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Thankfulness in 2022

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! Twenty-twenty-two has not been the easiest year I can remember…but here we are, still gathering. As I write this, I’m on my Second Cup Of Coffee, we have the Macy’s Parade on teevee (it’s WAY better in … Continue reading

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They don’t make coliseums like they used to….

If the attitudes in Ancient Rome had anticipated attitudes on 21st century America, I suppose they would have razed the Coliseum after just a few decades because the rich and powerful–Brutus and Cassius, say–could have made more money on a … Continue reading

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The Odd Pathology of the Politician’s Mind

Here’s something that I’ve been thinking about all day. It’s a video of Senator Ted Cruz cheerfully walking up the aisle at Yankee Stadium, as Yankee fans make their opinions of him loudly known, right to his face. this man … Continue reading

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They don’t make Honorary Sheriffs like they used to

Since Herschel Walker is apparently citing his status as being an “Honorary Sheriff” or some such thing among his law enforcement expertise credentials, I’m reminded of this scene from the brilliant film Inherit the Wind. The more things change….   Share … Continue reading

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A long time ago, in a Queue far, far away….

Respect the Queue. You may only enter the Queue at the end. Attempt no other point of entry. Do not stop moving along the Queue, for any reason. Do not allow anyone to join you in the Queue. Do not … Continue reading

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Someone’s gonna be re-taking “Knots 101”

Imagine you’re in charge of piloting a tug boat, pulling a barge, from Erie, PA to Buffalo, NY. At 4:30am or so you finally make port in Buffalo, pleasantly cheered by the good time you’ve made on a breezy night … Continue reading

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“And there was evening, and there was morning—the fifth day”

Yeah, I’m pretty much back to normal this morning. I’m not planning on testing myself again until tomorrow, but it’s really looking like I’ve weathered my own personal COVID storm pretty well. I’m one of the lucky ones for whom … Continue reading

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A learned hatred in service of a small god

I, like many others, am disturbed and horrified by the attack on author Salman Rushdie that took place at the Chautauqua Institution, a place I’ve been to a few times, which is just an hour’s drive away on the lovely … Continue reading

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Apollo at Fifty (a repost)

  Sam Seaborn: There are a lot of hungry people in the world, Mal, and none of them are hungry ‘cause we went to the moon. None of them are colder and certainly none of them are dumber ‘cause we … Continue reading

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What a, very strange, piece of writing

Setting aside all the various issues with its interpretation–and honestly, I’ve pretty much conclusively come to the conclusion that it should simply be repealed entirely–I realized anew that other day just how weird the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution … Continue reading

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