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Unity Through Tear Gas

I’m writing today from Istanbul, where I’ve been talking to a friend of mine who has been an active participant in the recent wave of demonstrations in Istanbul’s Taksim Square. “I never thought this could happen,” he told me. “The square was not one place filled with demonstrators of one mind. So many people [...]

The Worm On The Roof

In the soil, under the branches, I found earthworms. [...]

What Or Who Do You Believe In Anymore?

At this point, I can’t think of a single political organization that has my trust. I look at the field of potential presidential candidates in 2016, for all the political parties, big and small, and shudder. [...]

Marriage Messages In Children’s Media

From Ninjago: “I may look totally different, and evil may now course through my veins, but I am still the same man you married.”

From Wonder Woman in Justice League of America comic number 38: “As I told you before, Steve Trevor, I can’t marry you until my services are no longer needed to [...]

I Have Seven Unanswered Questions About Benghazi, Damn It!

There is a great deal we aren’t being told about Benghazi. Here are the seven questions about Benghazi that concern me the most. [...]

Thistle

Weed, wildflower, free birdfeeder, or something else?

How Has The Birth Of The Prince Of Cambridge Changed Your Life?

The moment that the Prince of Cambridge was born, thick storm clouds over the field where I was playing soccer opened up, revealing the warm glow of the sun, as members of both teams sank to their knees and gave praise.

Children in the towns nearby began eating their Brussels sprouts without complaint, and the [...]

Flag “Defenders”: Is this a Desecration?

This morning, while breaking up camp on Mount Desert Island, I noticed that someone had placed a small polyester American flag next to a water spigot. In the course of regular use, the water spigot had hit the soil, kicked up some of that soil, and in the process placed dirt on the American flag. [...]

Spanish Frilly Fight Dream

I just woke up from a dream in which I was doing a stand up comedy routine about wearing a luxurious purple jacket and one of those old-fashioned shirts with the big frilly cloths at the wrist.

What did you dream about last night?

What Do Superman and Twizzlers Have In Common?

Shopping at the grocery store this morning, I passed by a display of Twizzlers – a kind of red, chewy, stringy candy that is something like licorice, but without the taste. The display was promoting Twizzlers as Invincible Summer Fun, along with the latest Superman movie.

Maybe I’m just dense, but I don’t get the [...]

Your Psychological Physics

Are you a particle or a wave?