Author Archives: Alan

About Alan

The editor is a former systems manager for a large California-based HMO, and a former senior systems manager for Northrop, Hughes-Raytheon, Computer Sciences Corporation, Perot Systems and other such organizations. One position was managing the financial and payroll systems for a large hospital chain. And somewhere in there was a two-year stint in Canada running the systems shop at a General Motors locomotive factory - in London, Ontario. That explains Canadian matters scattered through these pages. Otherwise, think large-scale HR, payroll, financial and manufacturing systems. A résumé is available if you wish. The editor has a graduate degree in Eighteenth-Century British Literature from Duke University where he was a National Woodrow Wilson Fellow, and taught English and music in upstate New York in the seventies, and then in the early eighties moved to California and left teaching. The editor currently resides in Hollywood California, a block north of the Sunset Strip.

Explaining Away Rights

Samuel Johnson, the literary critic and poet and essayist, and the man who compiled and wrote the first English dictionary, because he was angry with the French for being the first to try to stabilize their language – he could … Continue reading

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Wasting Neurons

Kevin Drum has been doing sensible political commentary for decades, as one of the first bloggers and then doing that for the websites of major magazines, and now back on his own again, just for the fun of it. Perhaps … Continue reading

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