Tag Archives: Debt Crisis

In Praise of Giving Up

Optimism and hope are what keep us all going, but there is much to be said for depression and despair. Hoping for the best is often a sucker’s game – more often than not things are just as bad as … Continue reading

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Puritan Politics

When I think back on all the crap I learned in high school, It’s a wonder I can think at all, And though my lack of education hasn’t hurt me none, I can read the writing on the wall… That’s … Continue reading

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Prigs and Bullies

Much to the disappointment of many college students stuck in that inevitable required English Literature course, Samuel Butler’s The Way of All Flesh isn’t a porn novel – it’s just another bildungsroman, a coming-of-age story that follows the protagonist as … Continue reading

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Monsters for Our Times

We are moving from the age of moody sexy vampires to the age of flesh-eating mindless zombies. The Twilight series is finally and mercifully over and now World War Z – Brad Pitt’s zombie epic – gets a Super Bowl teaser … Continue reading

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Assisted Annihilation

The loyal opposition is beginning to get it – no one sees them as loyal anymore, except to a steadily shrinking minority of old white guys, mainly from the South, with guns, and loyal to a few grumpy billionaires with … Continue reading

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Being Exceedingly Clever

Inauguration Day is over and yes, Beyoncé lip-synched the Star Spangled Banner – or she didn’t – because the Marine Band said Beyoncé did not actually sing during the inaugural and then backpedaled – so there’s some dispute, as if … Continue reading

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Dealing With the Clear Winner

Those who take their cues on how to live life, and instruct their kids on how to succeed in this cruel world, are fond of citing that impossibly successful football coach Vince Lombardi – winning isn’t everything, it’s the only … Continue reading

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