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The Wind Band Composer in the 21st Century

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Letter to Ohio State Teachers Retirement System (STRS) on their divestment plans.

Letter to Ohio State Teachers Retirement System (STRS) on their divestment plans. Read the rest of this entry »


Police – authoritarian or egalitarian?

The Editor,  The New York Times

New York, New York,  USA

January 08, 2015

Dear Editor:

When I moved to New Zealand in 1987 from Ohio I was struck by the comparatively relaxed street feeling in New Zealand where police carry no firearms.  While there have been continual calls from some quarters to arm officers on the beat, they have been resisted so far.  Police Commissioner Mike Bush recently said arming the police would change the police’s relationship with the public beyond repair. Read the rest of this entry »