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Notes on Hell

Flight has been prominent in my life. Not the aerial kind but the fleeing kind. I vaguely recall that Sartre’s play “Huis Clos” (No Exit) ends with several people enclosed in a room condemned for all eternity to talk at … Continue reading

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According to the bullhorns and depending on the year, America’s military campaigns abroad would satisfy justice, displace tyrants, keep violence away from Western soil, spread democracy, foster development, prevent sectarian war, protect populations, reduce corruption, bolster women’s rights, decrease the … Continue reading

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With This Facebook Like, I Hereby Acknowledge That You Got Married | The New Yorker

Jeremiah Budin offers a humorous explanation of why wedding photos get so many Facebook likes. — Read on http://www.newyorker.com/humor/daily-shouts/with-this-facebook-like-i-hereby-acknowledge-that-you-got-married

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Tip of the Day

http://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/26/magazine/how-to-have-sex-in-a-canoe.html “Three words: center of gravity….”

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A Prayer of Sorts

I pay more attention than I’d like, for personal reasons, to news coming from a region of ceaseless conflict. Recently, three men attacked a secure place. One breached the gate by killing himself with explosives so that the other two … Continue reading

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Sigh… but I’d love to be surprised.

If he’s proven to have not told the whole truth about the fact that campaigns look for dirt, and if someone offers it, you listen to them, nobody’s going to be surprised. There are some things in politics that you … Continue reading

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An Inconvenient Perception

I read once somewhere that much of the violence inflicted upon the world is at the hands of young men who have never held a job or a girl’s hand. For some reason the comment comes back to me with … Continue reading

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