Monthly Archives: May 2012

You. Do. Not. Know. Me.

Last night, my family was sitting around when I pulled up a FB posting of an article from Cracked on my phone (why?  Because it was there, and we were between games of Uno).  The article was something like “Seven … Continue reading

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Being with Smart People

I graduated from college in 1981 and I’ve never gotten over it. I loved being in college.  And recently I’ve tried to think about why.  A big part of it was the boost to my ego (it’s nice when people … Continue reading

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“The Avengers” and the Problems of Bloodless Violence and Glorious Death

Last night I went to see The Avengers with my family.  It’s not a bad movie.  In fact, in many respects it’s a feel-good film.  Which fine and dandy, except for one thing.  Just in case you haven’t seen it … Continue reading

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I come to praise Carter, not to bury him

Many years ago, I turned 18.  It so happened that I passed that milestone in early 1976, and that 1976 was not only the country’s bicentennial and the year of my high school graduation (we had cool little bicentennial danglies … Continue reading

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“I Like My Mornings Like I Like My Coffee–Black and Bitter.”

Grump, grump, grump.  This is one of those mornings when I’m not happy.  I’m pissed off at certain people I normally love, and all I want to do is complain.  I want to tell them why I’m unhappy but I … Continue reading

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