It’s my wife’s fault. She ruined me. I’m not even sure if existence exists because of what she did.
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February 19, 2011
Wow. The moral high ground is actually more practical. Something to think about.
February 16, 2011
Hear the imperative once more: Smile boldly. Cuddle up. Nuzzle and snuggle in a bear-hug frenzy of interfaith empathy and love. Let’s be so cotton-candy sweet we spread acne and cavities … Mi casa tu casa …”
February 12, 2011
Dear Egyptian People: I hereby admit it. You astonished me. I didn’t think you’d pull it off. Skeptical me could only imagine a grim display in an ugly future … You can even make fun of my continuing worries in this blog’s comments. I’d love to be a laughing stock …
September 19, 2010
Imagine yourself. You’re a typical working-stiff alien in a cloaked vessel 400 miles above the Earth. Your unit’s mission: Keep an eye on those niggling humans. Your individual specialty: Raucous America. Your conclusion: No deep-space bonus was worth … this.
September 14, 2010
I’m still floored by yesterday’s discovery. It’s as if I unearthed a thirst-quenching pool in a dune-filled desert. I actually stumbled across depth, insight and acumen. Really. No kidding. Thinkers are thinking after all. There is wisdom beyond the rants of talking heads — and the people in the street (or at their laptops, at least) deserve to know. Today’s mission is to bring their thoughts to the foreground. Call this a “brain-power round up.”
September 9, 2010
It’s time for the peacemakers to get savvy in a lurid culture – even now, at this stage, when we’re clutching the polished vacuum cleaner after the salesman leaves with his I’ve-just-conned-another-sucker grin and our faces are tomato-red and the thoughts fly: I’ve been tricked, hoodwinked, duped … had! What happened? How’d we get here? Why?
September 8, 2010
On Saturday September 11, the United States will once again relive the horrors of the attack on the World Trade Center nine years ago. I’m writing this on a September morning very much like that morning: cool, crisp and clear. The day’s events pushed our nation into its two longest wars, first in Afghanistan and then Iraq, and jolted us into sudden awareness of Islam – or, more especially, of a radical, fundamentalist form and its loose terrorist network, which will be with us for a long time. These terrorists have killed and maimed more Muslims than non-Muslims.
July 2, 2010
Puritans are now viewed as grim, witch-burning anti-intellectuals ready to leap from the bushes and pin scarlet letters on innocent hikers. So you can imagine my plight: I want to look past their foibles. I want to celebrate their heritage on this July 4th and see their contributions, fully aware of the skeletons rattling in their closets.
July 1, 2010
There’s an invisible trail in Enfield, Connecticut. Call it the path of “What-ifs?” leading to “Might-Have-Beens.”