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Not That Singular

Donald Trump promised a presidency like no other. He was rich. He was so rich no one could buy him off, and he could finance his own campaign – he’d owe no one anything. And he hated Republicans as much … Continue reading

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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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The Age of Smoke

Something big is happening. No one seems to know what it all could mean. It has to mean something big – the Trump presidency is over or Robert Mueller is gone – but sometimes it’s best to wait. These four … Continue reading

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That Which Just Isn’t So

Epistemology is the branch of philosophy concerned with the nature of knowledge – what we know and what we can know, and perhaps what we cannot ever know. Epistemology is all questions. How is knowledge produced? Should we be skeptical of … Continue reading

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Trump’s Lost Weekend

Things go right when everything goes wrong. That’s what happened in 1945 with Billy Wilder’s The Lost Weekend – Ray Milland as the alcoholic writer who loses everything, and Jane Wyman, Ronald Reagan’s first wife, as the good woman who … Continue reading

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The Bluff

Everyone remembers the 1923 Conference of Lausanne, the international conference called to update European defense treaties to account for the rise of the new post-Ottoman Turkey. No? That’s okay. Everyone remembers Ernest Hemingway’s dispatch from Lausanne from January 27, 1923, … Continue reading

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The Persistence of Reality

Philip K. Dick put it this way – “Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn’t go away.” He would say something like that. He wrote science fiction, but science fiction that was more than science fiction … Continue reading

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