Tag Archives: Events of the Day

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with its interpretation–and honestly, I’ve pretty much conclusively come to the conclusion that it should simply be repealed entirely–I realized anew that other day just how weird the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution … Continue reading

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Do you remember America?

“Do you remember America?” the curious person will ask one night, in a darkened tavern as they nurse their second or third drink. “The country tried to codify freedom and democracy? I mean, sure, at first it was only for … Continue reading

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History is not a feel-good story.

I wrote this in February 2022, but I’m re-upping it now as I see a news item this morning about how parents in Wisconsin challenged a book about the interment of Japanese-American citizens during World War II, on the basis … Continue reading

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“As if the way one fell down mattered.”

“When the fall is all there is, it matters.” (from THE LION IN WINTER) I am disgusted by the Supreme Court’s ruling. I, like everyone else, knew it was coming, but the awful thing is no less awful for all … Continue reading

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Judy Garland at 100

Sheila and Roger have Judy Garland posts up, and I could hardly fail to do the same. Garland was born 100 years ago today, and how much poorer our world would be without that voice, that marvelous alto of hers–full-throated, … Continue reading

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I miss our old futurists

UPDATED below. I saw these two tweets the other day, in reaction to Elon Musk’s widely publicized dictum that his employees have to put in their 40 hours a week at the office, no ifs ands or buts, no refunds … Continue reading

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On Memorial Day (an annual repost)

Here is my annual reposting of some things that pertain to Memorial Day. This particular year’s iteration of this day gives me pause to consider my sense that many of the things for which the men and women we honor … Continue reading

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When in Rome….

The Wife and I are traveling this weekend, spending a few days in the Finger Lakes. We got back to our rented cottage yesterday, when I found a Direct Message from a Facebook friend. It was something along the line … Continue reading

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Two quotes

Here are a couple of brief quotes from two different teevee shows, both of which (the quotes, that is) have been on my mind this week: “Why are we still talking about this?” (Captain Mal Reynolds, FIREFLY) “You’ll have doled … Continue reading

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