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A behemoth gasps its last gasp

November 1, 2011

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Rugged Individualism died beneath the weight of a collapsing tree branch on the evening of October 30, 2011, one of the many victims of a storm that laughed at our era’s isolation and cubbyhole thinking. No funeral service is scheduled.

The creed, founded upon myth and nurtured in fable, always looked pale when seen in reality’s light: humans have been social animals since their days in the cave; they’ve never reigned victorious alone. Even the solitary sheriff fended off grizzled bad guys with guns and bullets made by unseen hands – and he never crafted the barn doors shielding him from the shotgun blasts or the whiskey bottles he so crudely smashed. Interdependence lay at the heart of his independence, just as it does for today’s entrepreneurs. One wonders if Wozniak and Jobs sent thank-you notes to the construction crew of their garage.

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October roars through at the Alternative Mainstream

November 1, 2011

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This blog lit up last month with 2,228 visits, breaking May’s record high of 1,393. October 30 is now the Michael Phelps for a single day with 324 hits, with the 29th and 31st achieving nearly the same results. The chief reason: We were noted in the “Occupy” movement. There were ping-backs and links galore. […]

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