Monthly Archives: October 2007

Yesterday Continued

After yesterday’s post, this headline from The Onion is too good to pass up. http://www.theonion.com/content/radio_news/area_woman_saved_from?utm_source=yahoowidget_rss_1

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Not an Argument Against Research

Headline in this morning’s paper: Aging Is Not An Illness. Anything that kills you from within is an illness. Aging does that, implacably. That’s okay because dying is inevitable. No matter how many campaigns we start to fight no matter … Continue reading

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Remembering a Different Future

Wandering the streets of Cambridge, Massachusetts, back in 1961, marveling at the architecture and grounds of Harvard University, a bit envious – well, downright envious – of those who attended uni there. Common soldiers from Fort Devens might be tolerated … Continue reading

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Cancer and the Beaches

Apart from the fact that I have no fashion sense whatsoever, me and clothes have enjoyed a very shaky relationship over the years. Me and women’s clothes have an even poorer history. I do not understand why fashion is the … Continue reading

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45 Years Ago

Some days a person remembers more clearly than others. This is one of those. Forty-five years ago today my world changed forever. Up to this time I had been existing in the U.S. Army, having a pretty good time, spending … Continue reading

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Dear Scotland: Thanks a Lot!

Today we take time out of our regularly scheduled musings to render thanks to Scotland, the land that gave us Scotch Whiskey , the art of mooning, The Tartan Tie, and – according to the History Channel – on this … Continue reading

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Metaphysical Absurdity

I first came across Raymond Smullyan in a book he wrote titled “What is the Name of This Book?” a compilation of logical puzzles. A day or two ago, I came across him once again, nearly two decades after reading … Continue reading

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Rant: U.S. NFL

My frustrations come in assorted packages, some more important than others. Today’s is of the lesser importance variety; it has to do with the “talking heads” who believe they are experts. This time, it’s the talking heads of the U.S. … Continue reading

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It’s Not Our Fault We’re..(insert adjective)

Finally! A class action suit that appeals to my sense of….justice?:  Hershey’s Ordered To Pay Obese Americans $135 Billion  If the tobacco companies must pay for all of us who spent our lives smoking, then why not get to the … Continue reading

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A Question of Reality

Want to stay awake at night? Consider this conundrum: There are two different conceptions about the nature of the universe -the world as a unity dependent on humanity, and the world as a reality independent of the human factor. Everything … Continue reading

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