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Worth Reading…

Serious question: when is outrage appropriate? Because I’m a progressive democrat and Donald Trump is now president of the United States. As I write this, my Facebook feed is falling apart. I’ve seen videos of riots in the streets, people … Continue reading

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Some Movement (re prior blog entry, ‘Stereotypes’)

Salvete, qui legentes — Just after I’d posted the blog entry ‘Stereotypes’ the other day, the news came out that the attack in San Bernardino was indeed politically and religiously motivated — although strangely targeted.  It’s apparently the same old … Continue reading

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(When I was 58 …)

[An old draft entry that I just checked for errors and then inadvertently published for the very first time.  58 would make this ca. 2013 or so.  So view it as something ‘historical’.] Salvete, qui legunt – I am 58 … Continue reading

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Stereotypes

Salvete, qui legentes — The stereotype of the Muslim Terrorist is omnipresent, and, of course, all the more so now after the November attacks in Paris.  But I myself would like to know more about the people who de facto share … Continue reading

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Ah, Give Me the Cold War …

In the 1960s, poised beneath the uncertain nuclear stalemate between the USA and USSR, there continued to be hope for universal peace — the hoped-for product of World War II.  The First World War’s “never again!” notion had gone to … Continue reading

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Contrary Old Nature Consuming Me

Salvete, quicumque legātis – The one thing we know the Universe likes is friction. Collisions, mutations, heat, stress, movement of life, consumption of life by life – it seems to me the broad essential link is movement and conflict, whether … Continue reading

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The 300’s Prayer

A good bit: one particular rendering of the famous Spartan epitaph from Thermopylae: Go, way-farer, bear news to Sparta’s town That here, their bidding done, we laid us down. –rendered by Cyril E. Robinson

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