Monthly Archives: October 2019

Shuffleboard in Florida

There’s history. It was the summer of 1781 and things were going badly for our side – the British occupied New York City and a second British army lead by Cornwallis was making trouble down south, capturing Charleston and Richmond, and then … Continue reading

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That Air of Inevitability

Put questions of free will and determinism aside. There’s that moment when what seemed unlikely, and then seemed vaguely possible but unlikely, starts to seem possible, and then seems likely, and then quite likely, and then seems inevitable – that … Continue reading

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Moving Beyond Punishment

The New York Times’ Maggie Haberman noticed that sometime was wrong many months ago: Senator John McCain of Arizona has been dead for seven months, but President Trump’s feud with him is very much alive, and in front of a … Continue reading

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Another Hollywood Story

It’s just another Hollywood story: In early 1964, Gene Roddenberry presented a brief treatment for a television series to Desilu Productions, calling it “a Wagon Train to the stars.” Desilu worked with Roddenberry to develop the treatment into a script, … Continue reading

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Exacting Revenge

Extraordinarily insecure men, but hardly ever women, who feel that no one has ever really respected them, seek, and obtain, positions where they can force others to show them respect, even if it’s feigned respect, even if it’s coerced respect. … Continue reading

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The Inevitable Cascade

Engineers call it a cascading failure – one small component fails and that triggers other failures in the system and it all falls apart. A small rubber O-ring in a booster rocket fails and the Space Shuttle blows up. One … Continue reading

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No Shrugging This Off

Sometimes the small news stories are not that small, although this was small: A Christian aid group that planned a gathering to honor and pray for the Kurdish people at President Trump’s hotel in Washington was told by hotel staff … Continue reading

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