Monthly Archives: October 2009

Setting Chaos in Motion

It’s a place where nothing is supposed to happen, that upper right corner of New York – the state, not the city. Yes, there’s whole big state north of the upper right corner of New York, the Bronx, also oddly … Continue reading

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The Californiafication of America

“There is science, logic, reason; there is thought verified by experience. And then there is California.” Yeah, it’s a bit crazy out here, and that’s what Edward Abbey was getting at with those words. And he was the “Thoreau of … Continue reading

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Assessing the Inevitable

It’s hard to assess just what happened when what will surely happen, one way or the other, hasn’t happened yet. Consider Barack Obama’s keynote speech at the 2004 Democratic Convention in Boston. That was startling – everyone could see he … Continue reading

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Just Photography

I’ve run into serious problems with my ISP – no column this evening. When my connection to the internet stabilizes, columns will resume here. As for now, things are running at a crawl, and sometime not running at all. But … Continue reading

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Sometimes Only the Good Resign

People unhappy with their work can cause all sorts of trouble in the office, or whatever the job site is. They might grumble and pull others aside and say what’s being done is just nonsense, which makes everyone uncomfortable, especially … Continue reading

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America Describes Itself Again

You must have seen the ads, featuring the most interesting man in the world. They’re a bit of a joke, and not a joke at all, and it all started in 2007 when Dos Equis inaugurated its current advertising campaign, … Continue reading

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The Slow-Rolling Apocalypse

There’s that stuff going around about the world ending on December 12, 2012: The Mayan calendar ends on December 21st, 2012, the same date as the Winter Solstice when Earth will be in galactic alignment with the black hole at … Continue reading

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