Monthly Archives: March 2013

Skepticism With Heart

Did you mentally roll your eyes, when you glanced at the title of this post?  Do you have a negative opinion of people who espouse skeptical reasoning?  Perhaps you are of a skeptical nature and saw a clash in the … Continue reading

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America But Better

Last year, I happened to get in on the tail end of the election year viral “campaign” that featured the nation of Canada running for the office of President of the United States.  I loved the gags and agreed with … Continue reading

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Push The Envelope …Floral Friday

Nobody can truthfully accuse me of being a conservative traditionalist.  In fact, if I want to try a traditional approach, I need to mentally convince myself that in being traditional, I’m thinking radically inside the box. But today, I’m discarding … Continue reading

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First Day Of Aries

My friend Craig asked me why the Chrysler Corporation’s pickup truck has an oxymoron for its name.  I laughed and said I’d often wondered why anybody would name it two opposing verbs.  Dodge Ram.  I reminded Craig that the Dodge … Continue reading

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Henrik Ibsen The Modernist

I wonder just how many other people became curious about the life and works of  playwright and poet Henrik Ibsen because of a television variety show.  One of my favorite regular features of “Rowen And Martin’s Laugh-In” was when the … Continue reading

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Contemporary Newspeak

“War is peace.”  Probably one of the most famous sentences from George Orwell’s novel *1984.  The book was meant as a warning about the very real possibility of a distopian future for our world.  Instead, it seems to have become … Continue reading

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Vesuvius Again In 1944

When we read or hear the name “Vesuvius”, we usually think about the horrific eruption in the Roman Empire of 77 CE.  The images of the ancient Roman city, Pompeii, come to mind. The first hand descriptions of the disaster add … Continue reading

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