bit of the path behind. But the darkness follows hard on one’s steps, and envelopes our trails as one proceeds. Were one to be able, as one never is, to retrace the steps by daylight, one would find that the terrain traversed bears, in reality, little relationship to what imagination and memory pictured. We are, toward the end of our lives, such different people, so far removed from the childhood figures with whom our identity links us, that the bond to those figures, like that of nations to their obscure prehistoric origins, is almost irrelevant.”
George F. Kennan, Memoirs, 1925-1950

James Howard Kunstler
“The United States is the wealthiest nation in the history of the world, yet its inhabitants are strikingly unhappy. Accordingly, we present to the rest of mankind, on a planet rife with suffering and tragedy, the spectacle of a clown civilization. Sustained on a clown diet rich in sugar and fat, we have developed a clown physiognomy. We dress like clowns. We move about a landscape filled with cartoon buildings in clownmobiles, absorbed in clownish activities. We fill our idle hours enjoying the canned antics of professional clowns... Death, when we acknowledge it, is just another pratfall on the boob tube. Bang! You're dead!”
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James Howard Kunstler
“America does not want change, except from the cash register at Wal-Mart.”
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James Howard Kunstler
“If it happens that the human race doesn't make it, then the fact that we were here once will not be altered, that once upon a time we peopled this astonishing blue planet, and wondered intelligently at everything about it and the other things who lived here with us on it, and that we celebrated the beauty of it in music and art, architecture, literature, and dance, and that there were times when we approached something godlike in our abilities and aspirations. We emerged out of depthless mystery, and back into mystery we returned,and in the end the mystery is all there is.”
James Howard Kunstler, The Long Emergency: Surviving the Converging Catastrophes of the Twenty-First Century

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