Category: rants and raves

Upholstering the Skull

     I just encountered this gem:      Being an introvert, I spend a lot of time in my own head. — Dio      As a colleague of mine likes to say, I resemble that remark. But just as “You don’t have to be Jewish to love Levy’s,” you don’t have to be an introvert to …

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Enemies: A Love Story

     (Yes, there was a movie by that name. Pretty good movie too, though a trifle bleak. No, this piece won’t be about it.)      The polarization of America has reached a level that endangers every man, woman, and child in this country. We no longer “do politics;” we make war, and others make war …

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“I Know A Place”

     “Hey, I know a place. Let’s go.” – Russell Baker      I’ve always had a fascination with the truly remote places: the regions well separated from the main habitats of Mankind. Most such places are islands. If inhabited at all, their populations are small. The mode of life of the denizens is likely to …

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