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Needless Cruelty as Policy

Oversimplification is sometimes useful. Donald Trump’s base loves defiance and doesn’t see it as a counterproductive at all. Sure, the guy makes stuff up, and he’s offended all our allies – no one trusts the United States now that it’s … Continue reading

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The Middle of the Story

From Homer to Hamlet to Faulkner to James Bond movies, stories are best told in medias res – start in the mysterious dramatic hot middle of the story and then use brief flashbacks to make all the action suddenly comprehensible, and … Continue reading

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Herrings and Onions

“Scandal is gossip made tedious by morality.” ~ Oscar Wilde “How like herrings and onions our vices are in the morning after we have committed them.” ~ Samuel Taylor Coleridge There are lots of things that can be said about … Continue reading

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The Thursday Trump

Everyone should be on edge. This is the situation now: Lukasz Niec was 5 years old when his parents brought him and his sister to the United States from Poland. With two suitcases in tow, his parents – both doctors … Continue reading

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Trying to Settle Things

Some things were settled on the third Sunday in January. Tom Brady did it again. The New England Patriots are going to the Super Bowl, again. Jacksonville was always unlikely – the Jacksonville Jaguars are a team from the land … Continue reading

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The Anniversary Gift

There are rules that married couples should know. The twenty-fifth anniversary is the couple’s Silver Anniversary. The appropriate gift is something silver. The fiftieth anniversary is the couple’s Golden Anniversary. The appropriate gift is something gold – and after fifty … Continue reading

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The Duffer

Donald Trump may be a duffer – a peddler, especially of cheap flashy articles, or an incompetent, ineffectual, or clumsy person, and colloquially, a mediocre golfer. Of course in Australia a “duffer” is a cattle rustler – but that doesn’t … Continue reading

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