Tag Archives: Political Polarization

Staying In Your Lane

Everyone has a story. Everyone changes lanes. By 1981 it was time for a change – the first marriage had ended and teaching English at the prep school in Rochester, in the quiet upper left hand corner of New York, … Continue reading

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Merely Anarchy

Drat – after thirty-three years and all sorts of careers, there’s still no way to shake off the effects of having once been an English teacher. Strings of words and whole poems come to mind at the oddest times. It’s … Continue reading

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Fatally Flawed

There are some problems that cannot be solved. No one is ever going to come up with that perpetual-motion machine – the laws of physics, which every scientist from Newton to Einstein has carefully observed and documented, preclude that. It’s … Continue reading

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On Wisconsin

If we make it through the summer – if Spain and Greece don’t collapse, taking the economies of all of Europe with them and causing a worldwide crash – if Israel doesn’t decide to nuke Iran before Iran can get … Continue reading

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The Lay of the Land Now

Over the weekend the Republicans were at it again – this time the Nevada caucuses that Mitt Romney won handily – for what that’s worth. The New York Times ran this story – Romney Takes a Solid Win in Nevada … Continue reading

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Masterful Storytelling, Most of It Quite Fanciful

This was the week Obama was in Ireland – but even if his great-grandfather’s grandfather was from Ireland, our president just doesn’t seem Irish. His father was from Kenya and his mother from Kansas, and he was born in Hawaii … Continue reading

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The Killer Application

Back in the late eighties and into the nineties we were waiting for the next killer application – and we were the propeller-heads deep into systems. We were programming, crudely, but making all sort of information jump through hoops and … Continue reading

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