Euler and Mrs. Maloney

July 31st, 2006 § 3 comments § permalink

I need to understand this.

I have long contemplated and indeed have written a musical story about one Mildred Maloney (here acted by Helen Slayton-Hughes at the BMI Musical Theater Workshop in Manhattan), whose neighbors want her to share her beautiful poems with the world (The Ballad of Mrs. Maloney (Part 1) and who has a favorite number, 7.4… » Read the rest of this entry «

Jonathan

July 23rd, 2006 § 3 comments § permalink

by db

Bow Wow

Arf

Yip

Many years ago (1980) Tim Twiss, Tom Twiss, and I were playing loud music in my bungalow apartment in North Hollywood when my neighbor walked by outside calling for her dog, Jonathan.

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An Inconvenient Truth

July 16th, 2006 § 0 comments § permalink

by db

Have you seen “An Inconvenient Truth” yet? If not, then I beg you, please do.

When I approach environmental issues here at theWheel I often feel overwhelmed. I find that I have to digress to provide a context, and that’s where I get bogged down. Yet there is an environmental crisis, and we must act. “An Inconvenient Truth” provides us with a well-articulated context to work within. » Read the rest of this entry «

Marriage and Civil Unions

July 10th, 2006 § 1 comment § permalink

DNB

OK. I am a man and I’m married to a woman. Got married in Connecticut. Had to get a license. Really didn’t take time to think too much about the civil union part of the deal. Just one more of many many hoops I – we – had to jump through.

But lately I have found myself thinking about our recurring American “gay marriage” debate. » Read the rest of this entry «

theWheel Tomorrow

July 3rd, 2006 § 2 comments § permalink

by db

On a couple of recent occasions, I have been asked to share my vision of theWheel’s future. The one thing I can say for sure about theWheel’s future is that theWheel started off as a song, and the song theWheel remains my oracular guide to all things concerning the web site.

The song theWheel is, in large part, about community.

Six billion hearts will turn a wheel

Six billion souls will light a fire with what they feel…

Call me a dreamer

I’m not alone

And I feel the power to change the world…

I believe that if I am to be true to the song, I need to build a community, and not foster a monologue. To this end, I have found myself looking at various online communities in the hope that I can learn something from them. Let me mention a couple for you all to check out, and then perhaps you can recommend a few to me. » Read the rest of this entry «

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