7 Post-Election Strategies from the King of Pop

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“We’ve been catapulted into the Big Wake-Up Call with this election,” says my friend Gail. Wondering where to go from here, I look to Michael Jackson for courage and strategy. Here’s what I see: Refuse to be a victim. Stand your ground and use your power in unexpected ways. (Ghosts) Cultivate L.O.V.E., and use it as a Warrior.  Michael said, “Make love your weapon to overcome any evil.”  Ghosts is a wonderful example of that. In his concerts, he used … Read More

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Why Thriller Still Grabs Us

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  Around the world, Thriller refuses to die. Even in tiny Ashland, after only a week of advertising, 30 people tromped through a rainy day to come to my Thriller flash mob dance class. Why does it hold such amazing power over us? And why is our culture so obsessed with zombies? The truth is this: we are the living dead. We’ve been forced to bury and forget the most brilliant parts of ourselves in order to survive. Artists are … Read More

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NAVIGATING CHAOS: Michael Jackson and the Black Panther

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Ever feel paralyzed by too much bad news? That’s been me for the last three weeks…frozen in writer’s block by the news of terrifying attacks in Paris and San Bernadino. I’ve been saddened to observe the press trying to pit all Europeans and Americans against all muslims in a way that lacks sufficient historical context or factual information. In addition, the focus seems to be on establishing an external enemy to avoid the greater issues at play in our own … Read More

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BE NOT AFRAID OF WEIRDNESS: Michael Jackson’s Power, Part 2

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    Difference is power. This is one of the greatest lessons Michael Jackson tried to teach us. And we need to understand it if we are going to fix anything in this crazy world. The media threw the worst kind of insults at Michael—they criticized his color, his face, his love of nature, his lack of a lover, his falling in love, his vulnerability and tenderness, his off-stage shyness, his confident advertising, the time he spent with children, the … Read More

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