Category Archives: The World

Watching the crazies.

The Not-So-Little Drummer Boy was a cool kid who grew up into a neat adult. He has moved out of New York and now teaches English to kindergartners, which he enjoys, and he has a girlfriend who I have not … Continue reading

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Fallen heroes.

It’s been thirty years today since Challenger. I don’t know what to say that I have not said before, but it seems important to me to mark this anniversary again. So, once again, I salute the brave men and women … Continue reading

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The golden leaves drift from the ginkgo tree in the median of the street outside the window. The sky is a shade lighter than its normal cornflower blue, streaked with wisps of clouds in the south shading to blankets in … Continue reading

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Dear World.

Dear World, Donald Trump does not speak for me. He does not speak for my family, he does not speak for my friends.  He speaks for a subset of one political party’s base. That the number of people supporting him … Continue reading

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The sound of breaking glass.

Perhaps I am naive, but I don’t worry too much about our country indulging in mass killings of Muslims by the the government. We are not Nazi Germany. I could be wrong, of course: if you had told me fifteen … Continue reading

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Cities of the heart.

The Hotel de Nice sits at 42 Bis, Rue d’ Rivoli, in Paris’s 4th Arrondissement. It’s a fashionable part of town, from what I’ve read; I just liked that it was easy to get to Notre Dame and the Musee d’ … Continue reading

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Space tragedy week.

I did not have a chance yesterday to write a new post for the Challenger disaster anniversary.  Today is the anniversary of the Apollo 1 fire, and February 1 is Columbia. I thought I would link to some of the … Continue reading

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