Tag Archives: Climate Change

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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The High-Heels Hurricane

There are great titles from the seventies like P.S. Your Cat Is Dead – a novel by James Kirkwood adapted from his play and later made into a rather forgettable movie that quickly disappeared – but the title was unforgettably cool. This is about … Continue reading

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The One Smart Man

Self-confidence is a good thing. Everyone admires that. It might be the NFL linebacker that absolutely guarantees his team will win the big game. Sure, that’s trash-talk to make the other guys worry a bit, or to fire up his … Continue reading

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Good Things Elsewhere

It’s all Donald Trump all the time, unless it’s Ted Cruz, or maybe, sometimes, Marco Rubio, which is fine with Hillary Clinton – no one is talking about Benghazi or her emails. And who is this Ben Carson person? Is … Continue reading

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Structurally Induced Pessimism

No one ends up where they expected. All the graduate fellowships meant a career as a scholar, or at least a tenure-track position teaching English at some small liberal arts college in the middle of nowhere – but that wasn’t … Continue reading

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The Odd Current Climate

Those of us who came of age in the sixties – the assassination of one Kennedy and the King “I Have a Dream” speech followed by the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965, and … Continue reading

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Product Differentiation

Ah, to be a ten-year-old boy in the late fifties, when each September the folks in Detroit revealed, each on one special night on national television, the new models. Planned obsolescence was not only a brilliant business model – only … Continue reading

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