People like this fail… because the future is won by those who build, not destroy. One thing we can all agree on is that a group like ISIL has no place in the 21st century. Barack Obama A few months ago a reader tried (unsuccessfully) to explain to me that hunting and eating meat were […] Enjoy!

Depression is an awful thing. If you suffer from depression, help is available. If you know someone who is depressed, it can’t hurt to carefully suggest treatment: the depressed person may resent the suggestion that he is sick, but he will not resent you for showing you care. Anyway, I am putting this post back up […]

How do we judge a foreign culture? Do we do it according to our own standards, or theirs, or by some objective standard? A couple of years ago there was some debate if the United States would have been better off had the South been successful in its 1860’s bid for independence. The argument was […]

Comedienne, Gay Rights Activist and 9-11 Truther Rosie O’Donnell is now being attacked for this picture: She and her children enjoy fishing for sharks. The particular subspecies of hammerhead in the photo is now protected on the U.S. Endangered Species list, though it was not when the photo was taken. But the fact that she was […]

Thursday RNC

I usually avoid politics. I am a registered “I” (Independent or Indifferent, I don’t remember which) but I’ve reached the breaking point. Excuse me while I rant: At the Republican Convention of 2012, Clint Eastwood did a Bob Newhart-style one-sided interview with an imaginary Barack Obama, represented by an empty chair. Predictably, most of the Republicans […]

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How was it that in civilized Massachusetts, urbane Boston, the “Athens of America”, no one was ever seriously bothered by fact that for almost thirty years, Billy Bulger, President of the State Senate and most powerful politician in Massachusetts, and James “Whitey” Bulger, the man who controlled the cocaine distribution in northern New England, were brothers? When I […]


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