Monthly Archives: September 2016

On Being A Half-Assed Racist

It will all go back to normal if we put our nation first… The trouble with normal is it always gets worse —Bruce Cockburn, The Trouble With Normal (1981) It’s 1952 and I’m an impressionable 13 year-old suddenly in Texas. I was happy living in Uruguay, … Continue reading

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Life In An Echo Chamber

Frail grasp of the big picture —The Eagles Sunday is the national day of worship in America. The faithful gather at noon, genuflect before 72 inch flat screens and settle into favorite pews to receive communion (nachos) before kickoff in the National Football League. Of late, some of … Continue reading

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Jim Stockdale, 1924-2005

  In Memorium July, 2005  “The important thing is not what they have made of you, but what you have made of what they have made of you.” –Sartre        Vice Admiral James B. Stockdale (ret.) died June 5, 2005. … Continue reading

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As I See It: Fall 2016

It’s the Second Law of Thermodynamics: Sooner or later, everything turns to shit. That’s my phrasing, not the Encyclopedia Britannica. —Sally, in Woody Allen’s Husbands and Wives (1992) I want to know why the phrase emblazoned on Bob’s T shirt says, … Continue reading

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