Category Archives: Religion

Like Clockwork

“I love mankind – it’s just people I can’t stand!” –Charles M. Schulz I don’t expect all that much from people, really I don’t. Yet sadly enough, they still disappoint me. Semi-regularly. Some days, I’d gladly join another species … … Continue reading

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Hypocrisy? Not Here … Not Much

“Other people’s sins always shock me; my own seem perfectly natural.” –Nancy Mitford I’m feeling a little guilty here. Not because I’ve been outed or embarrassed by the recent Ashley Madison site hack. Hell, I’m so old and out of … Continue reading

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Teach My Kids … But Not So Much

“We are not afraid to entrust the American people with unpleasant facts, foreign ideas, alien philosophies, and competitive values. For a nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a … Continue reading

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Great! — Now I Can Sleep at Night … But Can You?

“If we let things terrify us, life will not be worth living.” –Seneca At last! Here is something we could really use. I know I can! I mean, don’t we all lie awake at night … worrying and wondering if … Continue reading

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After All — What Could Happen?

“Sometimes I wonder whether the world is being run by smart people who are putting us on, or by imbeciles who really mean it.” –Mark Twain And does it matter — either way we’re screwed. I’m inclined to think it’s … Continue reading

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The Spin, The Whole Spin, and Nothing But

“A man’s judgment cannot be better than the information on which he has based it. Give him no news or present him only with distorted and incomplete data, with ignorant, sloppy or biased reporting, with propaganda and deliberate falsehoods, and … Continue reading

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Plus ça Change

“Laughter is the closest distance between two people.” –Victor Borge This can’t be right. Someone must be messing with the calendar. How can it be New Year’s Eve again so soon? And … surprise! … I’m not ready, with no … Continue reading

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