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Here Lies a Scotsman

There once was a Second Amendment paladin in the Houston area who lay in wait one night to discharge his Ruger into the belly of a nefarious shadow on his castle’s driveway; having done which he laid his weapon down, … Continue reading

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Tuba Career

As for what comes after the life-altering experience of “GLOW” — what will define her next persona — [Betty] Gilpin doesn’t know, but she has a hunch. “It feels like I’m in this room that I didn’t know existed, and … Continue reading

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Disquieting Skein

It has dawned on me in the last few days that the model of government from above visited upon the yielding heads of the governed by an all-powerful executive comports somewhat with what I take to be certain tenets of … Continue reading

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Ascribe It to Editing Lapse

Domestic terrorism includes violence by Americans who belong to anti-government militias, white supremacist groups or individuals who ascribe to similar ideologies not connected to Islamic extremism. (Frank Figliuzzi, “I Predicted More Hate-Based Violence. El Paso Won’t Be the End of … Continue reading

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Ouch!

“Our problem was what laid underneath all that: the way things really were, despite what we taught in civics class.” (James Comey, “Mr. President, Please Take a Stand Against Racism,” NYTimes, 8-4-19) No disrespect to Mr. Comey, but what lay … Continue reading

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Morbid Rumination

The violence that erupts continually in an “advanced” country has trapped me in a morbid rumination that has two horns. First: Given our pervasive gun culture, along with the persistence of capital punishment as a remedy-at-law, why is the firing … Continue reading

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“Auntie Colours”

The influence of fashion and grooming on art (and vice versa?) is of great interest to me. The mention of Sonia Delaunay brings back pleasant memories of being thrilled at a receptive age by her work and that of her … Continue reading

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