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protest plan

A year later and I’m still working on my behavior modification program… …still trying to train myself to respond to our president’s negative words and actions with positive words and actions. Here’s the idea: When he insults a human being, … Continue reading

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the fable of the woman, the man, and the educational waters

Their relationship was balanced… She washed him with her tears.  And he washed her with his. But then one sunny morning… …after they’d wept together a good while… …the woman suddenly knew they were done.  She didn’t know how she … Continue reading

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the hope of an pessimistic optimist

All successful civilizations follow a pattern of behavior that leads to collapse… …according to William Ophuls, author of Immoderate Greatness. Here’s the gist of Ophuls’ argument: As a civilization grows and prospers, it naturally becomes more and more complex.  This … Continue reading

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confessions of a projectionist

Who among us has not been terrorized? Who among us has not also been a terrorist? I’m talking about minor acts of terror.  Under my definition, even a petty snipe can be a terrorist act.  Even a petty snipe is … Continue reading

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ride on!

Derivative trading, doing business in Siberia, and using bitcoin have all been dubbed “a new Wild West”. We stick that label on many risky endeavors these days.  Endeavors free of the usual restrictions–and so, frequently of dubious legality.  Nonetheless, the … Continue reading

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our man, our mirror

As I see it, we’ve chosen a mirror… …a big-mouthed mirror… …to be our next president. According to my theory… …we elected this mirror because we’re trying to wake ourselves up.  Shock ourselves awake. We’re saying to ourselves: consider that … Continue reading

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listening to the pig

“I learned long ago, never to wrestle with a pig.  You get muddy, and besides, the pig likes it.”               — George Bernard Shaw Ever so often, I remind myself of Shaw’s advice. Unfortunately, more often, I forget it.  I engage … Continue reading

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