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R. I. P. American Exceptionalism
2021-01-08 21:13
Although it may still be possible to claim that the United States is, or may in the future be, the "shining city on a hill" the late Ronald Reagan would refer to now and then, that claim is… Read More
Is 2020 Really Over?
2021-01-04 17:58
Most of us think of 2020 was a horrible year, and rightly so.  But for me," horrible" isn't a specific enough description of what's taken place.  "Sordid" may mean dirty or filthy… Read More
The Missionary Media
2020-12-23 17:19
Self-righteousness is one of our more annoying characteristics.  It's also one of the most common of them.  Through it we assure ourselves of our own goodness, and are inclined to… Read More
Souls For Hire
2020-12-14 22:13
Elvis Costello composed, and sang, a rather caustic song about the profession I've devoted the majority (I won't say the "best part") of my life to--that of the law.  It bears the same… Read More
Homo Degeneratus
2020-12-07 17:03
Most of us will recognize this picture from Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey.  In this scene, one of our distant ancestors or another, encouraged or enlightened courtesy of the seemingly… Read More
2020-11-19 21:27
The success and popularity of the Netflix "limited series" The Queen's Gambit reminds me of the surge in interest in the game which took place when Bobby Fischer won the world championship i… Read More
Yes, We Have A Banana (Republic)
2020-11-12 16:11
The great Louis Prima, best remembered I think for Jump, Jive and Wail, also did a song called Yes, We Have no Bananas.  The latter song may be better known, but is more offensive… Read More
Our Feast Of Fools
2020-11-06 15:10
Welcome, all! Or better, perhaps--Come one, Come all, to America's Feast of Fools!Based somewhat loosely on the Medieval Feast (or Festival) of Fools--pardon me, Festum Fatuorum--this festiv… Read More
A Most Unhappy Halloween
2020-10-29 16:05
Halloween is particularly well placed in the calendar this year, shorn of its festive cloak due to what the Pontifex Maximus, for reasons unclear to me, referred to as "the lady" Covid.&nbsp&hell…Read More

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