Greg Cusack

Columnist
Foreign views

A divided America is losing touch with farmers and dependence on the land

How I wish my country were wise enough to have a 'beautiful villages' campaign! Such a focus might well play a vital role in helping us to reconnect with each other....
Book review

China and the West: How to arrive at better understanding of each other

Pomfret's balanced account illustrates well the up-and-down cycle – moving from relative warmth to frosty chill, and then back to warmer again – between China and the US.
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Musings on identity and meaning of 'home'

There really is not more fundamental question, is there? Except, perhaps, "Why am I here?"
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Authorities must move to clean up social media

Why some people are moved to exploit, scare, or harm others is a mystery to me, but they clearly have existed at all times and in all cultures.
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Reality of divorce and why it is so prevalent today

Personal relationships at all levels can be quite tricky, precisely because we are navigating through not only someone else's life but also our own.
Book review

The universe and the meaning of life in the words of a scientist-poet

Like the late Carl Sagan, Loren Eiseley had the great gift of being able to express his thoughts in language that not only made his field of study more accessible to the rest of us
Book review

Cold War's complicated legacy and lessons we forget at our peril

Throughout this remarkable book,the reader 'hovers' in time,watching as key decisions are made and marveling at how many of them were based upon misinformation or misunderstandings
Book review

Ongoing legacy of original sin: pervasive racism in America

For people of color, the result is that they experience an almost constant state of surveillance, even suspicion, from white neighbors, co-workers and law enforcement personnel.
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Let's regain integrity's compass

It seems to me that in our own time far too many people wear different faces depending upon their own needs or the role they were expected to play.
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Breathe and enjoy the richness of living in the now

"I have learned the richness of living in the now, perhaps because the "time" I have left is much shorter than it once was."
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