Monthly Archives: February 2019

What Doesn’t Kill Us

There’s a word for everything: Hormesis is a term used by toxicologists to refer to a biphasic dose response to an environmental agent characterized by a low dose stimulation or beneficial effect and a high dose inhibitory or toxic effect. … Continue reading

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A Coup or Two

Donald Trump is a bit odd but everyone is used to that now. The only fresh eyes are overseas. There’s Ian Birrell, a speechwriter for former Prime Minister David Cameron and an editor for the Mail over there in the … Continue reading

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The Parade Moves On

Valentine’s Day is over – this year the day the president just gave up and accepted the fact that Congress wasn’t going to appropriate any money for any big wall to show Mexico a thing or two, or whatever he … Continue reading

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Solving Everything

There was no way to shrug it off. This was no way to say that this was subtle and clever and in a few days, or weeks, or months, everyone would agree that this man was actually a genius. And … Continue reading

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Poking the Bear

Valentine’s Day is all about love, or guilt, or lust – or something. Men, that gift had better be just right, or you’re in trouble. Women, make him worry – there’s power in this day. Retailers – mark up the … Continue reading

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Reality Bites Back

In spite of a warning voice that comes in the night And repeats and repeats in my ear Don’t you know little fool You never can win Use your mentality, wake up to reality But each time that I do … Continue reading

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An Imaginary Win

This street is odd. F. Scott Fitzgerald spent the last years of his life in Hollywood, in a little apartment just down the street here on North Laurel Avenue, editing others’ screenplays and typing away at “The Last Tycoon” – … Continue reading

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