Monthly Archives: October 2015

Gaining time. Gaining serenity.

Tonight the clocks are turned back. In a few hours, we will gain the sixty minutes we lost in March. It’s not much. It’s one of my favorite days of the year. Night is gentle, closing around like a cape full of … Continue reading

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It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.

I despair of my country. I have great hope for my country. I despair of a country where two leading Republican candidates for President demonstrate a manifest unsuitability for that position, and engage in fear-mongering, misdirection, and outright falsehoods to … Continue reading

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Letters….

Dear New York Mets: Thank you thank you thank you thank you. Even if the whole country wanted the Cubs to win the NLCS, you are still my Mets and I am very happy you are going to the World … Continue reading

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History repeating itself.

When I was in my twenties, I remember visiting my parents and watching the Iran-Contra hearings on television. I was faintly embarrassed about the way my Dad would yell at the witnesses on the television, as though they could hear … Continue reading

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According to Republicans, the terrorist killing of four American diplomatic and security professionals in an extremely dangerous part of the world is a outrage unparalleled in American history which requires not one, not two, but eight investigations into what happened … Continue reading

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Boycott Saturday Night Live.

Donald Trump is scheduled to host Saturday Night Live next month. You shouldn’t watch it. SNL has featured politicians before; just a couple of weeks ago Hillary Clinton had a short bit in which she played a bartender named Val talking … Continue reading

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What if?

A discussion has been wafting around my Facebook concerning the “whitewashing” of the character of Mindy Park in the movie of The Martian. I found this a bit confusing, because I had never had a mental image of Mindy as … Continue reading

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